Berries are ‘nature’s multi-vitamin’. Berries are amongst the foods highest in antioxidants and are also lower in carbohydrates than fruit, so they can really help to increase the ‘nutrient density’ of our diet (crucial to an optimal and maintainable weight loss) while providing relatively few calories. Berries such as blueberries increase levels of antioxidants in the body that may reduce inflammation and oxidation related to premature ageing, insulin resistance and weight gain.32 Berries can also help the body to regulate blood sugar, which helps to preserve stable energy levels, improves brain function and fuel storage (i.e. in muscle as compared to fat stores).
From Carb-Appropriate 101 by Cliff Harvey PhD
Carb-Appropriate 101 gives you 101 daily tips to help you achieve the energy, health & performance you deserve. It includes daily tips for nutrition, movement, exercise, meditation, mindfulness, sleep, stress-reduction, and more! These tips are some of the themes that Cliff has written and spoken about over his decades in practice, in ‘bite-sized’ mini-articles.
Read the book from cover-to-cover, applying a tip a day, or simply open the book to any page to find a valuable health and performance tip to help you feel and perform at your very best.