Do you know that there are vegetables that burn belly fat? Well, vegetables are not just super foods that are packed with minerals and vitamins or other essential nutrients required by the body, they also help to burn belly fat. It is a common knowledge that body fat is accumulated when energy or calorie intake is higher than energy expended. This fat is stored in different parts of the body especially the belly. However, the kinds of foods you eat play a great role in determining the amount of energy that will be stored in your body. If you are looking to lose weight or burn fat, you should consume foods that help you burn fat and not foods that increase build up. Vegetables play vital roles in the functioning of the entire body due to its nutritional content. However, certain vegetables are recommended when working on reducing body fat due to their content of phytonutrients such as Indole-3 Carbinol that help to fight estrogenic chemicals that makes the body to store fat in the belly. These vegetables include the following.
This is a super edible green plant or vegetable that is packed with a lot of nutrients. Carrots are popularly known to be rich in vitamin A which is also good for sight and citrus fruits like oranges, lemon, lime, tangerine and grape fruits are popularly known for high vitamin C content. However, Brocolli contains a whooping 77% of vitamin A and 55% percent vitamin C per 85g serving. This is also alongside powerful antioxidants like flavanoids, beta-carotene and Indole-3-Carbinol(I3C) which protect the body against harmful chemicals or free radicals. It is very low in carbs (1%) which means that it will not lead to weight gain and fat or add to the amount of sugar content in the blood. This vegetable is also rich in fiber which makes one feel full, aid digestion and provide relief from constipation. It is highly recommended for inclusion in a weight loss diet plan.
Cauliflower is also in the same Brassica Oleracia plant family as broccoli. Unlike broccoli that is green, the head part of the cauliflower which is the edible part is white or cream. Just like broccoli, it is very low in carbs which is a meager 1% and a very high 80% in vitamin C. This vegetable also contains the very important phytonutrient (I3C) that aids the burning of belly fat. Cauliflower is also rich in fiber and vitamin B-6. It is equally a great addition to a healthy or weight loss diet. It can even be used as an alternative to rice by grating and cooking with other vegetables.
This is also a member of the Brassica Oleracia group of cabbages which grow in buds. They look like miniature cabbages. Brussels sprout which is very popular in Brussels, Belgium is a super food or vegetable that provide rich nutrients to the body. It is very high in vitamin C containing about 81% and 137% of Vitamin K per 78g. Brussels sprout is also very vital for weight loss of burning of belly fat because it also contains phytonutrient (I3C) that aids loss of fat in the belly. Very low in carb and just 28 calories, these power food is also rich in fiber and Vitamin A. It is a great addition to any diet especially one that is aimed at weight loss or losing belly fat. It can be eaten in different ways whether steamed or roasted.
Kale is also a member of the cabbage family. It is a curly leafy green vegetable that is one of the healthiest foods on earth. Loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A as well as powerful antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol. It also contains the phytonutrient (I3C) and a small amount of other nutrients like Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Fiber, Protein and Fat. The fat is mostly very healthy Omega-3 fatty acid called alpha linolenic-acid. This vegetable is recommended for healthy eating or any form of weight loss diet, and can be consumed without any form of guilt.
This is a kind of leafy vegetable that also belong to the family of Brassica Oleracia as the list above. It is about the most popular vegetable that research shows have been cultivated more than any other vegetable on record. It can easily be found many countries or regions unlike some vegetables that are lacking in some countries. It can be green, white or red.. Containing the phytonutrient which aids the burning of belly fat, cabbage is also a great source of vitamin C and vitamin K. It also provides the body with powerful antioxidants like polyphenols and sulfur compounds. It is mostly eaten raw in different kinds of salads. Remember to use creams that are low in carbs and saturated fats.
Bear in mind that losing belly fat is a gradual process that requires a lot of determination and consistency. You should also avoid taking sugary foods and drinks to boost your efforts. Also, endeavour to make exercises especially belly targeted ones part of your routine for quicker results.