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

Ed. Note: Please send your feedback: feedback@livingwelldaily.com – and click here to like us on Facebook.


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.

View More Free Articles

Tasty FAT Hack SLASHES Heart Risk

Is your heart trying to tell you something? Are little warning signs appearing that your ticker may be in trouble someday soon? You may have noticed your blood pressure creeping UP or your energy levels dialing DOWN. Or everyday tasks leave you feeling more winded than usual. Don’t ignore those signs. Your heart could be...

Read This

Mailbag: Why Am I DIZZY When I Stand Up?

“My wife has had some dizziness when standing up quickly. Should she be concerned? A friend suggested it could be related to her blood pressure medication?” – Frank (Article continues below.) Hi Frank, Low blood pressure when standing after sitting or lying down is called orthostatic or postural hypotension. Typically, someone will feel dizzy or...

Read This

Stay “Forever Young” with THIS Taste Bud Trick

We all want to remain youthful, healthy, and vibrant as we age. But that’s easier said than done. Sure, you can fork over the cash for the latest designer anti-aging cream, drink gallons of raw water (whatever that is?), and try to survive on a diet consisting only of green veggies. But the answer to...

Read This

FINALLY an Exercise Routine You Can LOVE

Bored to tears by repetitive trips to the gym? Rather walk across hot coals that try another one of the frantic routines presented by perky fitness gurus on TV? Do long walks on the treadmill feel about as thrilling as watching paint dry? New research reveals the answer to your workout prayers… Strap on your...

Read This

The HIDDEN Harm of Mouth Breathing

It’s a habit often hurled as an insult by movie bullies and internet trolls. Yet over HALF of us are  “mouth breathers.” And, as I’m sure you already know, despite the insults, mouth breathing doesn’t have a thing to do with intelligence. But new research reveals it DOES have a downside. Mouth breathing could leave...

Read This

Produce Aisle Secret SUPERCHARGES Aging Muscles

The change is subtle at first. But it grows with each passing year. Muscle loss sneaks up on us. But, as we pass through middle age and beyond, it can start to take its toll in unexpected ways. Maybe carrying the groceries inside becomes just a bit harder. Or climbing the stairs to the bedroom...

Read This

The BEST Brew for Antiaging and Weight Loss

The battle between coffee and green tea lovers has raged for decades. Both beverages have passionate, devoted fans. And each is convinced their drink of choice is THE elixir of life. But when it boils down to SPECIFIC benefits, is one better than the other? Is green tea or coffee superior at fighting aging? How...

Read This

Feeling Forgetful? Nutrient Tag-Team EASES Your Mind

Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope you have something fun planned with a loved one. Speaking of plans—remember that time you FORGOT Valentine’s and were in the doghouse for days? Or maybe it was your keys, a doctor’s appointment, or even the waitress’s name that’s served you coffee for the last three years instead. Regardless of...

Read This

2 for 1 Deal Protects Your Eyes AND Your Brain!

Yesterday, I warned you about a link between vision loss and cognitive impairment. It turns out common cataracts don’t just rob you of your vision… they could also do a number on your brain. But there was GOOD news, too. That decline may be reversible! If you missed that issue, CLICK HERE to catch up...

Read This

Vision Thief Threatens MORE Than Your Sight

You wake up one morning, and something seems off. The world looks a bit hazy, as if you’re peering through a thin veil. Colors appear dull and muted. And reading becomes more difficult as words on the page blur together. You assume you just need a new eyeglass prescription, but the TRUE culprit has been...

Read This