Guest post by Gracy Singh (a.k.a Liur)
Tired of belly fat? Want to eat more vegetables? You can lower belly fat by incorporating these top 10 vegetables to your diet. You don’t have to do a complete overhaul on what you eat now; sometimes small changes can make a world of difference.
If you are looking to tone your body and lose body fat, incorporate these fat burning vegetables. Listed below are vegetables that are high in minerals and in a lot of cases, fiber. These 10 vegetables all contain specific compounds that can indirectly help you to say goodbye to belly fat. They also help you stay healthy and kick the fat burning process into gear. Certain vegetables contain special phytonutrients indole-3-carbinol that helps the fight against estrogens that can add belly fat from the foods we eat. These vegetables can give you some unexpected benefits when you begin to include them into your diet on a much needed regular basis. They will not budge your blood and insulin and that is a powerful ally when it comes to vegetables kick starting the metabolism and causing that body fat to melt away.
Every color vegetable contains a different type and amount of antioxidants. If you only eat one or two colors, you may be missing out on some potent belly fat and disease fighters. Examples of green vegetables include broccoli, spinach, cabbage, cucumbers, green beans and kale. Examples of orange and yellow vegetables include carrots, pumpkin, corn, and yellow and orange peppers.
White vegetables include cauliflower, mushrooms, and onions. Examples of red and purple vegetables include tomatoes, red onions, eggplant and red peppers.
Pumpkin: Most people are surprised to know that pumpkin helps break down body fat. Pumpkins carry a lot of potassium in it. It is also low in calories and high in vitamin A and beta-carotene. Every cup of pumpkin contains 2 1\2 grams of fiber. Potassium works with sodium to maintain the body’s water balance. When the sodium is too high, the body holds onto a lot of water. Eating potassium can help your metabolism speed up, break down belly fat, and reduce bloating.
Onions: Onions carry large amounts of quercetin. Quercetin is a natural anti-inflammatory. Belly fat can be a degree of inflammation. They are also low in calories. Onions also carry chromium, which helps your body regulate blood-sugar levels.
Chili: Red or green chilies can help curb your appetite and also boost the body’s ability to burn fat. Studies have shown that there is an active ingredient in chili peppers and powder called capsaicin. Capsaicin increases calorie-burning, stabilizes blood sugars levels and is known as a potent antioxidant.
Green pepper: Green peppers help boost your metabolism which leads to an increased burning of belly fat.
Leafy greens: The best leafy greens are considered to be spinach, cabbage and broccoli. These are considered to be great fillers. They provide bulk amounts of fiber but also provide essential vitamins and minerals. Spinach contains the essential mineral manganese for an effective metabolism that helps mobilize fat for energy. It also carries a lot of iron for blood and calcium to repair and strengthen bone tissue. It is best with spinach to boil or steam because it helps free up unwanted acids, which allows it to leak into the water. This also helps to bring out a sweeter taste. Its best to boil for one minute and then discard the acidic water after cooking.
Cucumber: Cucumber is known as a water based vegetable that helps curb hunger. If you add a few slices of cucumber in a glass of water and drink it, it can provide you with a small calorie hit. Drinking water with cucumber like this can help your body flush the toxins from your body.
Tomatoes: All tomatoes contain vitamin C and have loads of calcium in them. When you combine both of these components they work to combat that stubborn body fat around your middle.
Beans: Most beans provide a huge punch of fiber, protein, and in most cases iron. These are good for you when you can add them to your salad and you wouldn’t notice they are in there. Black beans, navy beans, and also lima beans all carry 6 or more grams of fiber per half cup. Fiber can clean your body system of pounds of “toxic” waste.
Carrots: Rabbits know carrots are loaded with beta-carotene and fiber. They also provide for a great raw snack.
Celery: Celery is made up of water and provides a small calorie hit when you need an in between snack. You can always eat them raw or cooked in your favorite recipe to help burn that belly fat.
If you are ready to get rid of belly fat without getting a burning sensation in your belly, adding these vegetables is the way to go. Besides the exception of spinach, these vegetables are best eaten raw. Boiling or cooking them will result with them losing most, if not all, of their essential nutrients. According to Google data stats, many people from the US consider weight loss pills and drops to lose weight. Make sure to read reviews before you take any such decision.
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About the guest writer: Gracy is a dedicated and qualified nutritionist with over six years of experience in the Indian food industry, currently blogging at HCGdropsratings.com. She has earned a MSc degree in Human Nutrition at Chinmaya degree College (BHEL) in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. You can contact her any time you’d want if you’ve got any questions regarding her guest posts.
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