Essential Nutrients For Fat Loss

I have some important news for you folks – all of the dieting in the world will never be maximized to your advantage if you’re not getting enough vitamins and minerals, which are essential to regulating how your body responds to protein, carbohydrates and fats – and a key to losing fat. Here are a couple of key nutrients which you need to help you achieve long term weight loss. First let’s talk calcium: recent studies have shown that getting enough calcium in your diet can help you drop weight as calcium stored in fat cells plays a key role in regulating how fat is stored and broken down by the body. You probably know that Vitamin D goes hand in hand with calcium, as it is essential for proper calcium absorption and has recently been applauded for helping to prevent numerous chronic diseases, such as diabetes, some cancers, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and hypertension.

However, there is an epidemic number of people with low Vitamin D levels and most women get less than a third of their daily need of 200 IU per day. On to Omega 3s: studies suggest that overweight people who follow a weight loss program that includes exercise tend to achieve better control over their blood sugar and cholesterol levels when fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids. And vitamin C is also key to your weight loss: research out of Arizona has found a direct correlation between the presence of vitamin C in the blood stream and the capability of the body to burn fat as energy, as vitamin C plays a role in fat oxidation which has a considerable role to play in losing weight.

According to the researchers, individuals consuming sufficient amounts of vitamin C burn 30% more fat during moderate exercise than those who consume insufficient amounts. Finally, chromium picolinate reduces cravings for sweets as well as hunger pangs, which is a welcome form of support for most dieters, and works by improves carbohydrate and fat metabolism, which can help with proper weight management can decrease high blood pressure and cholesterol. I will post in the future about where you can get all of these nutrients from in your diet! Stay tuned…