5 Spices That Burn Belly Fat Fast [Infographic]

5 Spices That Burn Belly Fat Fast [Infographic]
We've all heard that certain foods, herbs and spices help burn belly fat. The best spices and herbs that are also touted as the best fat burners are:

 Chilis (Chili Peppers)
✿ Onions
✿ Garlic
✿ Cinnamon
✿ Turmeric

But is there any scientific basis for these claims?

Recent and ongoing research has, in fact, linked certain weight loss benefits to certain foods, herbs and spices.

For example, cinnamon is thought to improve the body's response to insulin; compounds in turmeric have been shown to impact fat storage genes; allicin in garlic is linked to reducing unhealthy fats and cholesterol; the thermogenic properties of capsaicin in hot chili peppers is thought to prevent weight gain and promote fat burn by turning bad, unhealthy white fat into fat-burning brown fat; quercetin in onions is linked to increased energy expenditure, aka fat burn.

While all of these potentially fat-burning herbs and spices may aid in preventing weight gain, losing weight and burning belly fat, none of them - together or alone - are a miracle cure for fat burn and not a substitute for a healthy, whole food plant based diet, exercise, adequate sleep, stress management and other lifestyle factors.

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How to Beat Belly Fat [Infographic]

How to Beat Belly Fat - Infographic from Popsugar.com
As we all know, the overweight and obesity rates in the United States are sky-rocketing.

While being generally overweight or obese is deemed unhealthy, putting the individual at risk for a myriad of chronic diseases and lowering the quality of life, belly fat is considered particularly dangerous because it is within close proximity to the heart, liver, kidneys and other vital organs.  Toxic belly fat tissue feeds these organs toxins and interferes with their normal daily function.  Additionally, it induces the body to produce hormones that affect metabolism.

Numerous studies have found a high correlation between visceral abdominal fat and increase in the risk for life-threatening diseases including cardiovascular disease and cancer.

This infographic entitled Beat Belly Fat from Popsugar illustrates and explains some of the strategies that can be used to lose belly fat.  These strategies include:

 Interval training

✿ Strengthening the core

✿ Getting in a minimum amount of 150 minutes of moderate intense physical activity every week

✿ Eating certain fruits and berries (papaya, pineapple, blueberries)

✿ Getting healthy fats (MUFAs) from whole foods (avocados, nuts) and olive oil (moderate amounts)

✿ Eating foods that are high in insoluble fiber (whole grains, almonds, carrots)

Other strategies include:

 Getting enough quality sleep

✿ Managing stress

Staying hydrated by drinking adequate amounts of pure, clean water

Infographic source and for more information on beauty, fitness and food, visit Popsugar - How to Beat Belly Fat.


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Healthy Hydration: 21 Ways to Eat Your Water [Infographic]

Healthy Hydration:  21 Ways to Eat Your Water
Infographic from Skinnyms®.com
It is thought that chronic dehydration is linked to a wide range of illnesses and medical conditions including fatigue, high blood pressure, asthma, allergies, high cholesterol, digestive disorders, bladder and kidney problems, constipation, joint pain or stiffness, and premature aging.  There is also a good amount of evidence that supports how dehydration contributes to excessive weight gain and obesity and interferes with weight loss, including that stubborn toxic belly fat.  Read more here:

Why Dehydration Makes You Fat and Sick

Most health and fitness experts advise to drink a certain minimum amount of pure, clean water.  The amount of water a person needs every day varies and depends on many factors including his or her weight, activity level and the climate in which he or she lives.  

Daily Water Chart Based on Weight 

A great way to get water into the body is by eating food that has a high water content.  Many fruits and vegetables contain a very high percentage of water as this infographic entitled 21 Ways to Eat Your Water from Skinnyms® illustrates.

Getting water from organic fruits and vegetables has the added benefit of supplying the body with an abundance of important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, dietary fiber and phytonutrients (phytochemicals).

Some of the fruits and vegetables that have the highest water content include:

❤ Apricot
❤ Cabbage
❤ Cantaloupe
❤ Cauliflower
❤ Cranberries
❤ Cucumber
❤ Celery
❤ Grapefruit
❤ Iceberg Lettuce
❤ Orange
❤ Peach
❤ Pineapple
❤ Spinach
❤ Sweet Pepper
❤ Radish
❤ Raspberries
❤ Tomato
❤ Watermelon
❤ Zucchini

Infographic source and for more information on fitness, weight loss, meal planning and recipes, visit Skinnyms® - 21 Ways to Eat Your Water.

Recommended Reading:

The book, Water: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty!, by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj in which he explains why and how persistent dehydration leads to various chronic diseases, illnesses and ailments (including overweight and obesity) and cites 46 vital reasons why our bodies need adequate amounts of water every day.

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