One Of My Secrets To Keeping New Fat Cells From Forming!
by, 08-30-2012 at 03:00 PM (414 Views)
I LOVE fresh ground black pepper! People laugh when I'm out because I always like to add pepper to my food. But now you'll know my secret as to why I love it beyond just the flavor! Black pepper helps you fight the fat and keeps new fat cells from forming. I've always known this to be true, but I just saw a report about why.
In the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, they reported that recently researchers discovered that piperine, which gives the pepper its flavor, also reduces fat levels in our blood and stops the body's mechanism for forming new fat cells. Food chemistry is so interesting! And really, much of we need to stay healthy is found in our kitchens and pantries.
You might also want to add more green onions to meals. Just 1/4 cup has been shown to activate detoxification enzymes in the liver according to Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman. The enzymes convert fat deposits and toxins that slow the liver down into water-soluble molecules that your liver can flush out more easily -- that frees up your liver to burn more fat for fuel! The operative factor in green onions is sulfur! That's why MSM (organic white sulfur) is also such a huge all-over health improvement supplement.
Also, if you're drinking green tea to help your body burn fat more efficiently, you can give it a boost by adding a squeeze of lemon. Lemon improves the absorption of polyphenols in green tea (the active ingredient) by up to 80%!