The Best 18 Fat Burning Foods You Need To Know

The Best 18 Fat Burning Foods You Need To Know

With the constant bombardment of low fat, low calorie and low sugar foods on the market; it’s hard to know what is right and what is wrong. Below are a list of foods that you can effortlessly incorporate into your daily diet that can also assist in burning additional calories/ fat.

Fat Burning Foods You Need To Know

  1. Walnuts

All nuts do contain some amount of the omega 3 an alpha-linolenic acid; but most only contain trace amounts. The real fat hero in most nuts is mono-unsaturated fats. Walnuts are actually a rich source of omega-3s. One ounce provides almost 3g of alpha-linolenic acid.

Fat Burning Foods - Walnuts

 

  1. Ginger

Used for centuries to help relieve digestive upset/disturbances; ginger can also help reduce inflammation; boost blood flow to muscles and aid muscle recovery. It has also been shown to boost calorie burning when eaten.

Fat Burning Foods - Ginger

 

  1. Oatmeal

This very slow-digesting carb keeps blood sugar and insulin levels low; so fat burning can stay high. In fact, research has shown those athletes who consume slow-digesting carbs in the morning; burn more fat throughout the entire day and during workouts than those consuming fast-digesting carbs.

Fat Burning Foods - Oatmeal

 

  1. Avocado

The mono-unsaturated fats found in avocados are burned readily for fuel during exercise and actually encourage fat burning. Avocados also contain a very interesting carb called mannoheptulose; a sugar that actually blunts insulin release and enhances calciumabsorption; both of which are critical for encouraging fat loss.

Fat Burning Foods - Avocado

 

  1. Salmon

This fish is one of the richest sources of the omega-3 essential fats. Unlike flaxseeds which provide a type of omega-3; that has to be converted into EPA and DHA; salmon provides your body a direct supply of them with no conversion required. This way you know you’re getting a direct supply of the fats that turn on fat burning and block fat storage.

Fat Burning Foods - Salmon

 

  1. Soybeans

Soybeans are the direct origin of soy protein; which shown to build muscle as efficiently as other forms of protein like whey and beef. Soy has also been shown to aid fat loss; possibly by decreasing appetite and calorie intake.

Fat Burning Foods - Soybeans

 

  1. Water

This just may be your best ally in fighting bodyfat. Studies have shown that drinking 2 cups of cold water can boost metabolic rateby 30%. It has been estimated that drinking about 2 cups of cold water before breakfast, lunch and dinner; every day for a year can burn 17,400 extra calories; which translates into a little more than 5 pounds of body fat!

Fat Burning Foods - Water

 

  1. Flax Seeds

They contain the essential omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid. These omega-3 fats found to turn on genes; that stimulate fat burning and turn off genes that increase fat storage.

Fat Burning Foods - Flax Seeds

 

  1. Grapefruit

A  recent study from the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, California; reported that subjects eating half of a grapefruit or drinking 8 oz of grapefruit juice three times a day; while maintaining their normal diet lost an average of 4 pounds over 12 weeks; and some lost more than 10 pounds without even dieting! Results were likely due to grapefruit’s ability to reduce insulin levels; and to a chemical in grapefruit known as naringin; which prevents fat from being stored in the body.

Fat Burning Foods - Grapefruit

 

  1. Honey

Yes, it’s a sugar, but it’s fairly low on the glycemic index. Keeping insulin levels low and steady is critical for maintaining a fat-burning environment in your body. Honey is also a rich source of nitric oxide (NO) metabolites; ultimately, that means it actually encourages fat release from the body’s fat cells.

Fat Burning Foods - Honey

 

  1. Peanut Butter

Another source that can actually aid fat loss is of helpful mono-unsaturated fat. What’s funny is that many food manufacturers make low-fat peanut butters. Of course, they replace these healthy mono-unsaturated fats with carbs, namely sugar. Avoid these and stick with natural peanut butters; that don’t add the type of fat you surely want to avoid – Tran’s fats.

Fat Burning Foods - peanut butter

 

  1. Eggs

Research supports the notion that those who start their day with eggs not only eat fewer calories throughout the day; but also lose significantly more body fat.

Fat Burning Foods - Eggs

 

  1. Chilli Pepper Flakes

Hot peppers contain the active ingredient capsaicin; a chemical that can enhance calorie burning at rest as well as reduce hunger and food intake. The boost in calorie burn is particularly enhanced when capsaicin is used with caffeine.

Fat Burning Foods - Chilli Pepper Flakes

 

  1. Broccoli

This fibrous carb doesn’t provide many net carbs or calories; but it can make you feel full – one reason why it’s a great food for getting lean.

Fat Burning Foods - Broccoli

 

  1. Olive Oil

Like avocados, olive oil is a great source of monounsaturated fats. Not only do they lower levels of the “bad” type of cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health; but they’re also more likely to be burned as fuel; which means they’re less likely to be sticking around your midsection.

Fat Burning Foods - Olive Oil

 

  1. Sardines

Not everyone’s a fan of this fish, but if you do like it; you’re in for a real treat. In addition to low mercury and lots of omega-3 fatty acids; sardines are rich in vitamin B and cholane. “And unlike industrial or inhumanely raised animal products, high-quality protein like sardines aren’t inflammatory,” says Hyman.

Fat Burning Foods - Sardines

 

  1. Bananas

Starting your day with a banana could be great news for your metabolism, thanks to all the potassium they contain. “Potassium helps your body regulate minerals and fluids in and out of your cells and may potentially increase basal metabolism, a measure of calories burned at rest while awake,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Jackie Newgent.

Fat Burning Foods - Bananas

 

  1. Coconut and palm oil

Sure, olive oil is great. But coconut oil is beneficial for your metabolism too — especially when you mix it with palm oil. “Consuming blended coconut and palm kernel oil has been shown to increase both energy expenditure and fat metabolism,” says Laura W. Lagano, a New York City-based integrative clinical nutritionist.

Fat Burning Foods - Coconut and palm oil

 

  1. Brown rice

This natural whole grain is high in chromium, a mineral that helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. The result, reducing insulin resistance and fat storage.

Fat Burning Foods - Brown rice

 

The Best 18 Fat Burning Foods You Need To Know

Forget about restrictive diets. Instead of eating less of something to lose weight, we are here to tell you that more of certain foods will increase your ability to burn calories by putting your body into balance and boosting your metabolism.

 

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