Excellent Fat Burning Foods

Exercise is an important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but you do not have to vigorously workout every chance you get just to be thin. Eating right is equally, if not more, important and there are several fat burning foods that can help jump start your journey to a leaner, healthier you. Many of them may be foods that you already love and eat regularly. The key is knowing how to use them and incorporating those that you may not be used to into your diet.

15 Fat Burning Foods

The high protein content in beans is great for muscle building. Muscle burns calories faster and more efficiently than fat. They are also high in fiber, which has been linked with hindering fat absorption by the body. Most beans, including kidney, lima, and navy beans are good fat burning foods, but pass on the baked beans and re-fried beans.

Lean beef may come as a somewhat surprising calorie burner. The key lies in moderation and choosing very lean cuts. Top round and ground sirloin are good examples of appropriate beef for fat burning. It is very high in protein and requires a lot of energy from your body to digest it, which results in burned calories.

Broccoli has so many benefits that it is difficult to adequately stress its value in your diet. It contains calcium, vitamin C, and fiber, all of which boost your metabolism and aid in burning fat. It also has vitamin A, folic acid, and a multitude of antioxidants that help lower your chances of developing heart disease and some types of cancer.

The astounding advantages of green tea have really become known in the last few years of research. It provides that metabolic boost that is so critical to weight loss, but it does not give you that heart-racing feeling because it does not contain the caffeine of coffee and other substances. However, it is even more powerful in combination with caffeine. It also has the chemical EGCG that encourages faster functioning of the brain and nervous system.

Chicken, particularly grilled chicken, is a good fat burning protein. It fills you up, keeps you full, and does not contain anywhere near the amount of fat and calories as some other meats. Have an extra serving of grilled chicken, rather than another scoop of pasta or another carbohydrate, for example, for a filling, fat-burning meal.

Edamame (boiled and lightly salted soybeans) are rich in calcium, iron, protein, and vitamin C. They are free of fat and make a perfect snack or healthy appetizer.

Eggs are a good metabolism booster and the B12 they contain aids in the breaking down of fat cells. Just a few eggs every week will do.

Fresh jalapenos contain capsaicin, which boosts your metabolism and makes your heart rate pick up some speed. This is great for adding to small snacks throughout the day. It helps keep you energized and small metabolic-motivating snacks between meals help keep your energy up and your appetite in check.

Olive oil burns fat and helps lower cholesterol levels. Cooking with it is much healthier than using other oils, butter, or grease.

Salmon helps lower leptin levels, which has been linked with burning calories at higher rates. The Omega-3 fatty acids in seafood are also known to help lower cholesterol and prevent serious cardiovascular diseases as well as some cancers.

Tuna is another of the excellent fat burning foods. It has the same effect as salmon and is a little more versatile.

Turkey is an ultra-lean protein. It works fabulously any way that you would normally use chicken in meal preparation. Try grilling it, use it in a stir-fry with your favorite veggies, and use the leftovers to make sandwiches for lunch.

Soy milk is packed with all the calcium of regular milk, which sends your metabolism into overdrive. Skim milk is okay, too, but soy milk does not contain as many calories and fat as regular milk. Therefore, you can have more of it without feeling guilty.

The complex carbohydrates and fiber in whole-grain cereal work wonder for lowering your body’s insulin levels. This is desirable because spikes in insulin trigger your body to store fat. Therefore, you want to maintain a steady, low level of insulin to keep your body consistently burning off fat cells.

Oats have the same insulin-lowering effect. They also break down slowly which helps keep you full longer. Oatmeal for breakfast is a great way to rev up your metabolism and energize you for the start of your day.

The secret to many of these is moderation. Incorporate these fat-burning foods into your diet as much as possible, but do not overdo it in your portions. There are also tons of other delicious options for fat burning foods. You do not have to sacrifice taste to start building a hearty, healthy lifestyle.

Akwa Wellness

Originally published at paisleytrousers.tumblr.com on September 21, 2019.

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