5 Reasons Why You Should Include Vitamin C and K in Your Diet to Lose Weight

When we were in school, our teachers told us to eat a balanced diet, we need carbohydrates, vitamins, and proteins. We also require water and minerals for better health and growth. In the basics, we knew that vitamins help in maintaining our bodies health and fighting against infections. But did you know that you also need these vitamins to stay fit and cut down some weight?

You will agree with me that losing that extra weight is one of the ways of staying healthy. And Vitamins have a role to play in the entire process. We look at the various ways that vitamins C and K work in our bodies that people who want to lose weight will find interesting. So, be sure to include them in your diet to get the best results in your weight-shedding goals.

1. Vitamin C is Essential to Curb Stress

If you were not aware, stress and anxiety are some of the causes of obesity and overweight. The NCBI Pubmed published the studies that relate the two aspects. In the report, it is evident that people with stress and anxiety develop obesity and related conditions. However, the post does not point out how exactly stress and anxiety cause overweight.

The Harvard Medical School also published a report regarding the study of stress and overweight. In their post, people with stress turn to food as a way to “repay back” for their worries. The report went on to say that women tend to eat more while men resort to smoking and alcohol. In the bottom line, the discovery was that women tend to gain more weight.

To avoid gaining weight, or to make your weight-loss process a success, you must first manage your levels of stress. Vitamin C, which is essentially ascorbic acid, helps by regulating the cortisol hormone that causes stress. Even after encountering a stressing condition, Vitamin C will help you get back to your normal condition. Once you fight stress, your goals for reducing weight will be achievable.

2. Vitamin C Improves the Metabolism Activity

To lose weight, you need to burn the extra fats under your skin. Sometimes, due to some disorders, the metabolic rate may be hindered. It could be insulin resistance, heart disorder or other conditions that slow down the metabolism process.

Vitamin C is a necessary ingredient that you need in your diet to improve the situation. The Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) helps in the metabolic activities in our bodies. If you want to reduce your body weight, you need to include the vitamin in your salad or main dish.

3. Vitamin K Improves the Burning of Body Fats

Fighting off the body weight requires that reduce the amount of stored fat in the body. The European Journal of clinical nutrition published a study on the effects of induced Vitamin K on body weight and fats. In the research, the increased Vitamin K2 consumption helps in working on abdominal and visceral fats, and the general body weight.

4. Vitamin K is Essential for Athletic Performance

We know that you need to exercise and burn the excess calories to meet your weight loss goals. Athletes perform better when they take the required micronutrients in their diets. Vitamin K, specifically, is one of the micronutrients that the body requires for the formation and strengthening of bones and the bone marrow.

In a study, Vitamin K deficiency increases the risk of bone fracture as a result of intensive exercising. You, therefore, need to include Vitamin K in food to ensure that you are strong and ready to go through rigorous exercises to reduce the body weight.

5. Vitamin C Boosts energy and Fights Fatigue

Body weight loss is achievable if you work out your body enough. And “enough” we mean that you are able to go as far as you can to burn excess fats and calories. All these require energy. According to a post by the Fox News, Vitamin C has shown the ability to supply your body with the energy you need to keep with your exercises.

Fatigue is a common problem among people after an extensive exercise, but with the energy boost you get in Vitamin C, your body can refresh and get ready for another workout. It is ideal to consume more of vitamin C whenever you get them, i.e. fresh fruits and vegetables.

The Bottomline

To get the best results in losing weight with Vitamins C and K, you need to ensure that you keep up with your regular exercises. For instance, Ascorbic acid cannot burn your body fats without working out, but it increases the rate when you do exercise. And since Vitamin C is water-soluble, you usually get rid of it in urine every day. You need to consume it daily (all photos courtesy).

Author Bio: Jessica Smith

Jessica is an avid reader who enjoys getting lost in the world of books. Holding on to her passion for fitness, She Believes that a healthy diet is a key to healthy living.

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  1. Avatar Natty Dread September 18th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    The ICC judges should avoid the appearance of panicking together with the OTP. Issuing hollow threats the way Bensouda has been doing for months only adds to the perception of a toothless court.

    If the good Judge is fair, what should we make of the full names of the alleged perpetrator that the protected witness revealed? Mr. Stephen Kipleting Chamalan was mentioned adversely without his having a chance to refute the allegations. The case is about Ruto and Sang. The witness should demonstrate how the two suspects in court tie in with her personal experiences.

    1. Avatar tiat September 18th, 2013 at 7:52 pm

      I totally agree with you. How can the ICC be protecting people that are being allowed to tarnish the names of alleged suspects not before the court. How just or fair is that? Is it not the height of irresponsibility on the Court’s part to allow the “victims” to just throw out there names of people who will not be accorded an opportunity before the same court to refute the allegations and clear their names? Is the ICC not endangering the lives of the likes of Mr. Chamalan and his family – in the same way as exposing the “protected witnesses”? Why should the ICC blame Kenya for the OTP’s carelessness. It is the OTP that chose to pick a witness with the exact same evidence already adduced before a Kenyan Court of law to the ICC. How can anyone blame Kenyans for being smart enough to draw similarities between the witness and the evidence? Does this not expose the OTP’s shoddy work of investigating the case or protecting the witnesses? Why drag the defense into OTPs problems? Additionally, is the ICC not overstepping it’s mandate by second guessing the work of democratically elected leaders of a sovereign state? Who is the ICC to tell Kenya which international law to,or not to, incorporate into national law?

