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Foods That Burn Fat

As part of a weight management program, foods that burn fat in conjunction with appropriate dietary changes, exercise and increased physical activity, are an excellent way to help you burn extra calories for fastest weight loss.

It's important to note at the outset that there are no miracle foods or exercises that will melt away your excess weight at once. Any one telling you so is lying to you.

With that in mind, let's have a look at how these foods work and how to take advantage of, and lose fat with them.

Fat burning foods. Foods that boost your metabolism, burn fat fast, help you lose weight and boost your overall health.

How Do Foods That Burn Fat Work?

There are several ways that these foods help you to burn fat fast (or even lower your consumption of calories). Let's have a look at some:

  • By generating heat (thermogenesis) they act as a metabolism booster: When your body temperature rises, your metabolic rate also goes up and more calories are burnt. Cayenne and jalapeno peppers are especially good at this.
  • By possessing chemical properties that compel your body to burn fat fast by burning calories at a faster rate. Some examples include catechins in green tea, vitamin C in lemons and other citrus fruits, and capsaicinoids in chilies.
  • Protein rich foods require more energy (calories) from the body to be digested. The same proteins are used to build muscles that burn even more calories.
  • Foods rich in fiber are not only excellent for digestion, they reduce the amount of calories you absorb by speeding up the movement of food in your digestive tract, They're also very filling and satisfying. Examples include brown rice, berries, whole grain bread and oats.

All in all, Foods that burn fat promote weight loss as they compel your body to burn more calories than it would have ordinarily burnt.

11 Top Foods That Burn Fat

Here are some foods that burn calories fast - when used as part of a weight management program. They are readily available, easy to introduce into your diet, delicious, versatile, easy to prepare and beneficial to your health in so many ways.:

  • Chilli Peppers: They contain a group of chemicals called capsaicinoids with bioactive properties which give your body a natural thermogenic boost that increases your metabolic rate.
  • Salmon: A nutrient dense lean protein that is low in calories. It's bursting with omega-3 fatty acids that help in keeping your body fueled and healthy. Replacing fatty red meats with salmon may help in lowering your calorie intake. The protein and fat content make for a very satisfying and filling fare.
  • Green Tea: Green tea contains catechins that compel your body to burn calories at a faster rate. Making it your drink of choice to quench thirst and help in achieving your required daily intake of fluids will help you burn those calories all day long. Aim for at least three 0.25 liter ( 8-ounce) cups a day.
  • Berries: Nutrient dense, especially with antioxidants. They are low in calories, high in fiber, are filling and keep you satisfied. Make them part of your meals and take them as snacks through out the day if possible.
  • Whole grain bread: The high fiber, nutritional content and low glycemic index (GI) make it excellent for a nutritious satisfying breakfast and as a side dish during other meals. 
  • Skin less Chicken: This lean meat, without the fatty skin, is high in protein, very filling, tasty, versatile and can be utilized in a wide range of dishes. 
  • Garlic and Onions: These can be easily included in most meals. They contain oils and minerals that assist in breaking down fat and increasing your metabolic rate.
  • Broccoli:Rich in fiber, low in calories, zero in fat plus many other health benefits. It's satisfying, filling and can be a great part of any meal.
  • Oranges: High in vitamin C which promotes the production of carnitine in your body that burns/breaks down fatty acids. It's also rich in fiber, filing and a great accompaniment to all meals, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • Yoghurt (Preferably Low-Fat): Contains beneficial "friendly" bacteria (probiotics) that preliminary research suggests may help reduce the amount of fat your body absorbs. It's rich in protein, great to include as a part of your breakfast,  as a dessert after lunch or as a tasty drink to be enjoyed any time of the day.
  • Brown Rice: Packed with fiber, tastes great and is very filling. Goes very well with lean meats and veggies

Eating a large variety of these foods will help you to avoid becoming bored. Instead you will enjoy your diet, find it easy to maintain and have fewer cravings of the bad foods.

Additional Health Benefits

By facilitating weight loss, foods that burn fat not only leave you with that lean physique that you've always wanted, they also:

  • Reduce your blood pressure: Every 1 kilogram  (2.2 pounds) of fat you drop equals a 1.05mm Hg reduction in systolic blood pressure.
  • Boost your testosterone levels: According to the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. A five-point increase in your Body Mass Index (BMI) equals the same drop in your testosterone as 10 years of aging - with the consequent loss of muscle and libido.
  • Protect your joints future: According to research produced by the US Department of Health and Human Services, your risk of developing arthritis is increased by 9 to 13% for every 2 pounds increase in your body weight,
  • Prevents you from developing diabetes: Once again, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, gaining approximately 5 to 8 kilograms (11 to 18 pounds) doubles your chances of developing diabetes. A high ratio of fat to muscle cells in your body makes your insulin response less efficient.
  • Reduces your risk of developing cancer: According to Cancer Research UK, every five-point increase in your body mass index (BMI) increases  your chances of developing renal cancer by 24% and your risk of stomach cancer by 50%.

So, there you have it. Now you can acualy eat to lose weight. Load up on the above mentioned healthy foods that burn fat. That lean physique that you've always wanted is up for grabs and waiting for you to play your part (to posses it).

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