Ever wonder why Japanese women are so slim and live the longest in the world? There secret is tomatoes!! New research shows that tomatoes contain a substance that has been found to promote healthy fat burning, enabling you to trim down your sides without going to the gym.
Tomatoes and Weight Loss Research Details
Professor Teruo Kawada and his team of researchers at the Laboratory of Molecular Function of Food in Kyoto have backed up the Tomato Diet with sound research. In particular, they found a substance in the tomatoes called 13-oxo-ODA, which is a special type of unsaturated fatty acid. This chemical was found to help decrease the amount of neutral fat in your body and prevent metabolic syndrome from setting in.
What’s the secret?
The secret of using your genes to do this is in giving your body what it needs to build the enzymes it needs to trigger you fat burning furnace, i.e. activating your DNA.
So how much is required? Well, the researchers gave mice in the study approximately 200mL of tomato juice, which equates to about a small glass of tomato juice.
How much tomatoes does one need to get this weight-loss/ fat burning effect?
Therefore, if you drink 3 glasses of tomato juice a day your body has all the 13-oxo-ODA it needs to promote steady fat burning without exercise.
However, even though tomato juice is said to by high in “13-oxo-ODA”, don’t limit yourself to JUST TOMATO JUICE when dieting. In fact, tomato products contain ample amounts of 13-oxo-ODA. Thus, don’t let that stop you from having a hot bowl of tomato soup on cold days.