In a recent study conducted but the Washington State University they have shown that Resveratrol, a substance found in high concentrations in berries, grapes and other fruits can assist in weight loss.

Energy Burning…

The study was performed on mice who where fed a diet containing resveratrol at .01 percent concentrations . This diet allowed the mice to change their excess white fat into the active, energy-burning beige fat. In the study, adult female mice were fed a high-fat diet. Those supplemented with resveratrol were 40 percent less likely to develop diet-induced obesity compared to control mice that gained weight.

The body has 3 types of fat. White, beige and brown. Diets rich in resveratrol from blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, grapes and apples enhances the oxidation of dietary fats converting them from white fat to beige fat. 340gms or 12 ounces is the human equivalent which is about two or three servings per day.

So where does that leave wine as a weight loss substance? Unfortunately wines like merlot or cabernet sauvignon contain only a fraction of resveratrol and other phenolic compounds found in grapes.

“Many of the beneficial polyphenols are insoluble and get filtered out during the wine production process,” says Professor of animal sciences Min Du who was in charge of the study.

For those of you who follow our private Facebook group you will know that our philosophy towards balancing hormone levels in women focuses on increasing dietary antioxidants. There are many reasons for this however fundamentally a diet high in antioxidants, resveratrol being one of the main dietary sources, allows the body to create the correct environment for it to function optimally. As the body balances its hormonal levels with our 8 week program and Happy Hormones, weight naturally returns to normal due to the metabolism and hormones balancing.

Naturally high in a range of Antioxidants…

Below is a list of foods naturally high in a range of Antioxidants. Following a diet which focuses on these food groups changes a normal diet into a therapeutic diet and has profound benefits for the body. If you create the right biochemistry your body will naturally balance its metabolism and endocrine system, resulting in healthy, balanced weight loss. To compliment this process we recommend also taking Happy Hormones supplement which acts as a catalyst to accelerate the balancing process.

Extremely High Antioxidant Foods

Cloves, oregano, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, turmeric, vanilla beans, sage, szechuan pepper, acai fruit pulp/skin, rosehip parsley, nutmeg, basil, cocoa dry powder, cumin seed, curry powder, white pepper, ginger, ground pepper, baobab seed, mustard seed.

High Antioxidant Foods

Rice bran, chili powder, paprika, pepper red or cayenne, raspberries, pecans, elderberries, peppermint, walnuts, raisins, hazelnuts, blueberries, artichokes, cranberries, red kidney beans,  black beans, prunes, pinto beans, pistachio nuts, plums,  lentils, garlic, blackberries, soybeans, coriander (cilantro) leaves, pomegranates, coconut, coconut oil.

High- Medium Antioxidant Foods

Almonds, dill, strawberries, apples, peaches, dates, cherries, red wine, figs, gooseberries, goji berry, apricots, cabbage, broccoli, guava, mangosteen, lettuce, asparagus, cauliflower, pears, radish seeds sprouted, sweet potato, whole grain bread, brown rice.

Medium Antioxidant foods

Oranges, cashew nuts, beet greens, avocados, arugula (rocket), navy beans, grapes, radishes, oats, macadamia nuts, spinach, potatoes, russet, grapefruit, tangerines, (mandarin oranges), onions, alfalfa sprouts, brazil nuts, lemons, mangos, green tea, Chinese green vegetables, olives.

Low to medium Antioxidant Foods

Kiwi fruit, salsa sauce and tomato paste, mushrooms, pineapple, eggplant, nectarines, chickpeas, noni fruit, green beans, bananas, olive oil- extra-virgin, shitake mushrooms, peas, corn, pine nuts, maitake mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, leeks, apple cider vinegar, celery, tomatoes, pumpkin, carrots, melons, cantaloupe, papayas, honeydew, cucumber, squash, zucchini, watermelon, limes, whole meal pasta.

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About Jeff Butterworth:

Jeff Butterworth B.App. Sc, N.D is a Naturopath with over 20 years experience specialising in treating hormonal disorders. Jeff developed the Happy Hormones program after discovering a unique way of treating hormonal disorders - by focusing on endocrine balance rather than hormonal levels - which gives long-lasting and dramatic results.