It’s all about metabolism. Getting your body into a fat burning state while committing to a lifestyle of eating clean whole foods is the name of the game these days. The super foods listed below help your body to burn fat for a variety of reasons. Some foods are high in protein and consuming protein requires your body to use more energy. This, in turn, allows your body to burn calories and fat while digesting the protein.
Other super foods are intended to keep your body burning fat when you are craving sweets while other foods address the issue of fat producing hormones.
And finally, there is one super food that is gaining traction in the fight to burn fat as it regards the emerging research on amino acids and weight loss. Read to the end of this article to find out how this l0-carb, high protein food is more of a superfood than initially imagined.
Here Are Eleven Super Foods That Assist the Body in Burning Fat
1. Love Me Some Garlic
Garlic is full of minerals, enzymes and amino acids along with vitamins A,B1,B2,B6,B12,C,D. At only 41 KCAL per 100 grams, garlic helps reactivate your metabolism for a fat burning boost! Eat garlic every chance that you get!
2. Oh, Banana!
I know. It’s a high carb fruit but if you are hankering for something sweet and lo-carb berries aren’t going to cut it, the sugar in bananas can go a long way to sweeten a sweet tooth. Bananas are good for, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium along with vitamins: A,C. Bananas belong on our fat burning list of superfoods because they can actually give a boost to the amount of serotonin the brain is able to make – which is super important to suppressing appetite and assist your body to burn fat.
Only 66 Kcal per 100 grams. Eat just 1/2 of a banana for a great appetite suppressant snack.
3. Roast An Onion
Onions are rich in vitamins A,C,E, and of B group of vitamins. They also provide potassium, calcium & sodium; Onions help diuretic activity and are a great cellulite fighter. Best of all, as a fat burning food, onion helps to keep blood sugars stables. Roasted onions – red or white – or yellow – are tasty and an easy side to add to any meal.
4. Not Green Tea But African Red Tea
Long has it been said that green tea is a fat burning miracle but that is not really true.
A Cochrane Review of green tea research found that green tea led to only small, statistically insignificant weight loss in overweight or obese adults.
Rather, drink African red tea to get the benefits of a detox drink that does not rely on high doses of caffeine. West African red tea:
- attacks hunger cravings,
- reduces fat-storing hormones,
- promotes the production of fat-burning hormone
- … all while naturally reducing stress and balancing insulin for better weight control.
5. The Favorite Strawberry
Strawberries are a favorite go-to snack for any one who wants to burn fat and eat clean. This easy to grab fruit is low in sugars & high in minerals and rich in Vitamin C. Only 27 KCAL per 100 grams, how about a strawberry sorbet recipe to indulge!
6. Cute & Sweet Kiwi
This sweet fruit is a superfood because it is potassium rich and provides calcium, iron, & zinc as well as a great source of Vitamin C ….and you get some fiber, too! While Kiwi fruit doesn’t actually burn fat, they are a quick snack that can help satisfy a sudden-onset sweet craving without a lot of calories or carbs.
7. Drink Lemon Water
Citrus is known for it’s fat burning qualities and the lovely lemon has the lowest sugar content in the entire citrus family (only 2,3%), all while being rich in Vitamins and coming in at only 11 KCAL per 100 grams. This tart fruit helps blood circulation and is said to fight cellulite as a natural home remedy.
Establish a ritual of drinking lemon water first thing in the morning making sure to use organic lemons in purified water, or distilled water.
8. As They Say…An Apple A Day
Another fruit to add to your fat burning foods list are apples. Just one provides you with vitamin C and E,as well as Potassium, Magnesium. Apples are a great high cholesterol fighter as well as fat buster with green apples being your best choice with less fruit sugar than other varieties.
9. Go Nuts For Almonds!
You can almost think of each almond as a natural weight-loss pill.”
Rich in fats, high in proteins, and, of course, vitamins almonds help your body to burn fat thanks to their calcium+magnesium content. They are also rich in an amino acid which can help you burn more carbs and fat during exercise. Be sure to eat only unroasted, unsalted almond, keeping true to a clean eating lifestyle.
10. Can You Say Chicken?
People don’t of ten think of any kind of meat as a super food, but, truly, where can you get a better dose of hunger-satiating protein, bite-for-bite, than in meats? And, of course, the white meat in chicken has a low fat content- unless of course you are on a Keto diet, where you would be eating the dark meat as well as the yummy skin of a roasted chicken.
11. Indulge in Eggs
Eggs contain a huge quota of protein for such little mass making it a perfect super fat burning foot. Not only that but eggs provide a particular amino acid called Leucine. New and emerging studies are citing Leucine to be an important amino acid that manages to decrease the amount of lean tissue loss (great for body builders) and increases the amount fat loss, ie. turns your body into a fat burning machine! Who knew eggs were so super!
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