10 Fantastic Natural Fat Burning Foods
If you wish to lose weight, you need to burn that extra fat present in your body. Undoubtedly, exercise and physical activity are very important in doing so, though, without the correct type of food, your physical efforts can actually go in vain. So, let’s take a look at these foods.
There are a lot of food and drinks that make you gain weight easily (hence fat), fatty foods which contain trans and saturated fat, junk food, fizzy drinks and other beverages, milk chocolate especially so.
However, at the same time, there are a lot of foods which can facilitate burning fat.
We have devised a list of some of which we think are vital to assist you with losing an extra few pounds.
These help you burn that extra fat you’re carrying even without any exercise at all, these foods could do wonders for your body.
Nuts are a very good source of protein, healthy fats and other nutrients.
They are also known to prevent inflammation during certain chronic diseases.
Nuts like Peanuts (legume protein source), Almonds, Pistachios and Cashews are great sources of plant-based protein.
Nuts are a great source of L-Arginine (an amino acid) which is responsible for burning fat.
It provides the body with a higher fat metabolism and hence fats are not stored much but burnt off. Also, nuts provide a lot of fibre which makes you satiated for a longer time.
2. Green Tea
Green Tea serves a lot of purposes. It makes you feel warm and does a lot of good to your gut.
It contains antioxidants, which protect the cells against free radicals. it also contains EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate)
which acts kryptonite to body fat and reduces fat.
It contains Caffeine which is considered to be a well-known stimulant to aid fat-burning.
Drinking green tea 2-3 times a day in between meals is a very useful trick to reduce weight gradually.
Carbohydrates are not an enemy when you wish to burn fat, however, you might want to be specific as whole-grain carbohydrates. This is because of the high-fibre content found in them which keeps you full for a longer time. It also possesses slow-burn properties, which makes it a long time to be burnt by the body. It is suggested to avoid processed white carbohydrates like rice, bread, pasta, etc. as they contain comparatively more calories.
4. Coconut Oil (Other MCT Oils)
It is known to increase the good cholesterol (HDL) in the body and reduced the triglycerides.
Coconut oil also contains good fat, mainly the MCTs (Medium-chain triglycerides)
which have fat-burning properties.
These are known to suppress appetite. Some studies also hint upon the metabolism-boosting impact of such oils.
Consume about 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil on a daily basis, to see any results. The amount may be varied according to your digestive comfort.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
This is believed to be an ancient remedy, however, there are now many pieces of evidence regarding its health benefits. It helps in regulating (lowering) blood sugar level. Also, for people with diabetes, it also helps in maintaining insulin levels.
Furthermore, apple cider vinegar is observed to reduce appetite.
The main component found in it acetic acid – which is believed to possess fat-burning properties, especially in the tummy region.
It is suggested to start the consumption with 1 tablespoon, diluted in drinking water.
You can how you wish to take this later on your own research.
One of the most popular beverages in the world also helps you to burn fat.
The main reason behind it is caffeine.
Caffeine is observed to improve metabolic rate, depending on the amount you consume.
People who took coffee were found to be able to lose more calories as compared to those who did not.
Who doesn't love a nice coffee in the morning for the office?
Berries contain fibre in very gross amount. Fibre makes you feel full and satiated for a longer time, having a good impact on your appetite.
They are sweet in taste but contain less sugar than most of the fruits.
Berries also contain a lot of antioxidants! Healthy and tasty, helps you burn fat.
Now, we have spoke about these before but they are just too good not to have in your diet.
Avocados contain monounsaturated fats which are filling and healthy to the heart.
Eating avocados makes you munch lesser on processed snack for the rest of the day.
Consumption of avocados has also been linked to having a healthier BMI and a waist with lesser circumference.
They are a very rich source of Potassium and Magnesium, which is known to counter the bloating caused by salty-processed food. It is considered to be a very good probiotic which feeds the ‘good’ bacteria in your body.
Have one banana each day, in the morning cereal or as you like it, and satiate your hunger with healthy calories.
We all should be equipped with one for our lunch at work. One subtle change for a possibly big difference.
10. Leafy Greens
Theres' a ton of them so, we have spoke about them overall and you can see some pictured. try them today!
Omega 3 fatty acids are a part of any healthy diet plan. Leafy greens are a great source of plant-based omega 3. They improve risk factors for any heart disease, improve brain health, are known to fight anxiety and depression. They are helpful for tightening up the body. They are extremely rich in minerals like sodium and potassium and do wonders to your body.
These are some healthy and diet-friendly foods that help you stay fit and healthy, burn that extra fat and eat well. If you are not into exercising, then maintaining a track of what you eat becomes even more important.
This single step can help you improve your overall health, without gaining any extra calories.
So, if you aren’t already eating these, add them in a subtle way to your diet and watch those extra pounds come off.