Berries are Good! K

Berries are Good! K

Ever wonder why there are so many birds that like to eat berries?
A bears survival cravings are the same as humans and love the taste and the energy from eating the fresh picked fruits.
The main reason birds love to take on a seasonal berry feeding frenzie is to build fat cells.
Fat Cells actually up-regulates gene expression for fat oxidation (fat burning) and down-regulates gene expression for fat storage. The oxidation of fatty acids increases further, directly through the release of adiponectin. The overall effect is that fat cells begin to shrink in size. The reduced inflammation also decreases the size of fat cells and disgorges the excess water associated with the inflammatory process (leading to a less bloated and squishy feeling to the fat under the skin).
Like in all animals Insulin sensitivity of muscle cells increases, there by enhancing insulin signaling and glucose and nutrient uptake, along with enhancing glycogen synthesis, which drives glucose and nutrients preferentially into muscle.   So your daily intake of fresh berries along with the mandatory walk about or pyhsical activity will help ward of the winter blues and knowing that frozen berries contain a good daily dose of healthy blood oxidation and tastes that remind you of summer.   Add to some yogurt and make a smoothie, great on whole grains or oatmeal.
Keep up your fruit intake for a healthy youth full looking skin. The zinc and B_6 is just one of the great bennefits.   thekitchenman.ca