There are some foods that help to melt your body fat and are known as ‘Fat fighting foods’. Of course, while exercise and a variety of wholesome foods are the secret to long-term weight control, there are foods that help you burn calories and quash hunger pangs. This article discusses food items that helps stop overeating and stay healthy.
List of Fat Fighting Foods
Apples: Eating several apples a day is good for health. Hard fruits like apple take time to chew and fill one up. (One small glass of juice, however, contains the calories of about two apples).
Grapefruit: It is a powerful fat fighting food due to its fiber content. Without added sugar, a grapefruit has fewer calories than an orange of the same weight. In addition, the phytochemicals and soluble fiber in citrus fruits lower cholesterol.
Strawberries: While all fruits contain vitamins, some have higher nutritional value than others. Strawberries, peaches, plums and grapes come with cancer fighting carotenoids and appetite suppressing fiber. One must aim for five or 10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
Spinach: Foods such as raw spinach contain bulk; so the space they fill in your stomach partly because of their high water content leaves less room for pastries and ice-cream. They are also crammed with iron, foliate, calcium and vitamins A, B, C, and E.
Celery: You burn more calories chewing and digesting celery that it actually contain. Celery has vitamins E and C. It is a diet food but it should be on everyone’s plate. Vegetables high in phytochemicals (celery, broccoli) can help prevent cancer.
Low fat milk: Calcium rich foods seem to boost metabolism. Researchers have found that women and girls who consume dairy products regularly have lower weight and less body fat than those who don’t.
Black beans: Protein packed legumes such as black beans, chickpeas and lentils are not just low in fat and rich in soluble fiber, they digest slowly and keep blood sugar levels steady. You don’t feel like refueling for a while. Regularly eating black or navy beans may lower your risk of colon cancer.
Chillies: Capsaicin, the compound that is found in chilies, does boost your metabolism slightly, increasing the energy your body burns during digestion. But you should not make your food so hot that you will want to wash it down with a basketful of bread. Eating capsaicin may curb your appetite for three hours.
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