These foods can boost your metabolism naturally! Won’t it be cool if the supermarkets have a dedicated aisle for these ‘metabolism’ foods? Wouldn’t that be even more perfect if only the yummylicious fat burning foods are featured in this list. Start developing good eating habits for weight loss especially with these delicious fat burning foods.
These foods have high thermogenic effects as it needs more effort to work on digestion. This indirectly elevates metabolism level therefore higher calories burned. It generally contains high fibre content, which makes you feel fuller longer, thus you won’t over-eat.
By having these foods in the right portions and at the right times of the day, you’ll be helping yourself in your own weight-loss, muscle-gain ventures.
These fruits are no only high in thermogenic effect, they are also superfoods and full of antioxidants. Fresh or frozen are fine, as long as not canned or dried laden in sugar and preservatives. Blend it up…smoothies anyone?
Eat your greens! These are the optimum veggies to load on. It also contains high anti-oxidants. Fresh or frozen are fine. Mix up a bowl of salad and sprinkle on the nuts.. yum
- Brussel sprouts
- Tomatoes (technically it should be labelled as ‘fruits’)
3 Go Nuts
Just one palmful gives you high content of fiber, vitamin E, good monounsaturated fat and protein. So stock your pantry with almonds, walnuts and these other best nuts for weight loss. Nut butters are fantastic too. It is easily to overeat on nuts, so do limit yourself to just a handful nuts or a heaped tablespoon full of nut butters. Let’s go nuts over nuts!
4 Whey Protein
Unlike other sources of proteins found in meats/ poultry, whey protein is the best form of high quality protein. The foundation in producing amino acids for building muscle tissue. Developed muscles are needed to aid in fat loss. There are so many variety of protein powders, supplements and snacks for your to try out.
Salmon has low contents in saturated fat, but high in protein, magnesium, niacin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and omega-3. Fish like salmon has an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids than other fish. Omega-3 fats are especially beneficial for cardiovascular health and has high anti-inflammatory properties.
6 Lean Proteins
Turkey, chicken and fish are low in fat. Skin off please. Besides protein shakes, you can also snack on protein foods. No kidding! Plenty of flavourful and wholesome jerkies that makes a great protein snack too. They are high in protein and keeps your hunger at bay as it takes time to digest.
Stock up on regular slow-cooking rolled oatmeals. Oats are a great source fiber and phytochemicals with cancer-fighting properties. Oats are not only yummylicious but high in protein, vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium.
Rock on the oatmeals with a bowl of plain greek yogurt, blueberries and almonds. But it is a no-go on the instant oatmeals though.
8 Spice Up your Life
Fiery hot sauce, cayenne, chilies, peppers can rev up the metabolism. Spice up your dishes
9 Coconut oil
Stock up with pure coconut oil in your pantry.
Coconut oil promotes thermogenesis with medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) hold back the accumulation of fat in the body and improves digestion. Coconut oil has other health benefits including skin care and hair care. Use coconut oil when stir-frying your veggies..it adds that extra omphs of fragrance and flavor too!
10 Medicinal plants
Zingiberaceae family plants includes Ginger, Tumeric, Cardomon and Galangal.
They have anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, glucose-sensitizing, and stimulatory effects. Often use in traditional remedies in aiding digestion, nausea, common cold and soothes gastrointestinal tract.
Helps regulate blood sugar levels. Sprinkle on some unsweetened cinnamon powder in your cuppa joe.
Almost 70% of our body weight is “water weight”. Stay hydrated for optimum bodily functions with at least 8 glasses of water daily. Water is also needed to aid proper digestion, to remove waste and toxins from our body, maintain glowing hair, complexion and strong nails.
13 Green Tea
Green tea is rich in caffeine, catechin polyphenols, antioxidant characteristics. Green tea can be purchased as a leaf, in a bag or as an extract (known as macha). If you are sensitive to caffeine, look out for decaffeinated green tea.
Instilling good eating habits is crucial for your weight loss goals. It is easy to include all these fat busting foods in your daily diet. Consistency and portion-size control is key. Reset your metabolism naturally. Heat it..burn the fats.