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10 Magical Foods That Will Aid a Dog’s Vision

Just like human beings, dogs can get cataracts, glaucoma and other vision-threatening ailments. The best way to combat the situation is by making the correct dietary choices that can support the optimal health of the doggy. Many of the choices can go a long way in supporting their healthy vision. Never rely on nutritional value solely as it cannot treat or prevent certain health issues. Hence, always take your doggy for a regular veterinarian visit.

Let us now look at some whole foods that consist of certain compounds that can safeguard the vision of your pup:

Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a beautiful bright orange in color and is considered to be one of the best digestive healers and regulators. It contains zeaxanthin and lutein that aids in overall eye health. Beta-carotene present in pumpkin provides free radicals.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes consists of vision-friendly beta-carotene along with compounds known as anthocyanins that aid in pacifying inflammation and neutralizing free radicals.

Kale

Kale is considered to be internal sunglasses of the vegetable world. It consists of zeaxanthin and lutein that aid in safeguarding sight against oxidative stress.

Carrots

Carrots are one of the best natural rawhide alternative for dogs. It contains beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, along with vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K. Carrots also contain lycopene and lutein that aids in protecting the eyes of the pet from free radical impairment and UVB radiation.

Broccoli

Broccoli is considered to be very powerful when it comes to healthy vision. It contains beta-carotene, and also an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin. Broccoli and its sprouts also consist of a compound known as sulphuraphane that can fortify the immune system against free radicals.

Blueberries

Blueberries contain a vision-friendly compounds encompassing eye-friendly lutein and zeaxanthin. It also consists of flavonoids like quercetin, resveratrol, and rutin that aids in sheltering against macular degeneration. Integrate anthocyanins, a special type of phytonutrients that aid in safeguarding nighttime vision. Lastly, add vision-preserving selenium and zinc and it will be a perfect recipe for healthy eyes of your furry pal.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene, that aids in protecting against macular degeneration and eye damage due to direct exposure to the sun. It also contains a healthy dose of peeper-protecting phytonutrients lutein.

Cold Water Fish

Salmon, cod, tuna, haddock and sardines are rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids. It is also very high in EPA and DHA, the two Omega-3s that are essential for cellular health. DHA contains 30% of the fatty acids comprising the retina. High levels of Omega-3 in sardines protect against macular degeneration.

Eggs

Eggs are rich in cysteine and sulphur, two components of glutathione. It has been observed that sulphur-containing compounds protect the eyes from cataract formation. Egg yolks consist of lutein. Research says that diets high in lutein result in reduced risk of developing macular degeneration. Zeaxanthin found in eggs is also said to be beneficial to the eye health.

Garlic

Garlic contains sulphur which is very significant for the production of glutathione, a crucial protein that acts as an antioxidant for the lens of the eyes. Glutathione is considered to be important in the prevention of certain visual problems.

How to make healthier versions of the foods you love

Your ideas about eating healthy food are about to change forever! What if you could keep eating burgers, mac and cheese, and heal your body instead of killing it? In LOVE ON A PLATE: The Gourmet UnCookbook (April 2017), Cara Brotman and Markus Rothkranz feature recipes for many of your favorite foods without using ingredients such as meat, dairy, wheat, sugar or anything unnatural that lead to illness and obesity.

These dishes look and taste like the real thing. Better, they are all simple and easy to prepare. As almost sinfully delicious as these recipes are, once you’ve tried them you are almost certain to feel better than you’ve ever felt in your life.

By feeding your body whole foods such as plants, seeds, and nuts and health oils, you help your body to grow and repair itself. Preparing raw-food meals is as simple as eating vegan is nutritious. Some of the recipes have less than five ingredients and take no time to make.

“This is not just another vegan cookbook,” says Cara and Markus; “It’s a way of life!” The basics of raw food are very easy. Never heat anything above 118°F because you kill the life-force in your food, especially the enzymes. In nature, plants dehydrate on hot days. You can still have mac and cheese, but it’s made differently using wheat-free, gluten-free ingredients and every spoonful will still be scrumptious.

