We all love to eat. However, we want to lose fat and enjoy what we eat as well. Is it possible? Are you a kind of skeptical when you hear about foods that burn fat or “fat-burning food”? If yes, no worries. Most people outside are doubtful of whether they can eat their favorite food and lose weight at the same time.
There are certain types of foods that burn fat, due to their thermogenic effect, while others have fat-fighting nutrients which maintain your body’s metabolism and help make you feel full longer. Before we discuss on foods that burn fat, there are two kinds of fat that have positive and negative impacts on our body. Let’s check this out:
It is a positive fat we need to help the functioning of our body. This fat is mostly stored in organs, bone, muscles, and nervous systems (in a small amount). Women have 12 percent of essential fat as it is also carried in specific body’s organs such as the pelvis, breast, sexual-related organs, and thighs as well as hips. While men only carry 3 percent of essential fat. Most of the certain sex-related fat may harm normal reproduction system.
This fat is stored underneath skin, muscles, and other parts of human’s body. This fat protects human’s internal body organs from injuries. However, this fat can be dangerous if the amount expands drastically in your body. The tendency of storage fat to increase depends on what you consume. Normally, the percetage of this fat for men is about 8 percent-19 percent of their bodies, the normal percentage of storage fat for women is 21 percent -35 percent.
Now, here are some foods that burn fat and make you feel happy while eating it:
Apples (the green ones)
We know the health benefit of this fruit. Apples are among the healthiest fruits. Green apples, or also known as Granny Smith apples, are rich in antioxidants, low in calories and help boost your immune system. According to a study published in the journal Food Chemistry, Granny Smith apples have the highest fat-fighting compounds, helping you reach your weight-loss goal.
Besides apples, pears are fruits you need to include to help you burn fat (and calories) faster. Rich in fiber and pectin, you can choose this fruit as your snack. Interestingly, pears are fruits that improve their taste and texture after they are picked.
One of the most perfect fruits for to accompany your breakfast or help you prevent from craving for sweet snacks in mid-afternoon. If you eat bananas for your breakfast, it will make you feel full longer until lunch time. Alternatively, you can add bananas for your oatmeal in the morning time.
Blueberries are the most recommended fruits if you want to slash your belly fat, due to their high level of antioxidants and low calories. However, strawberries and raspberries are also the best options as well. You can eat them as snacks, make smoothies, add to your oatmeal or low-fat yogurt. If you cannot find the fresh ones, find the frozen version. • Tomatoes People do not care whether they are fruits or vegetables. Tomatoes provide a host of health benefits, from cancer protection to weight-loss.
Start your day with a healthy breakfast. There are many studies indicating the benefits of oatmeal. This super-food helps you feel full longer (thanks to its soluble fiber), protects your heart, lowers blood pressure, and improves your digestion system. Choose the plain one and add berries or bananas to sweeten it.
Its omega-3 makes this fish one of the foods you can include in your diet. It is also a good source of protein. There are lots of salmon-based recipes which exclude the use of extra fat. You can enjoy it without feeling too worried that you gain weight again (as long as you know which ingredients you should use and which ones you should leave)
Green tea is the most amazing antioxidant drink, thanks to detoxifying properties that help you slash extra pounds. Green tea speeds up the burning process of fat calories and helps you feel refreshed. Drinking green tea on a regular basis will help you lose weight faster and minimize risk of heart disease.
Not all people like eating broccoli as it is tasteless. However, this vegetable should be on your plate if you want to reach your weight-loss goals. Broccoli helps you fulfill your appetite and makes you feel energetic.
Most consider peanut butter an unhealthy choice, however, this food control your hunger without causing weight gain. Studies also stated peanut butter minimizes risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. In addition, peanut butter contains healthy fat or known as monounsaturated fat.
This super vegetable contains many healthy minerals, such as iron, proteins, vitamins, magnesium and so on. You can cook it for soup, blend it as smoothies, or add to your salad bowl. Eating spinach helps you control your appetite. Choose the organic spinach for a better result as ordinary spinach may contain lots of chemicals that may harm your health.
Olive oil can help shed extra fat and give a more balanced eating habit. Consider replacing your cooking oil with olive oil to make delicious dishes. In addition, you can use olive oil for your salad dressing too.
Cucumbers are easily found in groceries. But not only that, cucumbers are rich in anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory elements. Moreover, its vitamin C and magnesium gives you some extra energy. The best thing is cucumbers are also good for your skin’s and eyes’ health.
Whole-wheat bread or brown bread contains low calories and some of the most important nutrients such as copper, iron, magnesium and so on. According to a research, people who eat brown bread are lighter than white-bread eaters.
Do you like eating spicy food? There is a good news for you. Hot peppers can speed up the process of burning your body fat. It is an amazing antioxidant source and contains nil cholesterol and nil saturated fat.