Diets can be an absolute bore, let’s face it. You know it and I know it, it can be so easy so give into temptation (and sometimes clever marketing) and try and go down the easy route. This could mean anything from pills, patches and potions to life changing (and potentially life threatening) surgery. What […]
What if we told you there was a short cut and that it was natural! You’d be interested wouldn’t you? Losing weight can be a difficult journey to undertake so having a little helping hand to point you in the right direction would do you the world of good.
Ok we’ll quit stalling! We know how valuable this information is to you! Here are the top 10 fat burning foods, nature at its finest! I wonder if any if these foods will surprise you?
TOP 10 NATURAL FAT BURNERS
Guacamole is one of the best fat-burning snacks that you can eat. Avocados are rich in vitamin B6. This vitamin knocks down levels of the stress hormone called cortisol (that is responsible for most of that stubborn belly fat). Another advantage of avocados is that they are full of monounsaturated fat. That kind of fat keeps fat distribution around the belly away and decreases any cravings to eat more for up to 4 hours.
We’ve mentioned salmon a couple of times…because salmon is one of the best sources of health giving nutrients and vitamins. Salmon is also full of healthy fats and proteins. If you are a person who has just started to be active or you are active on daily basis, you probably know that proteins are the best source of fuel for our muscles and salmon is the best option for us as it contains such high levels. If you want to build muscles you need more proteins. As we said, salmon is full of healthy fats, also called anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, which activate fat burning in your body and also block fat storage and aid weight loss. Introducing wild salmon as a part of your diet also helps with reducing cravings.
The best advantage of eating eggs is that you have so many options when it comes to preparing them. You can have them in a form of omelette, scrambled, hard-boiled, fried, soft boiled and poached. It is one of the best source of proteins, you can make salads with eggs, eat them as they are, eggs on toast. Eggs are a great source of choline, which plays a key role in the function of fat-burning food that can help you getting rid of belly-fat. Lean proteins are the best when you want to lose some pounds. Eggs kick start your body and prepares it to burn as much fat as possible. Additionally, when you eat eggs you feel less hungry.
Every single wedge of grapefruit is full of amazing fat burning potential. What does it contain to make the grapefruit so special? It is rich in phytochemicals that are known as bioactive compounds that stimulate the production of adiponectin (a hormone). This hormone is involved in the “breakdown” of body fat sources. It reduces your appetite, kills your body fat and minimizes cravings.
Almonds are amazing, they taste great and help you to shift any additional weight you might be carrying. Also, when it comes to nuts, they are the best source of antioxidants that are known for helping to protect against oxidative stress (that kind of stress damages molecules in your cells and contributes to inflammation). Additionally, almonds make your skin look younger and nails and hair stronger. Another advantage of almonds is that it helps people who suffer from heartburn.
Ok, we know that most of us forget to drink water during the day but why not to prepare a glass of lemon for the morning? This is the easiest way to make our body more motivated to lose some fat. The more water you drink, the better you will feel, the cleaner your body is. Water is necessary, really necessary, to keep your metabolism and body functions at the proper level. Every single action in your body needs water. Lemon has a lot of vitamin C, D-limonene, an antioxidant that help your body with getting rid of toxins from the body as well as fat. It also makes your mouth feel fresher and stimulates the metabolism ready for a new day!
Spinach is tasty and versatile so you can pretty much add it to any meal you want to prepare. Spinach contains vitamin B6, B9, and E, also vitamin A, iron, and folate, potassium and magnesium. It kills your unnecessary appetite and helps your body to start burning fat because spinach contains thylakoids. You can add spinach to your smoothies, pastas, soups and salads.
Oolong tea (Chinese traditional tea, also known as blue tea or turquoise tea) is not as well-known as others on this list but it does not mean that it is impossible to find in the shops. It is not expensive and tastes amazing. Oolong tea combines characteristics from black and green tea. Oolong tea reduces stress and makes you feel calm (the tea contains theanine). Why do we recommend oolong tea? It has multiple health benefits. The tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. In a nutshell, oolong tea is oxidized partially because the process stops between green tea and black tea. The tea contains a lot of manganese, theaflavins, thearubigins and EGCG. These are known for making your body ready for burning fat and reducing bad cholesterol.
Garlic is usually connected with bad smell (because of allicin which is responsible for the tangy taste and scent) but its benefits are bigger than you can ever imagine. People who add garlic to their dishes every day, metabolize sugar more efficiently and are able to help stop fat molecules from staying in the blood. Garlic is also good when you want to prevent catching cold and flu. Just blend 10 heads of peeled garlic cloves with juice from 15 lemons and add 3 spoons of honey. Leave it in a big, clean, hermetically closed jar in a dark cupboard for 2 weeks. We know it stinks but just 1 tea spoon of this wonder juice before sleep will have you on the way to becoming the healthiest person on earth.
Turmeric is a brilliant spice. It aides weight loss and helps regulate body fat levels. Turmeric contains a substance called curcumin that is one of the most effective anti-inflammatory spices for people who want to be healthy and also for those who want to lose some unnecessary pounds. Moreover, it is very good idea to add some turmeric to your tooth paste because turmeric is known for its whitening features.