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The importance of having a lean body

Fat burning foods


It is no secret that we all want to look tanned, lean and toned because those are today’s beauty standards in society. But there is, however, another very important reason for us to actually make a point of being fit and get our healthy daily dose of UV rays: our body’s health!

Unhealthy fat

Our body naturally produces Vitamin D when exposed to UV light, and this important vitamin has a lot influence in our general health. Having the appropriate amount of body fat is also necessary, but too much belly fat can affect your health in a way that other fat doesn’t. It’s the deeper fat, called visceral fat because it gets stored between and around the organs, the one likely to cause health problems, even for thin people. If you have too much of it, you may be more likely to get high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and certain cancers, including breast and colon cancer.

But besides having a healthy diet, exercise is also important, as visceral fat tends to like inactivity. There are many different exercises you can do to have a strong and toned core and sexy abs.

Five foods that can help you burn belly fat

Greek YogurtFat burning food

This is a delicious tool for weight loss because of its protein content. It has twice as much as other yogurts. And since protein takes longer to leave the stomach, it keeps you satisfied longer. Also, the body burns more calories digesting protein than carbs.

 Green Tea

Healthy food
Several studies suggest green tea may promote weight loss by stimulating the body to burn abdominal fat. To get the most benefit, you need to drink it while it’s hot and several times a day.


Fat burning food


Studies suggest eating protein in the morning will keep your hunger at bay longer than eating carbs. One egg has only 75 calories but packs 7 grams of high-quality protein, along with other vital nutrients.


Healthy food
This whole grain has 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber in one cup, plus it’s as easy to cook as rice. It’s also packed with nutrients such as iron, zinc, selenium, and vitamin E. For a quick and interesting dinner, mix in some vegetables, nuts, or lean protein.



BeansHealthy foods

Beans have a triple nutritional purpose: they are a vegetable, a protein, and a great source of fiber. This means they’ll help you stay full with very few calories, and are also easy to prepare. One cup has 12 grams of fiber, just 4 grams of fat, and 15 grams of protein.


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