The One Secret Ingredient That Fights Fat
You have probably been told that there is no such thing as a ‘wonder drug’ when it comes to losing weight. It is simply a case of weeks and weeks of hard slog and feeling hungry all the time! Well, scientists are now beginning to suspect that there is, in fact, a “secret” ingredient that can help you fight fat quickly but naturally at the same time. It is always best to avoid putting artificial chemicals in your body just when you are trying to lose weight and rid yourself of toxins!
What is this revolutionary new miracle worker? It is none other than… Vitamin C! Here we tell you more about how it may work for you.
It is no secret that consuming vitamin C every day can help you stay healthy. It is good for our immune system and helps us to fight off bacteria and viruses. We take it for the common cold and flu for this very reason. It also plays a role in the production of collagen which is needed for clear and healthy skin. It keeps our ligaments and bones strong. It may even play a role in preventing chronic diseases, such as cancer, because of its antioxidant properties. It protects our cells from damage.
Vitamin C – citrus fruits
Now we get to the bit that not so many people know! Vitamin C plays a very important role in adjusting the levels of body fat and so it helps a lot to add it in to your weight loss regime. Vitamin C plays a vital role in regulating the levels of sugar in the blood. According to some studies, patients who consume one gram (or a thousand milligrams) of vitamin C a day over six weeks tend to see their levels of triglycerides, cholesterol, blood sugar and insulin reduced. This is exactly what people on diets are aiming for and is also good for your overall health.
Other studies have shown that people who consume vitamin C and adhere to a healthy exercise regime can burn up to thirty per cent more fat than people who simply exercised. This is the simplest of weight loss routines to follow! All you have to do is drink a glass or two of orange juice before starting your daily exercise routine. Alternatively, just pop a vitamin C pill into a glass of water.
Vitamin C – other fruits and vegetables
Eating large amounts of fruits and vegetables, in addition to keeping you healthy, will also help you to burn larger amounts of fat. How can that be? You are probably thinking that dieting is all about eating hardly anything!
Well the answer lies with your metabolism. If you make it a habit to eat large quantities of fruit and vegetables (preferably raw) in the morning, they will be kick start your metabolism off early and throughout the day you will be burning your excess body fat.
The vitamin C, together with all the other nutrients, help you reduce the absorption of fat and thus prevent it from collecting in the parts of the body that you don’t want to see it – thighs, hips and bum! For maximum results make sure that you loads of spinach, kiwis and citrus fruits – these are the ‘superfoods’ of weight loss. They will also give you more energy so that you can exercise harder and for longer.
If you want to add in some more fat-fighting foods into your diet you should try – green tea and caffeine. Always try and get the organic versions if they are available.
Another important food that will help you with your diet is fish. Fish will reduce body fat, especially in the abdomen. It contains great levels of omega-3 fatty acids which can help improve insulin levels, build muscles and reduce fat in the abdominal area.