EAT SMART: 5 FOODS THAT ACTUALLY HELP YOU BURN FAT
While trying to lose weight is often a reason not to eat food, what if we told you that eating certain types of food can help you lose weight, too?
Rather than just avoiding certain foods because of their high fat content, it’s important to consider some foods because of their proactive qualities or because of how they can affect your body in positive ways when it comes to dieting.
Foods such as PEPPERS, GREENS, AND BERRIES all have nutritious properties that can help you increase calorie burn, decrease appetite, and enhance your sense of fullness after eating, so the more you eat of them, the better. These some foods are recommended because of their thermo-genic qualities, which help increase caloric burn in the body.
Are you ready to start shedding some pounds? If so, don’t turn your back on food. It can be your best-kept secret when it comes to burning fat.
Healthy fats are considered a great tool for losing weight because they help satisfy your appetite by slowing the emptying of food from the stomach and allowing you to feel fuller, sooner. Foods such as nuts and seeds, avocado, and their oils, also canola, walnut, olive and safflower are the good choices for incorporating healthy fats into your diet.
Your spice cabinet will now be looked to for more than just flavor. Different spices can help you lose weight in different ways. Cinnamon helps control blood sugar levels and therefore decreases the amount of insulin that is produced, while turmeric’s bright yellow polyphenol compound has many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are optimal for weight loss. Remember that compound known ascapsaicin that is found in hot pepper? Ginger has this compound, too.
Low-fat dairy foods such as Greek yogurt, mozzarella, and cottage cheese contain very little carbohydrates and a large amount of good bacteria that help promote a healthy gut, which in turns promotes satiety and healthy digestion. Because they’re also great sources for calcium and vitamin D, they help breakdown and release fats more efficiently, as well.
Herbs such as ginseng and basil are known for their abilities to increase metabolic rates. They are also low in fat and pungent, which will help you feel full and keep your taste buds occupied so that you won’t eat more than you need. Adding herbs to grilled fish, salads, and poultry is an easy way to not just make a flavorful meal, but to make it a fat-burning one, too. As an added bonus, you’re also getting a lot of valuable antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.
Nuts are a great food source for optimal health, and they help you burn fat, too. A relatively high-calorie food, they are very satiating and contain omega fatty acids, which help balance gut bacteria and lower cholesterol. Convenient because they can be eaten on the go and added to many different types of dishes like salads and vegetables, they’re an easy way to incorporate a fat-burning food into your daily diet. It is recommended stocking up on pistachios and almonds, which are considered to be on the lower to middle end of the of calorie count scale.