No friends! We are not joking, burning fat by eating food is a reality and a proven fact back up with scientific evidence. There are various foods which helps in burning fat either by burning calories or by reducing the intake of calories.
Let’s have an overview on how these food items burns fat in the body.
Power packed proteins
Proteins will prove to be the lethal weapon in your arsenal against fats. Due to its high molecular complexity than carbs or fats it is very tough to break into simple units which means your body has to spend lots of calories in order to digest the proteins. All this hard work pays off well in the form of an enhanced metabolism. Since proteins take longer time to digest and absorb it means your stomach remains full for longer hours. So, it is a win-win situation for your body.
‘Always keep it complex rather than simple’ in case of carbs intake in your diet. It is because simple carbs are readily broken down and absorbed by the digestive system which leaves you feeling hungry while complex carbs takes more time to digest and absorb as compared to simple ones which keeps the blood sugar level stable and giving you a sense of fullness and satisfaction.
Fiber is the best fighter against Fat and it helps in improving the digestion. There soluble fiber converts into a gel like substance which slows down the digestion, reduce the absorption of cholesterol and enhances nutrients absorption. The insoluble fiber or roughage makes you feel full and in turn you tends to eat less.
Choose good fats
Although, fat is an important nutrient which helps in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins like Vitamin A, D, E and K and it gives a glow to your skin but excessive fat storage is a threat to your health. So to cut down the fat you have to follow the rule ‘diamond cut diamond’. The bad fats like saturated fats and trans fats increases the level of cholesterol in blood, enhance clogging of arteries that block the oxygen flow to vital organs of the body like the heart brain and increase chances of heart attack and brain hemorrhage. Replace the bad fat with the good ones like MUFA (Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acid), PUFA (Poly Unsaturated Fatty Acid) and Omega 2 and 6 Fatty Acid. All these good fats help in reducing the harmful fats and thus burn calories.
Calcium cuts calories
Calcium is popularly known for development and strengthening of bones and muscles, but it has signaling properties which make your body takes up less fat. It helps in regulation of blood pressure and helps with PMS.
Fructose fights the craving
Well sugars and calories goes hand in hand, but this natural sugar has fewer calories and helps in putting off your cravings for the food with high content of sugar like donuts or choco-bars.
The metabolism of the body enhances with the rise in body temperature which helps in burning calories. So, by including thermogenic food in your diet will reduce body fat.
You must be fully aware of the processes by which fat burning foods actually burn fat in the body till now. The next thing is the list of top 10 fat burning food items which is based on the availability, easy preparation procedure, multiple benefits and which can be easily included in the diet.
Opt for green tea and start your day in a healthy way since it is tasty, fulfill your daily fluid requirement and on top of that it burns calories. It contains an antioxidant called EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) which helps in burning fat throughout the day. Green tea also has anti-cancer properties and it helps in maintaining the cholesterol levels.
Cinnamon has fat burning property and you can see positive results by including 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in your daily intake. It also helps in the regulation of blood sugar level, which results into more energetic body for the whole day.
Coconut contains high levels of MCFA (Medium chain fatty acids) which increases the metabolism rate up to 30 percent which results in burning of calories.
Ginger and Garlic
Ginger and garlic not only enhances the flavor of the dish, but it also helps in proper digestion and eventually burn fat in this process. Garlic contains a chemical ‘Alicin’ which is a fat burning substance and also helps in flushing out the extra fat out from the body.
Peppers are found to have fat burning properties since they contain a chemical ‘capsaicin’ which gives fat loss benefits. Addition of peppers to your diet increase the body temperature and hence your metabolism shoots up which in turn burns calories.
Citrus fruits are the richest source of vitamin C as well as fiber. Vitamin C helps you in maintaining a healthy liver, which helps in keeping an enhanced metabolism. This vitamin also promotes the synthesis of carnitine which oxidizes (breaks down) the fatty acids in the body.
An oatmeal is an ideal breakfast option since you can team it up with some other healthy food. It is rich in fiber, hence it makes you full and you eat less. It affects your metabolism as well as preventing from overeating. Both of these processes help in lowering down the fat content of the body.
Nuts are rich in MUFA (Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acid) which replaces the bad fat and enhance the efficiency of metabolism. A handful of nuts in between your meals at snack time makes you fuller and put off the cravings.
Lean meat has found to have thermogenic property in it and it can burn up to 30 percent calorie content of the food during the digestion process. For example, if you eat 300 calories chicken breast in the meal then you have to spend at least 90 calories to digest it.
These seeds are very fast fat burning food since they contain a compound ‘lignans’ which has fat burning properties. You can include them in your meal as a sprinkling to your salad, yogurt, cereals or anything. It also regulates the bad cholesterol level in the body.