Foods To Boost Your Metabolism - Burn Fat & Lose Weight

foods help boost metabolismIt 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 pc 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 energy.

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.

By Linda Cusmano

 

 

 

 



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