Best fruit for weight loss 'increases fat burning' and targets your midriff - plus it lowers cholesterol

Best fruit for weight loss 'increases fat burning' and targets your midriff - plus it lowers cholesterol

Best foods for weight loss according to an expert

Anna Barry

By Anna Barry

Published: 20/04/2024

- 06:00

Britons trying to slim down should stock up on organic or wild blueberries

Fruit is widely understood as healthy and weight-loss-friendly. According to a doctor of naturopathic medicine, one particular variety comes out on top.

Dr Anthony Balduzzi, founder of The Fit Mother Project, shared the "best foods" for weight loss, naming organic blueberries in his top 10.

He said that these are "great for reducing abdominal fat and lowering cholesterol".

Dr Anthony advised that eating blueberries is effective in conjunction with working out, citing a study that found that people who ate a cup full of blueberries before exercise "increased their fat-burning" during their workout.

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Britons should up their intake of one berry if they want to slim down


This is because blueberries upregulate some of our fat-burning genes.

In addition to their fat-loss-friendly properties, blueberries have a myriad of health benefits. They are rich in bioflavonoids, which are good for cognitive health, memory and energy production.

The expert continued: "They're loaded with fibre, vitamins and minerals - and they taste delicious."

Dr Anthony told slimmers that while organic blueberries are effective, wild blueberries are even better for burning fat because they're smaller and have greater concentrations of bioflavonoids.

To incorporate them into your diet, the doctor recommended buying frozen wild blueberries and adding them to smoothies.

The expert named another ingredient to add to smoothies which "will help you lose weight".

Blueberries can also be added on top of a salad or a bowl of Greek yoghurt.

Doctor Anthony urged dieters not to be put off by the natural sugars in the fruit, explaining that they are great for blood sugar balance and insulin sensitivity.

He concluded: "Get more blueberries into your life. You will be healthier for it."

While blueberries make a fabulous diet addition for slimmers, other fruits might actually be hindering your weight loss goals.



'They're loaded with fibre, vitamins and minerals - and they taste delicious'


Weight loss expert Dr Michael Mosley named three fruits Britons should avoid if they want to lose weight.

He recommended snacking on berries, apples and pears instead, as these have less sugar.

Eating well can be paired with exercise for effective and fast weight loss. Britons have been told which exercise "burns calories in a short period".

The exercise "stands out for its efficiency in burning calories in a short period, and the metabolic boost that continues post-exercise".

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