Alya’s Hot Body Tip of the Day

23 May

Burn Fat Faster With Vitamin C

Not consuming enough vitamin C has been found to correlate with increased body fat and waist measurements. A study from Arizona State found that folks with low-blood concentrations of vitamin C, who walked on treadmills for a 60-minute session, burned 25 percent less fat than other participants with adequate amounts of C. Fortunately, a simple dose of vitamin C remedied the lackluster fat-burning potential of the participants. Vitamin C is necessary for creating the compound carnitine, which helps turn fat into fuel.

While the recommended daily intake of vitamin C is low, 90mg for men and 75mg for women, many health advocates recommend larger daily doses. Holistic health doctor Andrew Weil recommends 200mg daily, while the Linus Pauling Institute (named for the scientist that made the vitamin famous) recommends 400mg daily. The health team at Real Age recommends consuming 1,200mg daily between foods and supplements.

Check out how much vitamin C some of your favorite foods contain.

Article Credit: Fitsugar.com

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One Response to “Alya’s Hot Body Tip of the Day”

  1. Ada May 24, 2012 at 1:45 AM #

    Best post ever!!! Love it love the link love you!!! Soo informative!

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