Everyone knows that eating less is the key to losing weight and shedding that unwanted fat that is clinging in every inch of your magnificent body. It is also worth noting that there are foods consumable to escalate the fat-burning process.
There are several foods that can help someone burn those few extra calories that we all carry. Now, more than ever, it’s important to eat right; but which foods are right?
Broccoli is high in fiber, Vitamin C, calcium, potassium and folic acid. When consumers eat broccoli, a sensation occurs that makes the consumer feel as though they are full. Eating broccoli does have a downside. Broccoli does contain a flatulence element to it. Consume this food once a day or sparingly, depending on your gastric tolerances.
Cinnamon has been found to lower blood sugar levels, and cholesterol. Some people believe cinnamon can increase metabolism and allow the consumer to burn stored fat (around the buttocks and thighs) more quickly. Cinnamon sticks or unsweetened powder added to fresh fruits, ciders, coffee or a light sprinkling on meals is said to boost the effect. Be careful of overdosing. Cinnamon is powerful, and large amounts can irritate the stomach. When using it on foods, 1 tsp a day is more than adequate.
Grapefruit has been a fat burner for generations. For adults and children, it’s known to help balance sugar levels. Grapefruit is rich in flavonoids called Naringenin which allows the liver to burn excess fat instead of storing it.
Greek yogurt has extra proteins that regular yogurt doesn’t. Extra proteins mean that the body will work harder to break down these enzymes; which means more caloric loss.
Kiwi fruit is packed with fiber and vitamin C. More fiber is found in the skin than the flesh. Fiber aids in digestion. It also suppresses the appetite.
Ginger is another food that aids in burning fat. Ginger can be consumed as a tea, by using the root plant, or by adding a powder spice to favorite dishes. Ginger increases body temperature, which then increases the blood circulation. Increased circulation speeds up the rate that calories are burned. This is called the thermogenic effect.
Green teas have catechins. Catechins have been researched as a reduction agent in body fat. Some researchers even believe that these enzymes can burn cellular energy by almost half. Green tea has other benefits, as well. Researchers have noted that it’s a powerful antioxidant, that it can increase resting matabolic rates and it can help fight cancer and heart disease.
Caffeine is linked to burning fat but only at certain times. Caffeine stimulates the nervous system. Those jitters increase metabolism and allow the body to burn more fat. Black coffee has the most benefits. Sugars and creams can actually slow down this metabolism factor.
Apples are high in pectin, fiber, and vitamin C. Pectin helps keep blood sugar levels regulated. Many researchers discourage more than one apple a day. Apples are also high in sugars (fructose), which do nothing to aid in burning fat.
Chili peppers contain capsaicin which, like ginger, aids in raising body temperature. They also increase the body’s fat oxidation. The body will then use more fat to fuel than carbohydrates.
Garlic is a natural diuretic. Diuretics help flush out fluids in the body. Garlic also contains vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, selenium and manganese. It’s been known to get rid of unwanted toxins, break down fat, and also stimulate metabolism. Garlic, like ginger and cinnamon, can be used fresh or powdered.
These eleven foods have been proven to break fat, burn faster, raise metabolism, and get the consumer back to a healthy lifestyle. Researchers warn that while these foods can help maintain, there is no such thing as a miracle food. Eating right is just a portion of weight loss management. It’s up to the consumer to combine these foods with exercise, a healthy diet, and seeing a doctor regularly.