Tina Ruggiero | Nutrition Expert, Cookbook Author and Spokesperson
Jan 4, 2012 by Tina Ruggiero
the flex belt says
Jan 6, 2012 at 6:01 pm
mmm! blueberries! but as you said, not only blueberries can help shed fat and build muscles, but all berries (and fruit) are good at that too. I’d better recommend to stay away from sweet fruit such as bananas, melons, peaches, pears, gala apples etc if your main goal is losing weight, because these fruit are full of callories and don’t go well with any diet.
Tina Ruggiero says
Jan 17, 2012 at 1:15 pm
Thank you, Flex Belt, for your comment! I’m glad you found the story informative. I have to disagree with you, though, when it come to other fruit. Bananas, melons, peaches, pears and apples are nutritious food choices in their own right. The American Cancer Society recommends eating at least 2½ cups of fruits and vegetables each day to help lower cancer risk. These foods contain important vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants and are low in calories. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1/3 of Americans eat two serving of fruit daily. Clearly, a more sustained and effective public health response is needed to help consumers understand that fruit can and should be part of a healthy diet and weight loss plan.
Aug 7, 2013 at 3:23 pm
Are blueberries good for muscle diets to build strength and muscle mass.
Aug 27, 2013 at 1:57 am
Hello, Jameer, and thanks for your post. Blueberries won’t build muscle, per se, but they are an extraordinary food that should be part of your diet, if you want to be healthy. Blueberries protect you from a variety of cancers; they’re rich in vitamin C, a potent antioxidant; they’re a good source of fiber, and they contribute vitamin E which is necessary for healthy skin and particularly important if you want to look fierce in competition when you flex your muscles!