LOVE ON A PLATE is perfect for readers who want their food fast and with as little effort as possible. It offers a diverse, indeed, revolutionary array of delicious recipes for salads, soups and pasta, including:

• Markus Pizza: Now pizza can be a healthy, nutritious meal with pepperoni slices, tomato sauce, cheese that really tastes just like the real thing—and that is good for you.
• Mac and Cheese: You can still enjoy Mac-and-Cheese but this recipe is dairy-free, wheat-free and gluten free and tastes even better than traditional mac-and-cheese.
• Bacon: Our bacon tastes just like home-cooked bacon but our bacon helps clear out the bad cholesterol clogging your arteries. You no longer have to worry about nitrates, sugar and pork when it comes to munching on these crisp strips.
• Pasta in Cream Sauce: Pasta Alfredo takes on a new life as zucchini thinly sliced on a mandolin plays the role of pasta tossed with a cream sauce created from healthy ingredients such as pine nuts and cashews.
• Chocolate Crush Pie: This easy-to-make dessert will wow your family and friends, and keep them coming back for seconds. No baking, no sugar, no mess. And healthy to boot!

LOVE ON A PLATE includes recipes for all your favorite snacks, lunches, dinners and desserts, including potato chips, unTuna Salad, unChicken Tacos, lasagna and wraps. For those looking for delicious soups and salads, unChicken Noodle Soup, Corn Chowder, Kale Salad, Green Crunch Salad, Asian Salad and Tabouli Salad are bursting with flavor and simple-to-prepare dishes.

LOVE ON A PLATE also features delicious, sugar-free, flourless and dairy-free desserts such as Crème Brulée, Chocolate Tacos, Cannoli, Chocolate Mousse, and even ice cream. None of the recipes use bread or pasta. What’s more, none of the recipes are cooked!

“The bottom line,” says Markus, “is you can eat this way and look twenty years younger. There is no other way of eating on this planet that gives you these results. This is not just another way to prepare food; this is the answer to anti-aging.”

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Celebrity authors Markus Rothkranz and Cara Brotman show how sexy life can be like at any age when living on a diet of raw food and passionate love. Cara opened the world’s first gourmet raw food restaurant in ’94 to repeat customers like Woody Harrelson, Kevin Bacon, Heath Ledger, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, Barbara Streisand, Steve Jobs and many more. Markus, a world renowned natural-healing expert (also a raw foodist) met traveled all over the world and met with heads of government in Russia and Germany and was health consultant to the U.S. military’s first responders. He worked in the movie business where he made his own 2.5 million dollar film and now uses his Hollywood experience to make health entertaining, sexy and fun. Together, Cara and Markus make little mini Hollywood production recipe videos that are taking the internet by storm.

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Pros and Cons of Eating Nuts

Who says that small things can’t be special? At least, this is not the case with nuts. In fact, these small packages are powerhouses of healthy nutrients for your daily nutrition. Although they are super rich health foods, yet there are many myths related to them. Despite scientific claims and facts, many people still believe that consuming nuts can make you prone to unnecessary fats.

Contrary to these myths, nuts contain lots of unsaturated fats that are also touted as good fats. They have antioxidants, fibers, and proteins in abundance. You should eat them daily, though, in moderation. But if you are still skeptical about the same, we are providing the pros and cons related to nuts for your help.

Pros of Eating Nuts:

The positives that will encourage eating handful of nuts daily includes:

1. Rich in Minerals and Vitamins

Most of the nuts are loaded with essential minerals and vitamins for your good health. These include Vitamins A and B. The minerals found in nuts include copper, selenium, iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. As such, they are always healthy to eat. Though, the level of nutrients may vary in their different types.

2. Aids in Weight Loss

While most of the people will disagree on this point, it is a proven fact that nuts help to shed extra calories if eaten in moderation and with caution. This holds true for nuts like almonds, pistachios, and cashews. They contain a lot of fibers that help to curb your appetite significantly. As such, they control your weight as well.

3. Lower the level of Cholesterol

If you want to lower down LDL blood and total cholesterol in your body, start eating healthy nuts right away. This is primarily due to the content of unsaturated fats in them. They have lots of polyunsaturated as well as monounsaturated fats in them. Also, some raw nuts have higher levels of phytosterol that controls the risk of any cardiovascular ailment or problem.

4. Rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Nuts like walnuts are known for their high content of omega 3 fats. They also have lots of ALA along with some other nutrients. Studies have shown that these nutrients collectively help to reduce oxidation or inflammation in your body. So, they are always good for your heart.

5. Reduces chances of Diabetes

Nuts affect the level of insulin and glucose neutrally. As such, they reduce the risk of diabetes. Also, for diabetic patients, they constitute a healthy eating option. Their various forms like peanut butter help to lower the risk of Type- 2 diabetes, especially in women. It is also proven by research that nuts like almonds substantially reduce the chances of postprandial glycemia.

6. Rich in Plant Proteins and Dietary Fibers

Nuts contain lots of plant proteins. It makes them a healthy alternative to meat as well. They maintain the blood vessels with their high content of amino acids. The dietary fibers in nuts are also good for your health.

Cons of Eating Nuts

There are enough reasons to include raw or dry roasted nuts in your daily routine. But there are some hazards associated with eating too many nuts. These include:

1. High-Calorie Count

Almost every nut contains lots of calories. It is not a pleasing fact for calorie and health conscious people. Though, almonds are a better choice with the lowest calorie count of 160 per ounce. To control calories, you should refrain from oil roasted nuts that are heated at high temperatures in harmful oils.

2. High in Fats

Despite their high content of unsaturated fats, nuts tend to put on this extra baggage with processing and flavors. Sometimes, nuts are treated with preservatives and unhealthy chemicals that increase the level of sodium and sugar in them.

3. High level of Oxalates

Mostly, nuts have a considerable amount of oxalates. When these oxalates accumulate in the body fluids and crystallize, they may lead to the formation of stones in kidney.

4. May lead to Acne

Most of the nuts contain some oils that are detrimental to your skin. Those with sensitive skin must eat nuts in moderation to avoid breakout of acne.

These are some of the reasons that are enough to restrain you from eating nuts above acceptable limits. If you want to munch them daily for better health, unprocessed, raw, and light salted nuts in moderate servings are the best option for you.

Raw Diet Trial, Day #1! (3/30/17)



Janiece finally convinced me to try Harlow on a raw diet. I did not think this type of feeding was for me and my family’s lifestyle, but I can’t deny that the benefits seem amazing! So I am going to give it a try, and see if I have the ability to put in the work required. I understand that raw feeding is a controversial topic. Like everything in life, it comes with pros and cons. I have thought about it diligently and made my choice to give it a try, and I ask that my right to make such decisions for my dog is respected. No rude and unnecessary negativity here, please! Thank you so much for understanding, and thank you for joining us on our adventure!

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Confessions of a New Age experimentalist

My cat watched me standing half-naked in our bathroom. I was trying to figure out how to climb over a piece of outdoor furniture I just wedged in the tiny space, after which I would attempt this for the first time. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

First, you need to know I am a part-time New Age experimentalist. In other words, I make efforts to learn out-of-the-box thinking and only try it out for a limited amount of time. For instance, I spent a year as a member of a Body & Brain facility, where I learned Dahn yoga techniques and participated in a weekend workshop of Finding Your True Self. I have had several experiences speaking with tarot card readers and psychics, and made sure to get my chakras cleaned before attempting to have our son.

Frequenting New Age bookstores, my library consists of such books with titles like

“Autobiography of a Yogi,”  “Introduction to the Alexander Technique,” and “Reiki for Beginners.” Friends have even termed my activities and attitudes “hippie-dippie,” since some things I do in my spare time don’t always match the no-nonsense persona I give on air. Open to learning most of these ideas, I will attempt to utilize their suggestions at least once whether that be diet, mental exercises and, at times, physical ones.

That is how I ended up engineering this recent feat in my bathroom. It consisted of a five-gallon bucket, a wrought iron lawn chair, a towel, tubing and a plastic board. “The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity” suggested regular colon cleansing was a key to better health and longevity, and gave information on how to perform this task in the privacy of your own bathroom.

