Burn Fat and Protect Your Body With These Special Vegetables
Did you know that some vegetables can actually help your body burn fat? I know it sounds too good to be true, but check this out to see what makes it possible.
To begin with, one thing most people don’t know is that certain chemicals in our food supply have an estrogenic effect when we ingest them. These can enter our foods through chemicals sprayed on crops, such as herbicides, pesticides, and petrochemicals. These chemicals, called xenoestrogens, can then increase stomach fat in both women and men.
Exposure to xenoestrogens in our water, food, and environment encourage your body to hold onto stomach fat. This is a big problem, because in our modernized world these xenoestrogens are everywhere! Even if you eat organic foods and live in an area with low pollution you still aren’t safe from contamination by xenoestrogens. They are in thousands of commonly used products, such as cosmetics and cleaning supplies. In fact, they are so abundant that it is almost impossible to not be exposed to these chemicals.
Unfortunately, it is almost inevitable then that xenoestrogens enter our body. With that said, however, there are a few ways to stop them from making our bodies accumulate fat. One of the best things you can do is eat foods that counter the effects of xenoestrogens.
There are many types of food that combat xenoestrogens. From vegetables to teas to spices, nature has provided us many ways to protect ourselves from these chemicals. Some of the most powerful foods in this battle are cruciferous vegetables like kale, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.
These cruciferous vegetables have special compounds called phytonutrients that can help to fight the effects of xenoestrogens in our bodies. These nutrients, such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C), can therefore let you burn stomach fat more effectively.
We always knew that broccoli and cabbage were good for us, but now you have even more reasons to eat these amazing vegetables!
But cruciferous vegetables aren’t the only foods that provide phytonutrients to help you burn fat. Certain spices, teas, and other foods can also effectively fight xenoestrogens! And this is important, because xenoestrogens can cause worse problems then just weight gain. Recent studies have found significant evidence of adverse health effects on animals and humans.
Scientists believe that xenoestrogens can cause sperm count to decrease in men, and fertility to decrease in women. Overall, they are worried about the reproduction issues that these chemicals may cause. Furthermore, there is evidence that xenoestrogens encourage the growth of breast cancer.
Thankfully, many of the more dangerous pesticides containing xenoestrogens have been banned, but we should still do our part to limit the damage they do to our body.