Eat Green Get Lean

As a child I like many of you were always encouraged to eat green vegetables even though at the time I found them disgusting! Now I doubt my parents were trying to decrease my body fat, but they were tying to improve my health. Everyone knows that you need to eat your vegetables, especially the green ones, but I rarely see enough included in most peoples diets.

They are a vital source of antioxidants that are very beneficial in aiding fat loss. Green vegetables contain high levels of vitamins A and C which can help decrease oxidative stress and cut down on the stress hormones in the body that can store belly fat. In addition, green vegetables are a fantastic source of folic acid, which plays a critical role in protein digestion and metabolism. Because adequate folic acid helps ensure that protein is metabolized properly, it may also help your body’s insulin levels remain stable. Spiking or rapidly fluctuating insulin levels can trigger fat storage, especially in the belly. So consuming foods rich in folic acid may help to better stabilize insulin levels, decreasing the storage of belly fat.

If losing body fat is your goal, and lets be honest thats about 99% of you, eat your greens.