If you have a little extra love around your midsection (who doesn’t?!), and you’d like it gone, consider this secret ingredient that experts say may be the key to blasting more belly fat.
Natasha Turner, ND, wrote a piece for Chatelaine about the belly fat-zapping power of vitamin C. (And, this is important to read, as many of us may not be getting enough!) If you didn’t know about C’s ability to slash fat, read on:
“Vitamin C is one of the most widely used supplements today, but many of us don’t realize that it also plays a key role in our blood sugar levels,” writes Turner, who goes on to share a recent study that found that patients who took 1,000 mg of vitamin C daily for six weeks saw a reduction in fasting blood sugar, triglycerides, cholesterol (LDL) and insulin levels.
“Vitamin C and glucose have a similar chemical structure,” she continues. “When both are high, they compete with one another to enter the cells. If there’s more glucose around, less vitamin C will be allowed into the cells creating a deficiency. Not only is it important to keep your C levels up, but it’s also just as crucial to keep your blood sugar levels stable with a low glycemic diet.”
Fascinating! I’m currently taking a probiotic supplement that contains a boost of vitamin C. It’s called Vidazorb Super C and it’s making a difference in my digestive health, I think – and maybe helping me burn through the teensy extra bit of insulation on my belly? Here’s to hoping!
Do you get enough vitamin C?