      1. Avatar Natty Dread September 18th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

        Today at the ICC was an exercise in stretching time for Bensouda.

        I hope those Western “expert witnesses” arrive tomorrow. They do not have protection issues but they will wish they had armour by the time the defense counsels finish with them.

        1. Avatar tiat September 18th, 2013 at 9:40 pm

          Again you’re right. The judges are knowingly or unknowingly assisting Bensouda to save face for not having her witnesses lined up and ready to testify. As the lawyers for Ruto and Sang said, these cases need to be heard in public because what happened in 2007/8 is not pertinent only to the “secret” witnesses. As witness 0536 stated, there were close to 2,000 people in the Kiambaa church and a further 3,000 attackers…making that 5,000 witnesses who can collaborate the account of the “victim” or that of the suspects. Khan noted that the prosecution is possibly afraid of the amount of information that will follow in case her witnesses accounts broadcast to the public are based on fabrications and lies.

          1. Avatar EduPaul September 19th, 2013 at 5:04 am

            two fools laughing

          2. Avatar tiat September 19th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

            A third one joins in and calls the others fools as he laughs along.

          3. Avatar Kwessi Pratt September 19th, 2013 at 11:39 am

            Obviously, toxic tribalism hasnt found a seat in ICC. And thats certainly bothering you. Have patience imbued in the knowledge that village talk wont help anyone this time round!!!!

          4. Avatar tiat September 19th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

            I avoid any contact with people like you. Please let us keep it that way – thank you very much.

          5. Avatar Kwessi Pratt September 19th, 2013 at 4:51 pm

            You cant decide for me tiat, you can only try! However, what you post is subject to scrutiny whether you like it or not. But you are not alone. You know while we are discussing issues here, there are alot of guys out to defend tribal pride. Some of us dont give a damn!

          6. Avatar tiat September 19th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

            You brought it up, I didn’t. Tribe is what you seem to breathe, feed and survive on. Some of us have better things to do than argue on myopic twisted views.

          7. Avatar Kwessi Pratt September 20th, 2013 at 9:26 am

            Cool pal! What makes you feel offended by little things? If you feel we are getting in to your skin, dont write. However, I must assure you my intention is not to upset you. But rather to speak the truth. If you feel so bad on mere posts, what would feel if a guy screams at you in a public place? Condition your mind brother/sister to withstand any challenge. Coiling and recoiling in anger cant serve any purpose at all. It only demeans your character! Why cant you ignore that you dont like?

      2. Avatar nefelibata September 20th, 2013 at 12:56 am

        I shared the same thought. The incompetence of the OTP is making a big mockery of the ICC. And how much have witnesses received in emoluments last five or so years, and does this affect the nature of their testimony?

    2. Avatar Kwessi Pratt September 19th, 2013 at 9:36 am

      You are getting it all wrong! But I dont blame you since we are facing a totally different ball game. ICC Judges for your information are not panicking. If anything, they are truly concerned about exposue of witnesses. I foresee a situation whereby they might be forced to angle towards detaining suspects. Parliament, Senate and guys like you arrested by mischief, hardly see such a possibility. Its real and live Natty! The mob justice situation we are used to here is unacceptable in ICC. The sooner we understand that the better.

      1. Avatar Natty Dread September 19th, 2013 at 10:49 am

        Yes Mr. Pratt, I’m getting it all wrong. That does not mean that I cannot continue to have my opinion and express it the way you do yours.

        1. Avatar Kwessi Pratt September 19th, 2013 at 11:32 am

          And surely not to harm suspects’ cases in the process!

          1. Avatar Natty Dread September 19th, 2013 at 11:45 am

            That is the risk of freedom of expression. You could be harming the OTP’s case too by continuing to defend their bungling ways. To me, asking for adjournment on day one – after 3 years of chest-beating – appeared like panic in the face of unpreparedness.

          2. Avatar Kwessi Pratt September 19th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

            Freedom of expression is not reason enough to dwell on what you dont know. But making little village screams can give a false assurance. Am sure you dont even understand why the case had to be heard in camera. Thats confirmation forces are out to stop witnesses from testifying. In such eventuality, prosecutor can only win huge!!!!

          3. Avatar Natty Dread September 19th, 2013 at 6:55 pm

            Haya, let us watch the Prosecutor (weher is Bensouda?) win huge.

  2. Avatar Natty Dread September 19th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Can we get on with prosecuting Ruto and Sang? These sideshows – starting with a whole week’s adjournment – are making the ICC look incompetent.

    1. Avatar Kwessi Pratt September 19th, 2013 at 11:36 am

      Unfortunately, over-speed corruption-driven process doesnt have a say in ICC!

      1. Avatar Natty Dread September 19th, 2013 at 11:48 am

        “Unfortunately, over-speed corruption-driven process doesnt have a say in ICC!”
        ??????? Mr. Pratt, you’re getting incoherent now.

        1. Avatar Kwessi Pratt September 19th, 2013 at 4:54 pm


    2. Avatar Faceless September 19th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

      Sideshows are part of the prosecution plan. Havent you noticed that it started with an uncredible translator? The prosecution is simply advancing the “an over-decorated donkey would become a horse” theory.

      1. Avatar Natty Dread September 19th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

        Faceless, I do not think that what is happening is a carefully crafted strategy by the OTP. Since last Tuesday, Bensouda has been behaving like an inexperienced captain trapped in a sudden tempest.

        That choice of translator is very unfortunate. He sounds like a foreigner, fumbling with idioms while Kenya is full of native speakers if Kiswahili!


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