Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blueberries can help you burn fat!

The benefits of blueberry consumption have been noted in several nutrition studies, an example being the cardio-protective benefits derived from the high polyphenol content in blueberries. Studies looking at the protective nature of blueberries have shown potential to have a positive effect on everything from aging to metabolic syndrome, to loss of brain mass.

Plant polyphenols have been shown to fight adipogenesis, which is the development of fat cells, and induce lipolysis, which is the breakdown of lipids and or fat.

In mice, the highest dose of blueberry polyphenols yielded a 73% decrease in lipids; the lowest dose showed a 27% decrease.

Studies will now be done with humans..but I’m not waiting…since we already know they protect the brain from shrinking and give us better night vision…I’m having blueberries today!

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