Stock the fridge with these fat-burning foods...
10th November, 20100 Comments
In one way or another, pretty much any food that is natural, highly nutritious and unprocessed could be deemed to be fat-burning! The reason for this is that natural wholefoods, collectively form a diet that contains optimal energy (calories) and an array of essential nutrients that feed, spin and rev a healthy metabolic rate. The metabolism is simply the process that metabolises (or burns) food to provide all the bodies cells with the energy they need.
Here are some of my top food recommendations to build a healthy and lean diet
Watercress, spinach and other leafy greens
Possibly some of the finest foods to include regularly in the diet, leafy greens, are very low in calories, yet vitamin, mineral, fibre and antioxidant-rich! Eating raw greens is highly alkalising to the body (helping to re-establish a healthy pH balance) and can contribute to a persons daily protein intake too.
Avocado is an excellent all-round food! It is a primary source of monounsaturated fat, vitamin E, as well as plant fibres called sterols. All these nutrients help the body to maintain healthy levels of blood fats (raising HDL, and lowering LDL cholesterol), and can contribute toward creating a meal, that is both filling, and satiating.
Hempseeds, flaxseeds and other raw seeds
Hemp and flax are excellent sources of protein, fibres and essential fats!
Salmon is a quality protein food, and protein fires up the metabolism like no other macronutrient. Salmon is also one of the richest food sources of the Omega-3 fats EPA and DHA. These, along with other essential fats can help toward burning body fat not storing it! If you don't like or wish to eat salmon (or other fish), try and include plenty of plant sources of ALA Omega-3, including hempseeds (see above), ground flaxseed, dark leafy greens, walnuts, and some sea vegetables.
Chilli and cayenne
Go easy if you're new to these culinary additions!
Another heat-generating spice to add to teas, stir-fries, salads and soups! Try fresh mint tea first thing in the morning, with a slice of lime and chopped ginger root.
Coconut is a very healthy food, containing protein and a helpful type of fat called MCTs or medium-chain triglycerides. If you like to use oil in stir-frying, coconut oil is a healthy, and tasty choice!
Eggs contain essential protein, and 2 nutrients called choline and lecithin.
Red and purple berries
They are full of nutrition, low in calories, yet high in water.
Apples are low in calories, yet high in fibre, and packed with vitamins.
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