Enthusiastic, I purchased the board and tubing from a reputable company and was preparing to spend the next 40 minutes reading a book and flushing my lower half. What I didn’t do was measure the length of the board that would be placed between the chair and toilet, only then realizing my bathroom was not as big as the example pictures. I also realized I didn’t have a proper chair inside the house, so the outside iron chair was the only option I had.

My Siamese stuck it out to watch his ridiculous human maneuver these items in a very Tetris kind of way so I could try and get the job done, which is why I had to climb over the chair to get to my resting place since there was no more room to walk. After I finally got it going, the actual technique worked somewhat, but once I realized I had been there for over an hour and the bucket wasn’t even half-way emptied, I gave up and stored the items for a future, much bigger home, where I could execute it properly.

After all this experimenting and the many investments I have made in said board, crystals, stones, essential oils, juicers, herbs, raw foods, foot patches, Neti Pots, wooden pillows, yoga clothes and pressure point socks, what have I learned? So far there is no real device or practice that solves all your problems, but my curiosity will no doubt keep up the search, much to the amusement of those around me … two and four-legged alike.

Essential Tips for Maintaining the Health of Senior Pets

As pets enter the age of senescence, it is the responsibility of pet parents to make the routine adjustments to match changes in the body and their immune system which make them prone to health problems in older age.

Some note-worthy tips to ensure the health and happiness of senior pets are –

Supplements

Pet supplements such as probiotics, digestive enzymes and fish oil for dogs can be a great addition to your dog’s diet. They not only help to maintain dietary balance, but also promote healthy digestive and immune systems that increase the natural resistance of pets against diseases.

Fish oil for dogs contains Eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic (DHA) acids, two essential Omega-3 acids, produced in limited quantities in dogs.

Researches reveal that the deficiency of fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-6 in dogs can lead to severe disorders such as atopic dermatitis, auto-immune disorders and steatosis as well as heart and kidney problems.

Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA act as anti-inflammatory agents, reducing the impact of inflammatory enzymes produced by body fats. Reduction of inflammation prevents heart, kidney and skin inflammation conditions, promoting a shiny and healthier coat, while helping with weight loss in overweight dogs.

In fact, a study published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine revealed that overweight dogs fed on calorie-restricted diets lost a considerable amount of weight when fatty acids were supplemented.

Fish oil for dogs has also been found to influence growth and development of unborn puppies. Research suggests that mother dogs, fed on diets rich in marine-derived Omega-3 acids gave birth to puppies with significantly improved visual performance.

Regular Visits to Veterinarians

Regular visits to veterinary doctors can significantly improve the early diagnosis and treatment of issues which may impact the dog’s health.

Age-related diseases like cognitive dysfunction or dementia can have symptoms which are difficult to detect. A veterinary physician will undertake a thorough physical assessment of the dog to detect early signs of potentially serious illnesses. Moreover, regular checkups also provide pet owners the opportunity to consult physicians regarding behavioral issues affecting senior pets.

Providing the Best Diet

Feeding raw food or quality commercial food not only makes them feel better, but also reduces their susceptibility to illness and diseases. Adding human foods like carrots and oatmeal along with supplements like fish oil for dogs to meet the nutritional requirements of pets is a good option.

However, pet owners should be careful when introducing dietary changes to avoid stomach ailments and diarrhea.

Therefore, it is recommended to supplement new food with the dog’s current diet and gradually increase the quantity every week. Once the pet gets used to more variety, they can easily tolerate dietary changes.

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Norovirus-contaminated oysters sicken hundreds in Canada, USA

Consumption of raw or undercooked oysters from British Columbia is blamed for 321 cases of norovirus gastroenteritis in three Canadian provinces, according to an updated report from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), released March 27.

The outbreak, which has affected residents of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, began in December 2016 and is on-going.

Toysters_406x250he British Columbia Center for Disease Control (BCCDC) first alerted the public to the problem on Jan. 13, reporting more than 70 cases of norovirus gastroenteritis in four different health districts. All of the illnesses were associated with consumption of raw or undercooked oysters consumed either in restaurants or in private homes.

On Jan. 20, Alberta Health Services (AHS) reported a cluster of 10 cases of gastrointestinal illness, which occurred in the Edmonton area between Jan. 10-12. The outbreak victims had consumed raw oysters. The cause of the illnesses was not verified by laboratory testing.

