Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Don't Want To Get Fat?...

You're a bodybuilder, an Iron Warrior, A Disciple of past champions – so chances are good that you wan't a big, strong beyond ripped body that's the best there is,with no ugly fat hiding all of your hard work. If this is you, then add one more thing to your “must do” bodybuilding list: eat fresh berries.

It's true: on the surface, berries don't seem essential for bodybuilders – they're low in protein and light on calories – and they certainly won't build muscle like a nice thick steak. But there's new evidence that fresh berries can stop you from getting fat – and not getting fat is always better than having to lose fat.

Many berries such as blueberries contain special blue/purple/red pigments called anthocyanins, and science shows that they can help prevent obesity, even when consuming a relatively high-fat diet. The research pointed out that grape skins, blueberries, blackberries and purple corn are rich in these fat fighters, but other foods contain them as well.

So here's your FUSION FACTOID: Eat dark colored fresh berries whenever possible. Insodoing you'll not only benefit from their antioxidant effects, but you'll be keeping the fat away.

SOURCE:American Chemical Society (2008, February 14). Natural Purple Pigments In Fruits, Vegetables And Berries, Such As Blueberries, May Help Prevent Obesity.

- FUSION Research Team

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