5 Foods that Help Burn Fat

5 Foods that Help Burn Fat

 

Trying to burn fat? A lot of people think that eating less is the answer. However, nutritionists are in agreement that eating more of the right stuff will help you burn fat and stay healthy. They point to foods that actually speed up your metabolism, boosting your body’s ability to burn fat. Instead of not eating, try these five foods in your diet and watch as the pounds fall off faster.

 

  • 1. Lean meats

Lean meats are mostly composed of protein, which means that there are fewer calories per ounce of meat.  As well, protein intake is extremely important for maintaining muscles mass. With more muscle mass in the body, the metabolic rate will be higher. The higher your metabolic rate, the faster your body will burn calories. This means that lean meats can be effective at helping you maintain your current weight and even help you achieve some weight loss. Protein that’s found in lean meats also has an interesting feature: you burn 30% of the calories the food contains while you are digesting them! For example, a 300-calorie steak requires about 90 calories to digest it.

 

  • Eggs2. Eggs

Eggs are back. In fact, a lot of nutritionists think that the warnings about eggs in the past should never have been issued. Just like lean meats, the concentrated protein without all the extra fat that comes with meat makes eggs a nutritional goldmine, as well as being the perfect start to the day. Studies have found that when people eat an egg in the morning instead of something like toast or cereal, they lose almost twice the amount of weight. Worried about eggs and cholesterol? Fear not! According to a study by the Harvard School of Public Health, there is no significant link between egg consumption and heart disease. In contradiction to a lot of previous understanding, regular consumption of eggs may actually help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

 

  • 1268993. Apples

Apples are not just good at keeping the doctor away. As it turns out, they can keep the fat away too. Apples contain a lot of pectin, which binds with water and keeps down the amount of fat your cells take up. Apples are also very high in fiber, which can make you feel full. In fact a bunch of studies have discovered that eating an apple half an hour before you eat a meal can actually reduce the number of calories you eat during that meal. Apples have a bunch of other benefits too. Apples contain a lot of antioxidants, you know, the stuff that stops you from getting cancer? Antioxidants also appear to prevent metabolic syndrome, the combination of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and prediabetes.

 

  • 4. Oats

Oats, like apples, are full of healthy fiber, but they’ve also been show to lower the risk of heart disease and fight high cholesterol. And unlike cereal and toast as a breakfast food, oats take longer to digest, and therefore don’t drastically raise your blood pressure and keep you fuller longer. Oats are high in what nutritionists call the “satiety index,” which means that they
have an amazing power to make you feel full. What about cholesterol? Study after study has proven the beneficial effects of certain types of oats on cholesterol levels. Studies show that in individuals with high cholesterol (above 220 mg/dl), consuming just 3 grams of soluble oat fiber per day (an amount found in one bowl of oatmeal) typically lowers total cholesterol by 8-23%. This is highly significant since each 1% drop in serum cholesterol translates to a 2% decrease in the risk of developing heart disease. As if there weren’t enough benefits so far, oatmeal is considered the best food to help you sleep. With so many pros, it’s a must have in your kitchen cabinet.

 

  • 5. Pine Nuts

Pine nuts have tons of heart-healthy fatty acids, and have been found to increase levels of the “satiety hormone,” ghrelin, which tells your brain that you are full. When there is a high level of ghrelin, you not only don’t feel hungry, you can say no more easily to cravings that arise. According to a research study, these same fatty acids in pine nuts have been shown to prevent the formation of fat on the belly. Pine nuts have a host of other benefits such as loads of Vitamin A and Lutein, which are both know to help with sharper vision. They have Vitamin D to help with stronger bones. Finally, pine nuts have iron, which is good for the circulatory and nervous system. These small little nuts pack quite a big punch. Next time your hungry, reach for pine nuts instead of your traditional fair.

 

 

Keep these fat killing foods near, and you’ll be looking great for summer.

Take Care – Keep Focused;

Chris; Certified Fitness Coach

FatLossClassroom.com

 

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