On Feb.  2, Ontario’s Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health alerted residents of Canada’s largest province about 24 reported cases of “gastrointestinal illness consistent with norovirus” in individuals who had eaten raw or undercooked oysters.

PHAC issued an initial Public Health Notice on Feb. 7, and has been updating the case count periodically. As of March 28’s update, 321 clinical cases of gastroenteritis linked to oysters had been reported between Dec. 4, 2016, and March 18, this year: 223 in British Columbia, 42 in Alberta and 56 in Ontario. Not all of the outbreak victims were tested for norovirus; however, testing in several cases has confirmed the presence of the virus in those patients.

According to a spokesperson from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), seven shellfish aquaculture sites have been temporarily closed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The closures are based on sample results and/or epidemiological assessments. Investigation is on-going into other harvest areas that have been linked to illnesses.

CFIA has mandated additional control measures for shellfish processing establishments to follow, and is conducting compliance verification activities to confirm that the supplementary measures have been implemented effectively. According to a March 7 notice to the industry, these additional measures will remain in effect until the outbreak has been declared over.

Not just in Canada

Seattle-King County Public Health is investigating a series of illnesses associated with consumption of oysters harvested along the Washington coast. Between Jan.  10 and March 20, as many as 39 people may have become ill after eating raw oysters at one of several different restaurants or private events in the county.

King is the most populous county in Washington State. Seattle is the county seat, and is the location of most of the restaurants associated with the illnesses. Victims of the outbreaks suffered from nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. No laboratory confirmation is available; however these symptoms are ‘suggestive’ of norovirus, according to a March 28 news release issued by THe health department.

While oysters served at the retail locations were harvested from various areas along the Washington coast, one small part of Samish Bay accounted for 22 illnesses linked to four servings. A section of the Samish Bay growing area was closed on March 17 for all species.

In recent months, outbreaks of norovirus gastroenteritis in countries as far apart as New Zealand and France also have been linked to consumption of raw or undercooked oysters. An unspecified number of reported illnesses in France triggered a Jan.  5 suspension of oyster and mussel harvest from Thau in the Hérault prefecture. Live bivalve mollusks from Thau were exported to China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxembourg, Macao, the Netherlands, Thailand, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates.

What consumers need to know

Bivalve mollusks (clams, oysters, mussels and scallops) feed on algae. Oysters take in 1.5 to 10.0 liters of water per hour per gram of body weight, which can amount to more than 50 gallons of water in a 24-hour period. Plankton and other suspended matter, including bacteria and viruses, are trapped as the water passes over the gills and concentrated within.

In a study published in December 2016, French researchers used nucleic acid amplification techniques to estimate the number of norovirus particles in oysters implicated in several outbreaks. They found between 43 and 1170 viruses per oyster.

Norovirus has a reported infectious dose of just 10-100 particles. Thus, consuming even a single contaminated raw oyster could be enough to infect a susceptible consumer in some cases.

Norovirus gastroenteritis is a short-lived but highly unpleasant illness. Typically, symptoms include nausea, vomiting and a copious, watery diarrhea, and last from one to five days. The virus is highly contagious, and can be spread through contaminated food and water, via direct person-to-person transfer, or through hand-to-mouth contact with contaminated surfaces. With an incubation period of just 24-48 hours, the illness can snowball in confined places, such as cruise ships, hotels, hospitals and nursing homes.

Health authorities in Canada and the USA urge consumers to take the following precautions when preparing or eating oysters and other bivalve mollusks:

  • Ensure oysters are fully cooked before consuming them. It is recommended to cook oysters to an internal temperature of 90° C (194° F) for a minimum of 90 seconds. Quick steaming or cooking oysters until the shells just open is not enough to kill norovirus.
  • Discard any oysters that do not open when cooked.
  • Eat oysters right away after cooking, and refrigerate leftovers.
  • Always keep raw and cooked oysters separate.
  • Wash your hands well with soap before handling any food. Be sure to wash your hands, cutting boards, counters, knives and other utensils after preparing raw foods.
  • If you develop symptoms of nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, wait at least 48 hours after the last episode of vomiting and/or diarrhea before preparing any food for others.

