Blueberries ‘inhibit fat cell development’
For the past few years, the acai berry has been hailed as the very best of all the super foods, but it’s time for it to step aside as an old contender has made a return – the blueberry.
Scientists from Texas Woman’s University (TWU) found that blueberries can inhibit the development of fat cells, which could prove to be a great help to those trying to lose weight.
Shiwani Moghe, a graduate student at TWU, found that blueberry polyphenols can inhibit obesity at a molecular stage in mice models.
“This is a burgeoning area of research. Determining the best dose for humans will be important,” said Moghe.
“The promise is there for blueberries to help reduce adipose tissue [body fat] from forming in the body,” she concluded.
Last year, a presentation at the 240th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society revealed that acai berries could help the ageing brain to stay healthy.
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