If you are anything like me, you might like being active and working out but still have stuff around your belly. It has always been my biggest hurdle to get rid of that so my abdominal muscles can show.
Lately I’ve been doing some research and if you’ve never heard of xenoestrogens let this be a wakeup call. These are a class of harmful chemicals that you are exposed to on a daily basis from plastics and other industrial chemicals. These subsstances basically imitate estrogen to your body and throw off your horomone balance. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, we are all affected by these chemicals and they contribute specifically to the storage of belly fat. Long term effects are much more serious such as cancer.
So what can you do? Since you can’t really get away from all the plastics in the world it’s great to learn that there is a class of vegetables that helps fight against these estrogenic substances.
I was especially glad to learn about this because I love kale and cabbage, it’s these cruciferous vegetables that contain some of the most powerful phytonutrients that reverse the effects of xenoestrogens. So keep eating that broccoli and add in some steamed kale, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and bok choy on occasion to help burn off more belly fat and prevent the detrimental effects xenoestrogens can plague you with.
Also check out even more possibilities by learning about fermenting cruciferous veggies. If fermentation is new to you check out the video I posted with Sandor Katz for some fermentation inspiration.
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