Are you getting enough vitamin C? You may want to find out because this vitamin can help you slim down in time for swimsuit season! Believe it or not, vitamin C can actually help you burn more fat!
Studies show that vitamin, found in foods like grapefruit, oranges, broccoli, and dark leafy greens, will help you burn fat faster, especially during exercise. In fact, a study showed that people with adequate vitamin C levels burned 30% more fat during moderate exercise than individuals low in vitamin C.
It’s also the star of Dr. Oz’s secret weight-loss drink – and who knows healthy weight loss better than Dr. Oz?
Before every meal, Dr. Oz’s says to drink this secret slimdown drink: a mixture of grapefruit juice and apple cider vinegar. Simply mix 1 cup of grapefruit juice with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar – that’s it!
The juice is not only loaded with fat-fighting vitamin C, but apple cider vinegar, which Oz says may switch on genes your body needs to pump out fat-burning proteins. If you find the drink a bit tart, add 1 teaspoon of honey, which only adds 20 calories.
Vitamin C also helps protect again heart disease, high blood pressure, colds, osteoarthritis, and some cancers, among other things. So make sure you’re consuming adequate amounts of the fat-fighting, disease-preventing vitamin!