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Weight Loss - Weight Loss 2012
Written by Frank Mangano   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 17:14


For most people, weight loss had been a challenge. Despite all the efforts, losing weight just does not come easily. “You are what you eat”, they say. If you are one of the many who is trying to lose weight, you can do so my eating your way toward fat-burning. There exists several foods that you can eat which can aid you in your weight loss and fat-burning goal.

Listed below are some foods that will help you in removing excessive fats:

  • •  Bell Pepper.

    A kind of sweet peppers, bell peppers have bell-shaped appearance. The vitamin-C content of bell peppers varies, based on its color. Yellow bell peppers provide the highest amount of ascorbic acid, the red ones come on the second spot, and the green bell peppers offer the least amount of vitamin C. However, consumption of any of these will still be beneficial, but the time its benefits would take effect will vary as well.

  • Broccoli.

    Broccoli is a variety of cabbage and is also a member of the cruciferous vegetables. Since it is a green, leafy vegetable, broccoli has the ability to stimulate the kidneys as well, assisting the body in getting rid of unwanted fats through flushing them out of the system. A 100-mg broccoli offers 89mg of ascorbic acid, which implies that it is an effective fruit for boosting the immune system of an individual, as well as in assisting in removing the excess fats from the body.

  • Brussels Sprout.

    Brussels sprouts are small, green leafy vegetables that look like a cabbage, only in its miniature form. These mini-cabbages are consist of124% of the recommended daily amount of ascorbic acid. A combination of vitamin C and fiber content, it is undeniable that Brussels sprouts have fat-burning capabilities indeed. A number of minerals which can be found on these mini-cabbages also aid in stimulating the glands to produce hormones that cleanse the body through getting rid of cells of fat.

  • Cauliflower.

    Cauliflower, a member of the mustard family, is an herb that is quite associated with broccoli and cabbage. It has a whitish flower that has not fully formed yet, and a big edible head. Cauliflowers are also members of the cruciferous vegetables; hence, it only implies that they offer excellent fighting properties which can combat certain illnesses and remove various toxins from the body. In addition, cauliflower has fat-burning properties as well as detoxifying properties. Aside from being packed with vitamin C, cauliflowers do not contain fat; which makes it a more effective food in getting rid of excess fats. Also, it contains high amounts of fiber; and, for that reason, it will aid in cleansing the body and improve one’s metabolism.

  • Kale.

    Kale has edible, crinkled leaves and is a member of the mustard family as well. Also known as collard or cole, kale is one of the best fruits to eat with regard to availing of the vitamin C. As a matter of fact, a 100-g fresh, unprocessed kale leaves provides a 120-mg amount of ascorbic acid, which is 200% of the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C. Moreover, it contains little fat and a high amount of calories; and, because of these contents, the person who eats kale leaves will be able to add bulk in his meal and will feel full, without gaining too much fat. The person is less likely to eat at a sooner time; hence, lowering the chances of taking in additional fats.

  • Kiwi.

    Kiwi is an oval or round fruit, having a green flesh that is enclosed in a brown, hairy coating. To the surprise of a number of people, studies have found out just recently that kiwi fruits overpower oranges with regard to their ascorbic acid content. Apart from its high levels of vitamin C content, kiwi is also effective in removing the extra fats from the body since it has no calories and is full of fiber. This enables the appetite of a person to become satisfied and will make him feel full for a longer period of time. In addition, kiwi fruits are perfect for burning fats because it has low glycemic index; and, because of that, the blood sugar levels of a person will not rise.

  • Orange.

    Orange is a round fruit with edible, divided pulps. It is widely known that oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C, provided that they belong to the citrus family. Almost everybody knows that oranges are a big help for people who desires to stay away from sickness, but only a small number knows that oranges can indeed help a lot in losing weight and burning fat. The fiber content of oranges has also a lot to do with its ability to burn fats. Nutritionists advise that fresh orange fruits shall be consumed instead of orange juices. It is for the reason that oranges lose a number of the nutrients it provides once it is squeezed or processed into juice.

  • Papaya.

    Papayas also overpower oranges when it comes to providing vitamin C. Since it contains a good number of ascorbic acid, papayas will surely be able to help individuals in losing weight and fighting fats. In order for the person to fully avail the benefits that papayas offer, one must eat fresh, ripe papayas.

    Through eating the mentioned Vitamin-C rich foods, you will be able to burn unnecessary fats in your body without completely starving yourself.

  • Pineapple.

    A fruit widely grown in the tropical lands of the world, pineapples are a good source of ascorbic acid. Since it contains a good amount of vitamin C, pineapples are also known to be of big help in the oxidation of fats. Having 132% of the daily recommended, the body is able to burn fat more efficiently. Fresh pineapples are suggested for faster fat burning.

  • Strawberry. Strawberries contain a lot of vitamin C which helps in improving the efficiency of the body’s metabolism process. Along with its vitamin-C content are its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which are also helpful in raising the metabolic rate of the body; thus, increasing the ability of the system to get rid of fats rather than keeping it.





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