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15 Fat Burning Foods – Eating Your Way To Natural Fat Loss

Quickly, can you name 15 fat burning foods in the next 30 seconds? How did you do? Well, there are a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that are hyped as foods that you can eat to help you to lose weight. They are also known as negative calorie foods and have what is known as a high ‘thermogenic’ value. In other words, they use more calories in the digestive process than what is actually contained within the food itself. This process speeds up your metabolism, which can lead to fat loss.

In actuality, it is not the food that burns the fat, but the nutrients in these foods that help in breaking down fatty deposits and make it easier for your body to help flush out the fat. Also, when your body is properly nourished it has a positive affect on maintaining your blood sugar level. Regulating your blood sugar level has proven to be the most effective method to maintaining the body’s fat-burning capacity by eliminating the feel of hunger.

Following are 15 fat burning foods known for accelerating fat loss; they are packed with nutritional value and can assist you in achieving your weight loss goal and improve your overall health in numerous ways:

Beans

Steep in fiber and an excellent source of protein as well as iron, a single serving of beans is very filling and can satisfy your appetite for hours. The great thing is that they come in many varieties including lima beans, black beans, kidney beans, navy beans, green beans, wax beans, northern beans, and garbanzo beans. They are great for helping to keep the blood sugar level balance.

Garlic

This staple has a worldwide reputation as a miracle food and comes in over 300 varieties; it contains vitamins A, C, and D. One of the most common is the American garlic; it has a white paper-like skin and a very strong flavor. Its many forms include whole peeled gloves, minced fresh cloves, dried garlic powder, garlic extract, garlic salt, and whole peeled gloves. Garlic contains the compound allicin which studies have shown can help lower cholesterol and high blood pressure; it is a natural diuretic food that aids the breakage of fat. It has been observed that allicin begins to degrade immediately after it is produced, so its medicinal effect decreases over time. Cooking degrades its even further and microwaving allicin, more likely than not, totally annihilates any health benefits.

To receive the optimal effect, crush a little raw garlic and combine with the cooked food shortly before serving. Be careful not to overdo it – too much can irritate or possibly damage the digestive tract. Keep in mind that raw, crushed garlic yields not only the most powerful flavor but, as an entry on the 15 fat burning foods list, it is an extremely effective ingredient to have as a part of your health and fitness arsenal.

Carrots

This vegetable contains high levels of carotene, which is transform into Vitamin A. Carotene stimulates the metabolic rate of the body and speeds the elimination of fat deposits and waste. In addition, research has shown that this compound may be of significant benefit for maintaining blood sugar level and possesses antioxidant properties that can reduce the rate of certain types of cancer as well as cardiovascular diseases.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Known as a simple home remedy for ailments ranging from sinus headaches to a sore toe, apple cider vinegar also has the natural ability to accelerate fat loss. Made from apples, it contains malic acid, which is an essential ingredient for converting sugars and fats into an energy source that fuels the bodily functions such as walking, running, breathing, and blood flow.

Apple cider vinegar also have high levels of potassium that has an antiseptic quality , which helps to eliminate stored fats. Pectin is another ingredient contained in the fresh apples from which the vinegar is made; it is a soluble fiber that binds to cholesterol globules and pulls them out of the body. It works 24 hours a day to help your body remove unwanted fat. This also helps remove unwanted heavy metals. Less fat and cholesterol in the body reduces the risk of just about any ailment!

Onions

Like its fellow vegetable in the 15 fat burning foods category – garlic, onions have minerals and oils that will help to promote fat loss by the breakdown of fat deposits and speeding up your metabolism. They also are rich in vitamin C and chromium. Chromium is a mineral that is promoted as a weight-loss supplement due to it’s supposed ability to stabilize blood sugar levels and boost the body’s fat-burning metabolism.

Tomatoes

Whether raw, steamed, fried, stewed, crushed, pureed, or reduced to a sauce, the tomatoes is one of the most frequently eaten “vegetables” in the United States. It has a high Vitamin C and Citric malic-oxalic acid content. The acid contains enzymes that will hasten the metabolic process. It also helps the kidneys to release more water, which filters out large amounts of fatty deposits. Because it is a “fatless” vegetable, many people employ tomatoes fat-loss diet for a brief period of time.

