To lose weight, it is essential to burn fat. This combustion takes place in the heart of each of the cells of the organism, in the mitochondria, veritable furnaces of the human body.
For this combustion to take place optimally, lipid metabolism must be supported by a sufficient supply of certain vitamins and minerals, directly involved in fat burning.
Beware of diets leading to deficiencies
Most people who are overweight are deficient in vitamins and minerals. Diets and diets based on calorie reduction or the exclusion of certain food groups, hectic modern life, stress, pollution, are all factors that draw heavily on vitamin reserves and cause deficiencies.
Fat burning vitamins and minerals
Vitamin C :
It plays an essential role in the production of norepinephrine, a hormone that effectively burns fat for energy. Vitamin C is also involved in the production of carnitine, a substance that transports fat molecules from the blood to the mitochondria, to be transformed into energy.
It also acts at the level of the connective tissue by purifying it of its toxins, which has the effect of improving lymphatic circulation and helps eliminate cellulite and firm the skin tissues.
In addition to consuming foods rich in vitamin C, take 1 to 2 g of vitamin C daily in supplement form. The ideal is to drink a glass of fresh citrus juice (with the pulp) or to eat an orange or a grapefruit, while taking the vitamin. You can also squeeze a lemon in the glass of water that you will consume to take the vitamin. In this way, good amounts of bioflavonoids are supplied to the body, which will considerably increase the action of vitamin C.
Calcium is a powerful fat burner that stimulates digestion activity and purifies the body.
Certain green vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, chard, spinach) and legumes are good sources of calcium. Take a supplement of 500 mg per day of calcium. Consuming a little lemon juice (or adding it to a sauce) with green vegetables will increase the absorption of calcium by the body.
Magnesium participates in the oxygenation of the cell and by the same fact contributes to the combustion of fats. Modern food is particularly deficient in magnesium.
Promote the consumption of whole grains, compared to refined grains. Eat legumes. Take 500 mg of magnesium supplement.
It has the ability to regulate the level of blood sugar, and consequently control the appetite. By stimulating the action of insulin and controlling the blood sugar level to a normal level, Chromium helps the satiety center located in the hypothalamus to eliminate the feeling of hunger and sugar cravings.
It promotes the production of the main hormones secreted by the thyroid and adrenals, as well as the body’s ability to burn carbohydrates and fats for energy.
Take a supplement of 200 mcg of chromium (picolinate) daily
This mineral is essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid, of which we know the very important role in metabolism and weight control. Pollution and soil impoverishment are largely responsible for this deficiency.
The most selenium-rich food is Brazil nuts, but also wheat germ, seafood, eggs, garlic, onion, sesame seeds. Also take a daily supplement of 200 mcg selenium.