– Contributed by – Mike Geary, Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Specialist and Author of “The Truth about Six Pack Abs & The Fat Burning Kitchen”
I bet you didn’t know that there is a specific class of vegetables that contain very unique phytonutrients that actually help fight against stubborn belly fat.
Let me explain what these unique vegetables are and why they help burn stomach fat…
Something you may have never heard about is that certain chemicals in our food supply and our environment such as pesticides, herbicides and certain petrochemicals from air and water pollution, household cleaners, plastics and cosmetics can react with your hormones and make your body store excess abdominal fat.
These harmful chemicals are known as xenoestrogens and they force your body to hold onto belly fat.
Xenoestrogens are chemicals that you are exposed to (and are hard to avoid in the modern world) that have an estrogenic effect in your body. Excess exposure to these can cause hormone balance disruptions for both men and women.
These estrogenic chemicals that we are exposed to on a daily basis can stimulate your body to store belly fat, along with many other problems (including cancer risks in the long term).
So here’s where this specific class of vegetables comes in handy…
One of those cool tricks that I teach my clients that hire me for nutritional counseling is the use of cruciferous vegetables to help fight stomach fat.
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale, bok choy, cabbage, etc. contain very specific and unique phytonutrients such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C) that help fight against these estrogenic compounds.
By fighting against these belly fat stimulating estrogenic chemicals, this is just 1 more step in helping you win the battle against abdominal fat!
So there you go, just another excuse to do what mom always told you to and eat more broccoli and cauliflower!
I’ve really learned to like brussel sprouts in the last year… Melt a little grass-fed cheese on them and some garlic and they’re great!
Although this class of vegetables may be a super-healthy choice for achieving your lean, strong and energetic body, I’ve discovered that there are at least 23 popular foods that most people falsely think are “healthy”, but they actually HARM your metabolism and pack on belly fat!
Discover what these metabolism-harming foods are here!