6 Fat Burning Foods

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In this article we are going to tell you about top 6 foods which are not simply weight-friendly but are also good to burn excessive fats. Learn more about them below.

Weight Loss

Grapefruit

Series of studies showed regular consumption of a half of grapefruit or 150 ml of grapefruit juice with each meal may reduce your weight, on average, by 4 pounds in two weeks. Grapefruit has extremely low GI (glycemic index) and decreases insulin and cholesterol levels. Inositol found in grapefruit is a natural fat burner and naringin responsible for grapefruit’s bitter taste impedes fats uptake, accelerates metabolism and stimulates digestion.

Grapefruit for Weight Loss

Green Tea

Green tea is known for its anti-cancer properties. It also healthily affects metabolic processes, promoting the breakdown of fats. This non-fermented beverage is the best option to finish your meal with. Drinking 5 cups of green tea per day supposedly burns 70-80 calories.

Green Tea for Weight Loss

Low Fat Diary Products

Outside saturating your body with calcium, these products boost the production of calcitriol that makes the cells burn more fats. Women who eat low fat diary products 3-4 times per day burn 70% more fats. Calcium drives our body to consume fats faster and we need about 1,200 mg of calcium a day.

Low Fat Diary Products for Weight Loss

Water

If you don’t drink enough fluids in the form of pure water, you’ll find it difficult to lose weight. The lack of fluids results in slower metabolism and may lead to a decrease in blood glucose levels, fatigue and dizziness. Daily consumption of 3 pints (1.5 liters) of water speeds up metabolism by 30%.

Water for Weight Loss

Protein-Rich Food

Proteins are essential material for the formation of muscle mass. Protein rich meal accelerates metabolism. Our digestive system needs more energy to digest proteins, compared to fats and starches, so the proteins help to burn more calories. Proteins should make 20-35% of your diet. The balance ensures your body burns additional 150-200 calories per day. The best sources of proteins are chicken breast, lean meat, fish, egg whites and turkey.

Salmon Is Rich in Proteins

Spicy Food

Spices, especially red pepper, help boost metabolism temporarily. It happens because substances in pungent spices stimulate the release of adrenaline, speeding up metabolism and burning of calories.

Spices for Weight Loss

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Didn’t know that when I eat spicy food I lose weight. I’m rather skinny, so I don’t actually need this. But liked the colorful post.

  2. It’s so great what I found out in this article about grapefruits. Starting from today I will definitely eat the or drink grapefruit juice after fatty meals. Thank you!

  3. A study was recently conducted by Virginia Tech in Blacksburg (Virginia) concluded that drinking water half-litre of water before a meal appears to curb the appetite!!!
    If you drank 100 ounces water every day, you could actually burn an extra 17,400 calories a year- for a loss of five extra pounds. Just from drinking water!

  4. Thank you for such useful information. My husband and I are going to start sprinkling these spices on of our foods. I’ll have to come back to check out other articles.

    God Bless,
    Nicole John

  5. Wow! It’s very good to know this article since I’m a big fan of green tea. I didn’t know that green tea can help me stay in shape. Other tangible benefit that I’ve got from regularly drinking green tea is my skin becomes smooth and acne free. Green tea indeed great for health and beauty. Thanks for such informative article.. ^_^

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