Regardless of the time of year, we all want to work on our waistline whether it is for pure vanity or also for health reasons. Did you know that a primary indicator of overall health is the size of our stomachs in proportion to the rest of our bodies? Those labelled with an 'apple' figure are more likely to be at risk for certain diseases like heart disease and diabetes, so it is definitely worth thinking about your waistline even if it is not just for the mirror.
This list is just a starting place for good healthy eating, but these 5 foods will help to slim you down.
1. Citrus Fruit
Citrus fruit includes oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. Citrus fruit are a rich source of Vitamin C, which is a vitamin that works as a co-facilitator for basic food metabolism. We do not always realize how important these small nutrients (vitamins) are for basic food breakdown. In a day, the recommended amount of Vitamin C is for most people around 60 milligrams, but research shows that increasing this intake of this vitamin nutrient to about 500milligrams a day can help to increase your calorie burning potential by close to 40%. One must always be mindful of grapefruit however if taking prescription medications as it is known to have effects that are not always wanted.
A second food to consume more of for weight loss is cucumbers. Or in Spanish (pepinos). These fresh and tasty green giants are over 90% water and are a delicious alternative to serve with high protein dips like hummus. In fact, some nutritionists might even argue that cucumber and homemade hummus. A great way to make cucumbers all the more taste to sprinkle a little bit of paprika or lemon juice and sea salt.
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