5 fat-burning vitamins and minerals to help boost weight loss

Published: November 21, 2019
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Losing weight is no easy feat. However, a few tips and tricks can help to speed up the process alongside a healthy diet and daily exercise. In fact, there are a myriad of vitamins and minerals to help improve weight loss regimes that you might not even know about. Heath experts confirm that adding these nutrients to your diet will drastically improve results.

Aside from this, other important factors include a calorie deficit diet, muscle-building for metabolism, sound sleep and stress management for ideal weight loss results.

Here are some of the common nutrients that act as fat burners – many you could easily find in the pantry!

Calcium 

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Intake of calcium-rich foods will help you to tackle obesity. Low calcium can actually cause fat cells to accumulate more fat. Opt for low-fat dairy food items such as soya products, green leafy veggies, nuts and fish. An occasional glass of milk is good for health too.

Vitamin D

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Research proves that for calcium to absorb in the body, vitamin D is a necessity. While our bodies make vitamin D when we go out in the sun during the day time, one can also include fortified food items in their diet. Look to fatty fish such as tuna, mackerel and salmon. Orange juice, soy milk, cereals, cheese and egg yolks are also common foods rich in vitamin D.

Vitamin C

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Vitamin C is a vital nutrient that is recommended for a healthy diet. It is one of the most widely known minerals to assist with weight loss. Not only that but it also aids the body by boosting metabolism and energy. High metabolism leads to weight loss even when we are resting. Some of the best sources of vitamin C include lemon, kiwi, amla, oranges, broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and capsicums.

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Vitamin B 12

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Vitamin B 12 is another nutrient that is a fat burner, because this mineral converts fat into energy. An adequate amount of B 12 is found in foods such as lean meats, fish and eggs.

Iodine

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People who are suffering from thyroid disorder most likely have weight issues as well. If you are one of them, health experts confirm to make sure to have the required amount of iodine in your diet to regulate the levels of thyroid. Iodine is also good for general weight loss. Some of the natural sources of the mineral are seaweed, dairy products, shrimp, eggs and lima beans among others.

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Aside from the above-mentioned nutrients, green tea, cayenne pepper, licorice root, kelp and cinnamon are some natural and effective fat burners.

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