Green vegetables are not only rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber they are a great way to kick off your weight loss efforts for the summer.
The fiber in Green vegetables takes a lot of work from your digestive system to process which helps you burn calories. They also produce enzymes to break fat into energy. By eating green vegetables you're burning fat while eating!
WHATS IN EM?
They contain carotenoids, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, iron, zinc, niacin, folic acid, calcium, copper, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and magnesium, the list goes on and on, all of these vitamins and minerals and some i didn't mention are essential for helping the body run efficiently.
These antioxidants protect against breast cancer, prostate cancer, and stomach cancer, due to their high carotenoid content.
Other then their fat burning effects vegetables such as spinach contain 13 various nutrients that are antioxidant and anticancer substances.
Countless Research shows that green vegetables can help ward off cancer cells such as skin, breast and prostate cancers.
Antioxidants such as vitamins A and C function together to protect against free radicals that destroy our bodies cells.
Also, Vitamin C and A fight against inflammation. These Vitamins have been proven to speed up the metabolic rate for a fat-burning boost.
Thiamin, Niacin, and riboflavin another essential nutrient in green vegetables assist in turning carbs and fats into energy. Niacin also creates energy from proteins, oils, and carbs, plus it maintain cholesterol levels and helps with cell respiration.
One of the biggest reasons that belly fat is so hard to get rid of is the estrogenic compounds that are in our diet.
These compounds (phytoestrogens and xenoestrogens) come from pesticides, herbicides and hormones that are sprayed onto our fruit, vegetables and grains, they are also fed to the animals that we eat.
One of the main culprits of these estrogenic compounds is the so-called "health food", soy.
Phytoestrogens and xenoestrogens cause you to store belly fat or hold on to what you already have.
Well heres the hero that can take care of that!
This little guy contains a phytochemical called indole-3-carbinol (I3C). This chemical helps sucking up the estrogenic compounds in our diet by doing so it can indirectly help build more muscle as well.
Soaking up all that estrogen may promote more testosterone to flow through the body thus helping build more muscle and with more testosterone flowing it may also rev up your sex drive!!
So there you have it!
Boil em, sauté em, stew em, steam em, eat em raw, just get them in your system!
Greens like spinach, asparagus, celery, broccoli, kale, lettuce etc.. are more then just good for your over all health, they can help you look better naked and make your personal life a little more fun!!