The Zone Diet | Foods To Eat & Foods To Avoid

7) Berries

14 grams of blueberries contain 7.8 calories, 0 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 0.1 grams of protein.

Blueberries are superfoods with their great nutritional value that are concentrated in this small sweet blue ball of goodness, they are made up of water and very little carbohydrates which is why it is one of the best fruits to have in this diet, they have wonderful content of vitamin c which is a key component in making your immunity stronger and your connective tissue and skin more elastic as it helps strengthen collagen, it also has wonderful antioxidant properties along with vitamin K which is essential for blood clotting and preventing hemorrhage.

Blueberries are famous for the dense content of antioxidants especially flavonoids like anthocyanins which gives them their dark color, they are known to decrease the free radical damage on your cells and help you retain healthy young cells with little mutations in their DNA component which means that it has some anti-aging along with some anti-cancer properties. blueberries are also good for the heart since they lower LDL cholesterol levels and blood pressure levels which are the main risk factors for developing heart diseases despite having sugar in them, blueberries were actually found to have beneficial effects on your insulin sensitivity helping diabetics control their disease.

Blueberries are wonderful snacks in this diet. You can make blueberry smoothies, you can add a handful to your yogurt or granola bars or to some cottage cheese in a simple low-calorie cheesecake.