Celery

Raw celery has a high calcium content and when eaten the calcium is sent directly to work. This pure form of calcium will stimulate your endocrine system. The hormones in your body will break up the fat that is stored in the body. In addition, celery contains a high amount of iron and magnesium; these minerals are excellent for flushing out your system.

Cucumber

The high silicon and sulfur content in cucumbers works to stimulate the kidneys to filter out uric acid, which is a waste product formed from the metabolic breakdown of substances in food called purines. Once this uric acid is washed out, it speeds up the removal of fat, and loosens the fat from the cells.

Asparagus

A good vegetable source of vitamin E, and a natural treatment for rheumatism and arthritis, asparagus is also a natural diuretic that promotes the elimination of fluids in the body. This pick for 15 fat burning foods contains a chemical that accelerates metabolism by assisting in the breakdown of the oxalic acid that tends to bind fat to cells. Its affect in reducing fatty deposits into small bits makes it easier to expend them out of the body.

Beets

This is another powerful diuretic that supports the functions of the liver and kidneys. Beets wash out floating body fats; they are rich in a special iron that cleanses the corpuscles. Corpuscles are blood cells that can contain fat deposits.

Cabbage

Because of the cabbage ability to inhibit the transformation of sugar and other carbohydrates into fat it is of great value in the fat loss war. It contains the minerals iodine and sulfur, which cleanses the body of waste matter from the membranes of the stomach and intestines. If you have a pot belly or want to rid yourself of love handles, cabbage is a natural diuretic that will help to break up the excess fat stored in these areas.

Olive Oil

This item should be at the top of the 15 fat burning foods for everyone. Numerous studies have shown that the reasons for southern Europeans low rate of cardiovascular disease is their frequent use of olive oil as their primary source of dietary fat. By utilizing olive oil in the same way, you can reap the same health benefits. Extra-virgin olive oil (nuts, avocados, and canola oil) is made of monounsaturated fat and helps to lower the levels of the ‘bad fat’ ldl cholesterol and also the blood fats that are known as triglycerides.

The fats that you need to avoid, the saturated fats found mostly in animal foods and diary products, are what raise those levels. That is why it is recommended that you eat only lean meats and nonfat dairy products. The bottom line here is, olive oil, used in healthy amounts as a replacement for the “unhealthy fats,” will enhance your fat loss program.

Apples

This is a food that is high in fiber and provides your body with volume; it prolongs digestion, which makes you feel full longer. Eating apples in place of junk foods, decrease the likelihood of you eating foods that are less filling and high in calories. This encourages stable blood-glucose levels. Because fat burning foods such as apples have fewer calories, they are popular in fat loss programs that involve calorie counting. The high water content of apples is another reason why apples are great for weight loss. The water within the apple is absorbed by the body and helps to keep blood-oxygenation levels high.

When this occurs, your body’s metabolism is stimulated and burns glucose energy. A low blood-oxygenation level makes your body feel sluggish and the nutrients that you do eat cannot be effectively transported to the areas of the body where they are needed. So, why not add apples to your list, and the next time you feel the urge to have a snack, pick up one and start munching knowing that you are making a significant contribution to your fat loss efforts.

Oatmeal

There is a reason why professional bodybuilders have relied on oatmeal as a staple of their breakfast; it is very high in nutrients. It is an amazing source of cholesterol fighting, fat-soluble fiber that is filling and provides a good amount of energy to propel you through any workout. Avoid instant oatmeal and choose rolled or steel cut oats instead.

Lean Turkey

This is another favorite food of bodybuilders. Many studies have proven that the proteins contained in lean turkey boost the metabolism that promotes fat loss and helps to build up the lean muscle tissue that enables you to burn even more fat. (calories.) The reason lean meats stimulate metabolism and burns calories is because it uses more energy in the digestion process that other foods.

So there you have it, 15 fat burning foods that not only promote fat loss but contains vitamin and minerals that yield many other health related benefits as well. As with any changes in diet or fitness related activities, you should always consult with your health care practitioner first!