How many methods of burning fat have you heard of? How many have you tried? I’m sure you’ve accumulated countless sweaty hours into trying new workouts, tips and painless belly fat removal alternatives that promise weight loss. Remember: less is more. By simply changing your eating habits, you can burn fat. What you put into your body really does make all the difference. Here are 14 foods that are your friends and can help you burn your fat off!
You either love it, or hate it. Obviously, there are more reasons to love it! Broccoli is known for it’s fiber benefits, which will keep you feeling full, and it’s great source of vitamins. Broccoli is also a source of sulforaphane, which is a phytonutrient. Now that we know broccoli is a fat burning food too, I think it’s best to start topping our salads with it!
Coconut has recently been a popular food. Now, it’s going to be even more popular! Because of the medium-chain triglycerides, your metabolism increases which aids the fat burning process. Now I think it’s safe to say that coconut can be beneficial to every part of your body.
Avocado, similar to how coconut helps you burn fat, can increase your metabolism and speeds up the conversion of fat into energy. Not only does it help take fat away, but it can also curve your appetite from wanting more fatty foods because of 11-17 grams of fiber it holds!
4. Green Leafy Vegetables
Green leafy vegetables are full of vitamins. Vitamins A and C help reduce stress hormones so your body doesn’t store them as belly fat. Spinach, kale, romaine are examples of some great leafy greens. You can mix spinach with almost anything!
Cinnamon is a spice that pairs great with desserts! But don’t worry, it is doing some good for you. Cinnamon can regulate blood glucose levels. That means that it can reduce your food cravings along with fat storage and fatigue.
Grapefruit prevents your body from storing fat because they lower levels of insulin in the body. It may be difficult to find meals that make sense with grapefruit, but a simple bowl of it with your breakfast would be the perfect touch!
Lentils are a great part of any meal for vegans, especially because of the ample amount of iron it contains. If you weren’t aware of this already, the iron can slow your metabolism down. Lentils are also high in fiber which will help you stay full and maintain your blood sugar levels. New to lentils? Check out this easy recipe!
8. Hot Peppers
These hot peppers don’t give our body’s a burning sensation for no reason! The burning that we feel when we eat them is from a compound known as capsaicin. Capsaicin helps the protein structures in our bodies break down fat. Bring on the hot pepper-eating contests!
We all know that flaxseeds are a great add in to any recipe. Besides the amazing health benefits that they have, they reduce fat storage. After you consume flaxseeds, oil double toxins that are stored in fat tissue, and take those toxins out of your body.
Tomatoes contain lycopene. Lycopene provides antioxidants, and therefore aids the oxidation process, which releases and gives us energy for our day. If this makes you want to fill up on tomatoes, go ahead, tomatoes calories are nothing!
Go nuts for peanuts! Nuts are a great source of protein and magnesium. Magnesium is an important factor in our sleep schedules, which also contributes to our digestive system. Other goods news is that almost every study always shows positive results about nuts with our diet. Studies have shown how nuts reduce heart disease, diabetes, and can control weight loss. Nuts are something that every vegan should always have in their pantry; more than one kind!
A little goes a long way. Often, the spices that we use are good for us in some way! Just like cinnamon, spices such as cayenne and turmeric can help us slim down. Spicy cayenne lowers blog glucose levels and takes away the risk of excess insulin which can store fat. Turmeric is a great source of beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps protect the liver. This contributes to weight loss because our liver is essential in the fat burning process.
Quinoa has definitely been a rising favorite for not only vegans, but everyone. Because quinoa can be one of the best substitutes for fattening foods such as potatoes, that automatically cuts out loads of calories. Quinoa is known for it’s density in nutrients. One benefit from this is that it promotes satiety which controls our calorie intake. Quinoa recipes are on the rise, so now is the time to find your favorite one. What about a kale and quinoa salad? Yum!
This may be one of the best foods on this list — most people already enjoy a banana every morning! Although bananas contain fructose, they contain fiber and a good starch. The starch that bananas have turns into fatty acids in the gut by good bacteria. This metabolizes our fats. It’s a good thing that bananas can be used a lot, especially the best meal of the day — dessert!
Now that you’ve read our list of fat burning foods, and are pleasantly surprised with it, what will you do differently with your diet? This list includes a great combination of foods that can easily be incorporated into any recipe. Also, changing your diet is much safer thank risking surgery malpractice. I hope that this information can make you feel better about eating and your new journey of weight loss. Happy eating!