Papain is by far the most important enzyme that helps to breakdown proteins. It does the same job that the human digestive enzyme pepsin does and thus is called the vegetable pepsin. Of the other enzymes, one is similar to the human rennin which breaks down milk proteins and the other is similar to pectase and it breaks down starches.
2. Bell Peppers
Vitamin C level: 117 mg Serving: 1 cup raw
Vitamin C level: 85 mg Serving: 1 cup
You want to load up on strawberries because they are loaded with vitamin C. One cup of strawberries provides well over 125 percent of the daily RDI of vitamin C, and having high amounts of vitamin C in your blood results in burning more fat. You might recall that organic fruits contain more vitamin C than conventional, so I think it is well worth it to splurge a bit on organic berries. Another reason to go organic with these strawberries is they have one of the highest amounts of pesticide residue when compared with other produce.
Vitamin C level: 81 mg Serving: 1 cup raw
One of the reasons that stubborn belly fat has become such a big problem is the presence of estrogenic compounds in our diet. These estrogenic compounds (xenoestrogens) come from the pesticides, herbicides and hormones that are sprayed onto our fruit and veg, and fed to the animals that we eat. Incidentally one of the biggest contributors of estrogenic compounds to our food supply is the so-called “health food”, soy. Now it doesn’t matter if you are male or female, these xenoestrogens cause us to store stubborn belly fat, or hold on to the body fat we already have. So if you want to lose your belly fat then you’re going to need to beat this threat, right? Well guess what? Broccoli can help us do just that! One of the helpful phytochemicals in cruciferous veg is indole-3-carbinol (I3C). This stuff actually helps inhibit the effects of estrogenic compounds in your diet by promoting “good” hormones and working again.
Vitamin C level: 79 mg Serving: 1 cup
6. Brussel Sprouts
Vitamin C level: 75 mg Serving: 1 cup raw
Keeping you healthy is just one of the health benefits of Brussels sprouts thanks to vitamins A, C and E and manganese. These antioxidants not only protect against oxidative stress, but protects against illnesses and chronic disease. Keeping your body healthy is one of the best ways to keep up fat burning. Reducing chronic inflammation is yet another health benefit of Brussels sprouts. This type of inflammation can lead to many health problems including cancer, diabetes, asthma, heart attack, atherosclerosis and arthritis.