Brazil nuts are a great source of L-arginine. Studies show that people with excess belly fat actually have less growth hormone, without which they can’t properly distribute and break down fat. L-arginine is a super supplement that naturally boosts growth hormone levels and revs your metabolism, stimulating fat-burn all over. Raw onions are a natural diuretic, which can help to relieve bloating (cooking them will strip them of this property).
Slim All Over Side Dish: On your stove top, toast a quarter-cup of chopped Brazil nuts for about 2 minutes. Dice one raw onion. Add this mixture to quinoa, a whole grain and complete protein that is low on the glycemic index, a quality that helps to control the blood sugar spikes that lead to weight gain. Eat a half-cup of this as a side dish every night with dinner instead of any other starch.
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