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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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