Vitamins Can Aid in Weight Loss

30 June 2009, 14:53 | Posted under by Tatiana

So you want to lose weight and you have been doing everything to get rid of all that unwanted fat. You have tried everything from fad diets to buying all those gadgets you see on the TV. But did you ever consider buying any diet drug to lose those extra kilos?
Burning that unwanted fat with an exercise program or tasteless food does not sound very exciting. Are you aware that there are vitamins that can help in weight loss? The use of some drugs and supplements can decrease appetite, block fat absorption, or reduce stomach volume.
We all know that vitamins are vital for the proper functioning of our body and it can be easily consumed from the food we eat or dietary supplements. No one can sustain without vitamins. There are vitamins that help natural weight loss. They are not only natural but non-addictive too. Ingredients that have been used for centuries like Green Tea and Cinnamon are used to boost metabolism and curb sugar cravings that aids in weight loss.
Vitamin B2, B3, B5, B6, vitamin B complex and vitamin C help to convert carbohydrates into glucose, and they are burned to produce energy for the body. If you keep this in mind and consume foods that contain these vitamins you will certainly benefit.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Vitamin B2 is a vital for the normal functioning of the thyroid and metabolism. Including food such as milk, liver and kidney, almonds, hard cheese, eggs, wheat germ, leafy green vegetables, and marmite can boost the metabolic rate of your body.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Vitamin B3 is also necessary for the proper functioning of the thyroid hormones. Eat plenty of wheat bran, liver, tuna, turkey, chicken, meat, eggs, mackerel, salmon, oats, barley, wheat flakes, cheese, dried fruit, brown rice to keep hormone production normal.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
Vitamin B5 improves our capacity to utilize fat and also plays an important role in energy production and assists adrenal function. Vitamin B5 is present in liver and kidney, meat, poultry, nuts, wheatflakes, wheat bran, wheatgerm, eggs, molasses, oats, barley, beans, wholegrain bread, green vegetables.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin B6 regulates the production of thyroid hormone and metabolism. Good food sources of Vitamin B6, brewer’s yeast, wheat bran, wheatgerm, oats, sardines, mackerel, poultry, beef, avocado, bananas, brown rice, cabbage, dried fruit, molasses, eggs.
Efficient fat metabolism can be achieved with ‘Choline’ which is not a real vitamin as it is made in the liver. Choline deficiency can result fat to be trapped in the liver. Include lecithin, beef liver, beef heart, egg yolks, wheatgerm, cauliflower, cucumber, peanuts in your diet.
Inositol, also a member of the vitamin B complex family is manufactured inside the body. It combines with choline in the body to help in fat metabolism. Good sources of inositol include: lecithin, beef heart, beef liver, wheatgerm, soy, eggs, citrus fruits, wholegrains, nuts.
Vitamin C
Vitamin C which is found in the blackcurrants, broccoli, green peppers, kiwi fruits, Brussels Sprouts, lemons, oranges, strawberries, cabbage is very good for proper conversion of glucose to energy in the cells. But the best thing to do is to consult your doctor or your dietician to confirm the amount of intake of these vitamins.
Author: Andrew Stratton
Published At: Isnare Free Articles Directory
Permanent Link