By Paul Scicluna
We’ve all heard that sugar is bad for your health, and much of the mainstream advice when trying to lose weight is to cut out sugar, and this includes fruit.
This could NOT be further from the truth. Just like how the “Experts” say “Low Fat” or “No Fat” - It backfired massively!
There are certain fruits that even though they contain natural sugars, they definitely will help speed up fat burning, improve your health and vitality and slow the aging process.
Did you know about the power of citrus fruits? All fruit will provide benefits to your body by supplying many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, but citrus fruits bring a power unlike many.
Apart from providing fiber, which burns more calories as it’s processed, it also helps to stabilize your blood sugar, which keeps you from binging on bad foods.
Also, inflammation has been shown to cause the body to store more fat as well as speed up the aging process. Citrus has been shown to have an alkalizing effect which helps reduce inflammation and combats the storing of fat.
BEAT Belly Fat With Citrus Fruits
Stress speeds up aging and increases fat storage. When you’re stressed the body releases certain fight-or-flight stress hormones - Cortisol is one of them. When you’re stressed your cortisol production stays high so essentially your body will be storing fat!
Problem is, your body has MORE cortisol receptors around your abdomen. This is one of the main reasons people struggle to lose belly fat. The high vitamin C levels in citrus inhibit the production of the fat storing hormone - cortisol.
The Journal of Nutrition published a study showing the higher levels of vitamin C found in the blood, the LOWER the person’s body fat due to vitamin C’s ability to oxidize fat cells.
Research has also shown that many people have impaired liver function these days due to a range of issues from diet through to lifestyle choices. This is not good for anyone wanting to lose weight, as the liver is the MAJOR fat burning organ in the body.
So impaired liver function means the liver will NOT regulate fat metabolism efficiently, resulting in weight gain, which tends to occur around the abdominal area (Belly Fat).
However, this is where the mighty lemon comes in. Lemons have been shown to aid in detoxification of your liver and improve liver function, resulting in lower insulin resistance, increased fat burning, more energy and improved overall health.
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