8 Foods That Fight Fat!

Thinking that food is your enemy in the battle against fat! In reality, nutritionists say some foods actually throw up the heat on your metabolism, boosting your body’s ability to burn fat.When it comes to shedding fat, most people look for every edge they can get. Of course, a consistent workout routine is essential but the first thing that people usually look to adjust is their nutrition plan. Most of us focus on what we are eating, how many calories we are taking, but that is only one part of the equation.Consuming the right types of food is another factor that can significantly impact your fat loss goal.Certain foods have a very high thermogenic effect so you literally scorch calories as you chew. So, pack your diet with these 8 foods and pounds will peel off faster – with a lot less misery.Here is a list of those fat fighting foods which help you crack your metabolism up to a whole new level:1. Whole Grains – Your body burns twice as many calories breaking down whole foods rich in fiber such as oatmeal and brown rice when compared to processed foods.2. Lean Meats – Protein has a very high thermogenic effect. You burn about 30% of the calories during digestion only. For example, 300 calories chicken breast requires 90 calories to burn it down.3. Low Fat Dairy Products – Rich in calcium and Vitamin D, these help preserve and build muscle mass – essential for maintaining a robust metabolism.4. Green Tea – Drinking four cups of green tea a day helped people shed mass more than 6 pounds in 8 weeks as given in the study in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports. Credit goes to a compound EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) a compound in the brew that temporarily speeds up metabolism after sipping it. EGCG inhibits catechol O – methyltransferase (COMT) which decreases fat absorption by inhibiting pancreatic lipase. To up your intake, keep a jug of iced tea in your refrigerator.5. Lentils – One cup packs 35% of your daily iron needs- good news since 20% of us are iron deficient. When you lack a nutrient, your metabolism slows down because the body is not getting what it needs to work efficiently.6. Chilies and Peppers – ‘Capsaicin’ the compound that gives chilli and peppers their kick, heats up your body which makes you melt additional calories. So, add as much as you can to your soups, eggs and meats. But, it probably doesn’t have a big impact on your weight unless you eat less food because it’s spicy.7. Cinnamon– Some studies suggest that cinnamon may have a stabilizing effect on blood sugar levels. This could in turn curb your appetite particularly in people with type 2 diabetes. So, this time do stir some to your coffee, tea or yoghurt to add sweetness without adding calories.8. Raw Vegetables – Raw vegetables make an outstanding snack. They satisfy the desire to crunch. They are full of water to help you feel full and they are low in calories. Half a cup of diced celery, carrots has just 8 calories. So, when you are in the mood for chip and dip, replace the chips with raw veggies.‘Food has much more power than we give it credit for…’ SO ENJOY!

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