Foods That Boost Your Metabolism To Burn Fat and Lose Weight
is believed that certain foods and spices can help you boost your
metabolism which in turn makes you into a fat burning machine. Of
course exercise and proper diet is encouraged but if you can throw
a little punch into your efficiency to burn fat then why not utilize
some of nature's edibles and enhance your work toward those fat
burning goals. Of course many of these such as celery or grapefruit
have not been scientifically proven to increase metabolism yet are
still believed to help by natural practice. Apple cider vinegar
is a favorite for many purposes but one of them being fat burning.
Vitamin C is said to have a fat burning quality so by adding
citrus fruits to your diet you are benefiting yourself in many other
ways as well as the boost. Choices such as lemons, oranges, grapefruit
and limes are excellent on their own or added to your foods. There
are many recipes which utilize these items and the taste is a bonus.
Don't forget tomatoes which are also a fruit high in vitamin C.
Pectin is also a nutrient found in fruits such as apples and berries.
Like the lecithin discussed below, this nutrient will help against
fat absorption into the cells.
It is true that when bodybuilders are going through extreme leaning
stages they eliminate fruits from their diets to some extent but
many still eat fruits during the earlier stages of dieting and some
will still have grapefruit right up to contest time. Do not over
do the amounts you eat per day and you should be fine! 1 -2 pieces
of fruit per day is encouraged, filling the other 8-9 servings with
vegetables for a total of 8-10 servings of fruits and veggies per
day as per suggested by the government guidelines.
Soybeans and soy in general have been controversial
in the media but soybeans are a source of lecithin which many people
go out and buy in capsules at your local vitamin or health food
store yet by eating soybeans you get some of this nutrient naturally.
Lecithin is believed to help in the break down of fats in your system
and block the cells from fat deposits.
Garlic is a blood thinner but also seems to have the ability
to break down fat. Most people can take it or leave it but by adding
garlic to your diet, even in amounts you cannot detect, will help
you in your fat burning goals and get a number of other benefits.
Garlic is also a diuretic.
Essential Fatty Acids are fats which ironically aid in fat
burning and weight control. Products such as Omega oils (Udos),
flax meal and flax seed oil, most nuts and seeds actually contain
this (hemp, pumpkin, sunflower, primrose, olive, borage, pistachio,
avocados and almonds) and are essential when you are trying to burn
fat because the elimination of fat completely is unhealthy. You
replace the bad fats with good ones!
Natural diuretics can also help if you are the type to hold
high amounts of water causing bloat. Dandelion is one plant which
can be taken by capsule but many ethnic groups such as Europeans
and Asians will eat the leaves of this plant steamed, boiled or
with other foods which is very healthy. Green Tea is another wonder
herb which is much more than tea and does many other things but
additionally it helps boost the metabolism and is said to increase
Kelp can be taken by capsule or consumed in its real form. Japanese
use this in their foods and soups but in dry, cold and shredded
form. Kelp is excellent in aiding in water loss.
Onions, pearl onions, shallots and leaks are a related food which
are great natural diuretics and help make your food tastier. Cabbage,
brussel sprouts asparagus, carrots, celery, beets, cucumber, radishes
and lettuce are also said to aid in fat elimination by the minerals
they individually carry which vary between them (magnesium, iodine,
sulphur, asparagine, carotene, calcium, and iron).
Peppers such as chilies, Cheyenne, and horseradish are also
said to help aid in metabolism boost. All these items listed in
this article have cleansing effects making them all ideal additions
to your daily menu.