Just because you want to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to do all the work by eating less and exercising more. Did you know there is food out there that actual burns fat for you? Well, there is. Pay close attention, because these are just a few of the foods you should be adding to your diet.
I bet that when you were a little kid and your mother kept encouraging you to drink your milk that you didn’t realize it had the power to help you burn fat. As it turns out, milk is actually a wonderful carbohydrate that helps boost your metabolism and lowers blood sugar levels. And, as studies have pointed out, lower the levels actually decreases your body’s desire to hang on to excess fat.
In case you didn’t know it already, oats are an excellent source of fiber which is beneficial in boosting your metabolism. Like milk, oats keep your blood sugar levels in check and reduce the spikes that can lead to food cravings. Eat oats at breakfast and you’ll be burning fat all day!
Because coffee contains lots of caffeine, it speeds up your heart rate, thus helping your body burn more calories. Of course added sugars and fatty-milks can counteract any fat-burning abilities that coffee supplies its drinker, so try cutting out the sweets and switching to skim milk instead.
Not only are eggs an excellent source of protein, but they are also a great source of B-12, a vitamin that helps your body transfer and process fats. Most of the fat burning qualities of the egg are in the egg whites, so you can watch your cholesterol and lose weight by eliminating the yolks.
If you’ve heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” then this is likely the reason why it holds some truth. Because apples contain large amounts of pectin, a type of fiber, they are an excellent way to keep your metabolism up. Munching on apples slices throughout the day will also help you cut other unhealthy food cravings too.
Peanut Butter contains large amounts of protein, fiber and healthy fats that make it good for a hale and hearty snack or meal. Because it also contains niacin, which aids digestion, peanut butter also serves as a fat burning food as well. But you have to be careful when choosing the right kind of peanut butter. All natural is best because it doesn’t contain added sugar or unhealthy fats.
Green Tea has a chemical, ECGC, that acts a lot like caffeine in that it speeds up your body’s nervous system and helps you burn more calories. But what’s great about green tea is that it speeds things up without the ugly side effects of a racing heart. So next time you need a boost and want to burn more calories, grab a cup of green tea and avoid the coffee bar.