Why blueberries are one of my favorite fruits for healthy thyroid and optimal weight loss

For people who engage in a weight loss program, they need to be aware that many fruits can promote weight gain and even weight loss resistance because they may contain high amounts of fructose and simple sugars that promotes insulin release and fat storage.

Of all the fruits, my favorite ones are the berries because they contain less fructose than many other fruits. But that is not the only reason. Berries in general are high in fiber and contain tremendously beneficial antioxidants that help overall health, well-being, and optimal metabolism.

In the ThyroLife Protein Boost Diet that I advocate for successful and long-term weight loss, I recommend that you consume berries at breakfast and lunch in addition to high fiber veggies and the right amount of proteins and good fats.

But of all of the berries my favorite one remains the blueberry, which is now called looked at as a super food, which has incredible benefits with respect to weight loss, immune system support, digestive health, and even optimal brain function, cancer prevention and urinary tract health. One of the reasons of these health benefits is that blueberries contain high amounts of molecules called polyphenols. Polyphenols improve vascular function and are potent antioxidants that can significantly boost your metabolism, particularly if you on the right diet and are engaged in a well-balanced exercise program.

2019-09-03T12:14:28-06:00By |Foods, Weight Loss Helpers|

About the Author:

Dr. Ridha Arem is board certified in endocrinology, and metabolism. He is the author of over 40 peer reviewed articles in the fields of thyroid disease, endocrinology, and metabolism.