Top Fat Burning Foods

 

 

 

A well-balanced diet is essential to long-term weight loss. While there isn’t one food that can sky-rocket one’s weight loss goals to completion, there are plenty of foods that aid in fat-burning while providing a number of other nutritional benefits. Here are a few foods you should incorporate into your diet.
 

Eggs

It seems like every other year, doctors have something new to say about eggs. Yolks may contain a high relative cholesterol count, but whole eggs are low in calories and have been shown to improve heart health. They are high-quality proteins, which are perfect for increasing one’s metabolic rate. Breakfasts that include eggs have been shown to keep one’s hunger maintained over a longer period of time.

Fatty Fish

Salmon, herring, sardines, and other fatty fishes contain omega-3 fatty acids– something that has been documented to reduce inflammation and decrease the risk of heart disease. They also promote drops in cortisol, a hormone associated with fat storage. Fish is another quality protein that will help one feel fuller, longer.

Chili Peppers

Though they give off heat in cooking, chili peppers are packed with powerful antioxidants that reduce inflammation and protect cells from damage. One antioxidant in particular, capsaicin, helps achieve a healthy weight by promoting fullness and slows the metabolic rate. This effect can be found in full peppers as well as powdered cayenne.

Full-Fat Greek Yogurt

While normal yogurt has high amounts of sugar, full-fat Greek yogurt is great for the body. It is an excellent source of protein, potassium, calcium, keeps you full, and its probiotics keep your gut healthy. It also boosts fat loss and protects muscles. These benefits can only be found in full-fat Greek yogurt, so avoid the non-fat and low-fat options.

Coffee

Coffee has been shown to enhance mood, improve mental performance, and burn fat. Caffeine has also been associated with increased metabolic rates, which then increases weight loss. One study even showed that those who took caffeine an hour before exercise burned nearly twice as much fat as the non-caffeinated group.

Green Tea

Green tea has been shown to have a number of health benefits for many years now. Its antioxidents promote fat burning and belly fat, but green tea’s benefits extend past weight loss. some studies show that green tea could help reduce the risk of heart disease and even cancer.

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