Top 10 Foods That Burn Fat
Lady Thrills put together this list, stressing that "you can't just eat this and lounge. Getting in shape means eating well over all and exercising."
1 - CAYENNE PEPPER
There's a reason you sweat when you eat spicy foods. Cayenne pepper, one of the best fat-burning spices, burns calories by triggering a thermodynamic burn that lasts hours after eating. Gisele and Beyonce have claimed to use it to keep their bodies in shape.
2 - CINNAMON
As little as 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon added to food helps your body to metabolize sugar 20 times faster and lower your body’s blood-sugar levels.
3 - GINGER
Ginger is a vasodilator, meaning it expands the blood vessels and increases body heat and metabolism by 20%. Ground, pickled, candied or fresh, it works in all formats to burn fat. Ginger's vasodilation properties also means that it detoxifies your body as it stimulates circulation.
4 - CITRUS FRUITS
In citrus fruits, it's the vitamin C that is the fat-burning component because it reduces fat’s effectiveness and can liquefy or dilute it so that it exits the body. Add some lemon to your water, drink orange juice, and eat grapefruit in the morning.
5 - APPLES AND BERRIES
Apples (along with berries) are a fantastic source of pectin, which limits the amount of fat your cells absorb because of its water-binding properties.
6 - SOYBEANS
Soybeans contain lecithin, which helps your body to keep your cells from accumulating fat. If you don't have the time to steam them frozen, just snack on dried or roasted ones.
7 - BANANAS
Bananas have approximately 450 mg of potassium, a naturally occurring chemical that boosts metabolism and regulates the body’s water balance.
8 - ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS
Salmon, along with tuna, herring, and mackerel, are all excellent sources of essential fatty acids, or EFAs. Consuming fish regularly lowers levels of a protein hormone called leptin, which has been linked to a slower metabolism and obesity. Eat EFAs in the form of fish three to five times a week.
9 - GARLIC
Garlic is a natural antibiotic, a blood sugar regulator, and also works like a thermogenic in the body. It boosts metabolism and keeps insulin levels low to maximize fat burning. Fresh garlic can be found at a farmers' market, but pickled garlic from a supermarket will work as well.
10 - DAIRY PRODUCTS
Calcium and protein in low-fat dairy products promote weight loss and help to maintain muscle mass.