by Christina Sarich, Natural Society:
What if indulging in your favorite raspberries, blueberries, grapes, and other fruits this summer could help you to burn stubborn stores of fat? Well, that may just be possible, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity.
The study examines how a substance known as resveratrol, which is found in many fruits, induces a “brown-like adipocyte formation in white fat through activation of AMP-activated protein kinase or α1.” In other words, eating two or three servings of berries and grapes (as well as other fruits) daily can convert ‘bad’ fat stored in our bodies into ‘calorie-burning, good fat.’ Though the study utilized female mice to conclude that eating fruit could burn fat stores, the results were quite impressive:
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