I have a surprise for you: You can reduce belly fat and other problem areas by eating certain vegetables. Some veggie varieties contain phytonutrients, which really help to fight stubborn belly fat.
At the supermarket you can buy a ton of processed foods with lots of chemicals, lots of sugar and harmful fatty acids. It doesn’t need much to make the life-threatening belly fat and precursor of many lifestyle diseases appear. If you doubt this, then watch the movie “That Sugar Film.” It is very in your face, but also very eye-opening and in some ways inspiring. In my opinion, you’ll definitely take away some useful information.
All the chemicals that are unfortunately found in our food and the environment nowadays, such as pesticides, herbicides and petrochemicals from water and air pollution, cleaning products, plastics, cosmetics, etc. can really mess with your hormones. These harmful chemicals are known as xenoestrogens.
Xenoestrogens have the same effect on our bodies as estrogens. The more we are exposed to them, the higher the likelihood of hormonal imbalances, for men as well as for women – even when the reactions are different for each. Depending on genes and lifestyle, some people cope better than others.
In any case, the estrogen chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis can stimulate the body to build fat deposits around the belly.
This is one of the reasons why the participants of my detoxing and fasting weeks are astonished how well the metabolism is functioning again after it has been in a deep sleep.
After this lengthy explanation, we finally get to the question:
Which vegetables are so full of antioxidants that they can protect, strengthen and rid our body of toxins?
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Pok Choy etc. are important sources of nutrients. They belong mainly to the winter vegetable variety and therefore this is the best time to start using them. They contain the unique phythonutrient indole-3-carbinol, which promotes hormonal balance.
Sprouts, especially Alfalfa sprouts, as well as ayurvedic herbs and Chinese mushrooms are great for reducing heavy metals in your body.
We have combined a great WellVille Superfood Mix TCM Reset. Just use 1-2 tablespoons a day in a smoothie and it will help your body fight these every-day stressors. Now all you need is a few servings of seasonal vegetables and fruits and the right amount of exercise, and you’ll soon be able to tighten that belt.
Do you have more tips for the natural reduction of belly fat and lasting detox strategies?