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Vitamin C tied to healthy weight loss

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According to the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, individuals with adequate vitamin C levels can oxidize 30% more fat during a moderate exercise period than individuals with low vitamin C; thus, vitamin C depleted individuals may be more resistant to fat mass loss. Vinegar and peanut ingestion can reduce the glycemic - cancer causing - effect of a meal, a phenomenon that has been related to satiety and reduced food consumption. Thus, the effectiveness of regular exercise and a prudent diet for weight loss may be enhanced by attention to specific diet details.

Believe it or not, America seems to be going through a major obesity epidemic. The ramifications of this epidemic are quite intense since obesity is usually associated with chronic metabolic abnormalities such as insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, and heart disease. Reduced physical activity and / or increased energy intakes are important factors in this epidemic.

Additionally, a genetic susceptibility to obesity is associated with gene polymorphisms affecting biochemical pathways that regulate fat oxidation, energy expenditure, or energy intake.

However, these pathways are also impacted by specific foods and nutrients.

Food choices can impact post-meal satiety* and hunger. High-protein foods promote postprandial* thermogenesis* and greater satiety as compared to high-carbohydrate, low-fat foods; thus, diet regimens high in protein foods may improve diet compliance and diet effectiveness.

Vinegar and peanut ingestion can reduce the glycemic effect of a meal, a phenomenon that has been related to satiety and reduced food consumption. Thus, the effectiveness of regular exercise and a prudent diet for weight loss may be enhanced by attention to specific diet details.

So grab an orange and know you are workin it!

Definitions:

  • polymorphisms - many forms of drastic shape and genetic content changes.
  • satiety - the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more
  • postprandial - after meal
  • thermogenesis - heat production in bodies
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