Simple Fruit Busts Blood Sugar and Fat

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

If you’ve ever struggled with your weight or your blood sugar, you know how scary it can be.

It seems like every time you turn around, your doctor or a loved one is telling you it’s just a matter of time before you’re sticking yourself with insulin needles or taking statins by the handful.

Fortunately, Japanese researchers have discovered that an ordinary type of fruit could help you ditch those extra pounds and get your blood sugar back on track.

And believe it or not, it can even help you beat back inflammation — the key driver of all disease.

I’m talking about citrus fruits.

Loaded with vitamin C and other antioxidants, citrus has been shown to help your body beat back the signs of aging and boost your immunity.

More recently, scientists pinpointed a specific flavonoid called nobiletin that can bust fat and whip your blood sugar back into shape.

In a recent study, scientists fed mice a high-fat diet. Half got nobiletin supplements and half didn’t.

After eight weeks, the scientists weighed the mice, and what they found was shocking…

The nobiletin-supplemented mice saw a reduction in body weight gain, body fat and triglycerides.

Even better, when the scientists tested for blood sugar, they found that the nobiletin improved blood sugar levels and insulin resistance in the mice.

Additionally, the nobiletin significantly decreased inflammation in cells linked to obesity.

When you add all of these results together, it looks like this simple citrus compound can help you fight obesity, cholesterol issues, diabetes and inflammation.

You can get nobiletin by eating any citrus fruits. However, the peels have the highest content of this super-flavonoid. So don’t hesitate to add a little lemon zest to your favorite dishes if you want to melt some fat and protect your heart.

Live well,

Natalie Moore
Managing editor, Living Well Daily

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Sources

[1] Nobiletin improves obesity and insulin resistance in high-fat diet-induced obese mice.

Natalie Moore

Written By Natalie Moore

Natalie Moore is a dedicated health researcher with a passion for finding healthy, natural, and science-based solutions. After a decade of direct healthcare experience in western and natural medicine, she was involved in public health research before joining Living Well Daily.

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