As more and more people are fighting the battle against excessive weight, we tend to look at food as the enemy. However, there are types of food that can kick your metabolism and help you burn fat.
Include the 5 foods below in your diet and see how the fat keeps melting away.
You know that say ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, but you’ll be pleased to know that an apple a day also keeps the fat away. Why? Firstly, apples are rich in pectin, which puts a limit on the amount of fat that your cells can absorb. Secondly, they are rich in fiber which means you’ll feel fuller for longer. Last but not least, apples have got a high content of antioxidants which will help you lower your cholesterol, your high blood pressure and will help you fight metabolic syndrome and prediabetes.
People mistake oats for carbs. In fact, they are nothing but whole grains that are high in fiber (about 5 grams per serving) and help you fight against high cholesterol and blood fat. They digest slowly so a portion of oats in the morning will keep you feeling full and away from all the unhealthy yet tempting snacks. And if you are having trouble sleeping, you should know oats might just be the solution to your problem.
You may argue that cinnamon is not a type of food and you’re right but this spice is worth mentioning as it does wonders when it comes to burning fat whilst adding zero calories to your foods and drinks. Cinnamon helps your body to metabolize sugar and as little as ¼ teaspoons of cinnamon per day sprinkled on top of your hot drinks, smoothies or bowls of cereal will significantly lower your cholesterol and reduce your blood sugar levels.
- Pine Nuts
Rich in pinolenic acid and other heart-healthy fatty acids, pine nuts boost the levels of ghrelin or ‘satiety hormone’, signalling your brain that you are full. You will thus eat less and not get the cravings as much. Finally, the fatty acids it contains have been proved to prevent belly fat.
Eggs are a form of concentrated animal protein that unlike meat, does not come with added fat. Eating an egg every morning will give you a great boost of energy and, according to recent dietary studies, will help you lose twice as much weight than if you were to eat just carbs for breakfast.