Thursday, September 26, 2013

Fat Burning Foods - Vitamin Rich Vegetables That Destroy Fat Cells

While fruits and vegetables provide the body with essential vitamins and minerals, they also provide consumers with powerful fat burning benefits. 
The Power of Fat Burning Vegetables
Many dieters often strive to enhance their weight loss by limiting their intake of fruits, as fruit naturally contains higher levels of sugars. As the body takes in excess sugary foods, such as fruit, cookies, or other sweets, the body responds by increasing insulin and glucose levels. This rise in insulin and glucose gives the body an intense and immediate energy boost; however, this boost is short term, as the body then encounters an energy crash, causing the body to respond by craving additional sugary snacks to boost energy levels again. To avoid this detrimental energy crisis and sugar intake, many dieters increase their consumption of vegetables to experience fat burning benefits.
Vegetables work as powerful fat burners because they are low in sugar, allowing your body to maintain a more stable energy level, while also stabilizing blood sugar and insulin levels. With these stable levels, the body can convert stored body fat into energy, allowing dieters to burn fat and lose weight more efficiently! 
Best Fat Burning Vegetables
While all vegetables provide the body with nutrients and minerals, some vegetables are less likely to burn fat than others. For example, heavy starches in standard white potatoes can actually spike the body's insulin response, leading to weight gain and/or minimal weight loss. On the other hand, there are many other incredibly powerful fat burning vegetables that can stimulate your body's weight loss response, including:
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers - Green, yellow, or red
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Celery
  • Leeks 

Additional Fat Burning Tips
When you incorporate fat burning vegetables into your diet, try to consume them raw whenever possible. Cooking vegetables denatures their proteins and often strips the foods of some of their minerals and benefits. If your vegetables are un-appealing in their raw state, try steaming them lightly, allowing for the vegetables to maintain their naturally slight crunch. 
Additionally, incorporating spinach into your salad, instead of lettuce, will add a fat burning bonus, as spinach contains high levels of protein. As the body takes in lean protein from healthy sources, it can stave off hunger and food cravings, while the body is furthermore more able to burn off stored fat. Also, when incorporating spinach and other fat burning veggies into your salad, swap out your high-fat and oily dressing for simple seasonings (such as pepper or cayenne), and squeeze fresh lemon onto your salad. These alterations allow you to enjoy an added flavor to your fat burning meal, and they also eliminate the unhealthy and fat-laden elements of dressing and its often salty seasonings.
Adding to this, one of the most interesting and powerful fat burning vegetables actually contains "negative" calories! This particularly strong vegetable is celery. While a serving of celery does have a calorie content, experts often state that this vegetable has negative calories since your body burns off more energy as it digests the food than the actual celery serving contains. Therefore, as you eat a serving of celery, your body is literally losing weight [] and burning off stored fat calories to process and digest the food. 
John Hartie is a recognised authority on fat burning foods, his website, [] provides a wealth of informative articles and resources on everything you will need to know about fat burning foods.

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