Burn Fat with these Top 4 Vegetables

Burn Fat Now

Burn Fat Now

Losing weight shouldn’t be about painful workout routines and starving yourself of your favorite foods. Just adding a few key vegetables to your regular diet can go a long way to achieving optimal weight and health. Routinely adding a handful of key fat burning vegetables to your diet can melt away those extra calories and get you on the Super Immunity track to sustained fat loss and supreme health. When you substitute processed, fatty snacks with fresh vegetables it’s a double whammy for your immune system and health. The more unhealthy non-fat burning foods one can replace with vegetables that actually burn fat  –  the better!

Burn Fat Tip # 1 – Drink Green Tea

 

While green tea is not a vegetable per se, its ability to consume regularly and with almost no effort was too great to overlook. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has reported that drinking

Green Tea

Green Tea

four cups of green tea a day helped people shed more than six pounds in eight weeks. If you are out of shape or just hoping to shed an extra ten to fifteen pounds to reach your optimal weight, add green tea to your diet. I can’t think of anything easier than sipping tea. It takes next to no time or money. It’s basically a free habit that you can choose to engage daily with no effort.

Green tea combines two powerful components that have been proven to increase metabolism and lead to healthy weight loss.

Natural caffeine is the first and catechin-polyphenols is the second. On the outside chance you don’t know what catechin-polphenols is – it’s an antioxidant found in abundance in the leaves of the tea plant Camellia sinensis.

In the research report, International Journal of Obesity (2000), it was discovered that the, “synergistic interaction between catechin-polyphenols and caffeine to augment and prolong sympathetic stimulation of thermogenesis could be of value in assisting the management of obesity.”

International Journal of Obesity (2000) 24, 252-258 [1]

EGCG is sold as a green tea extract and is a compound in green tea that temporarily speeds up metabolism. The anti-oxidant EGCG works to burn calories throughout the whole day.

Extra tip: When the summer hits, up your intake by keeping a jug of iced green tea in the fridge.

 

Hot peppers burn fat – not just tastebuds!

 

Capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick, literally heats up your body. This extra heat does the obvious and melts away additional calories.

In 2010 researchers from the University of California tested a compound related to capsaicin found in hot peppers to see if it could give dieters an extra calorie burning boost.

The results were quite amazing.

Hot Peppers

Hot Peppers

Study author David Heber, MD, PhD, founding director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, told WebMD that, “DCT caused an increase in calories burned after a test meal.” He went on to explain that the boost was modest — translating to about 100 extra calories a day for a 110-pound woman and 200 extra calories for a 200-pound man. [2] While that isn’t monumental calorie loss, it’s better than gaining 100-200 calories per day. Again, it is a double positive.

So next time you’re at Quiznos, go heavy on the hot peppers!

 

Garlic and Onions

 

Garlic and onions are junior super immunity fighting alliums. They are grouped together, due to the fact they are routinely cooked with each other in a variety of foods and meals.

Onions and garlic will actually attack and burn fat cells for you. Minerals and oils inside garlic and onions have been proven to help break down fat and increase metabolism rates.

Garlic has also been shown to regulate insulin and is known as an antioxidant.

Onions contain chromium and unlike the pill form, provide a natural source of the nutrient. Chromium  improves insulin efficiency and keeps blood sugar stable. This helps eliminate blood sugar crashes thus reducing the craving to partake in unhealthy snacking.

The reality is that both onions and garlic can be utilized in almost every meal and provide major health and dietary benefits.

 

Broccoli

 

Broccoli is as low calorie as you can get. It contains zero fat and can be steamed or eaten raw with

Broccoli

Broccoli

almost any meal. Broccoli is also extremely high in Vitamin C. Just 91 grams of broccoli contains 135% of your daily suggested Vitamin C intake. [3] Vitamin C is one of the easiest and fastest ways to boost white blood cells which are your immune systems first line of defense against an array of diseases and infection. If you want Super Immunity, you need to make Vitamin C a priority.

Broccoli is like celery, it doesn’t really matter how much of it you eat; it’s next to impossible to gain weight by consuming it. So dive in!

 

Can’t go Wrong with Vegetables

 

Vegetables have been proven to decrease hunger. Vegetables contain the nutrients your body actually needs. Most vegetables have a low energy density, due to the high water content and partly due to the fiber content. Eating foods high in water and fiber is another win win.

That wraps up my list of top 4 vegetables great for burning calories and fat! Be sure to add one or all of them to your weekly diet and quest toward Super Immunity.

 

 

 

 

Sources:

[1] http://www.nutraxin.com.tr/pdf/CamellaSinensis/Camella_02.pdf

[2] http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20100428/eat-hot-peppers-to-burn-extra-calories-and-fat

[3] http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2356/2

 

About Alex Smith

Founder of RunHighGoFar, Alex is passionate about breaking the barriers of what it means to be healthy. I believe every change in respect to health and life comes from within and that the human body and mind are the most powerful forces in the universe. There are 100 trillion cells in the human body and I want all of them firing on a combination of super foods. If I can shine the light of Super Immunity on just one person, my mission will have been successful.

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