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13 Top Fat-Burning Foods and Top 5 Natural Metabolism Boosters


13 Top Fat-Burning Foods and Top 5 Natural Metabolism BoostersDid you know there are foods which can help you burn fat and lose weight?

The key is to eat foods which take more calories to digest than they contain.

This way, more of the food’s calories are utilized during digestion and you don’t have to “work off” all of those extra calories.

13 Top Fat-Burning Foods

1. Low-Fat dairy products

Foods such as low-fat yogurt (without added sugar), reduced or low-fat cheese, and skim milk are known to help you burn fat. Research has shown those who eat low-fat dairy products not only tend to lose weight, but they also tend not to gain weight over time.

2. Eggs

Eggs are high protein, and high-protein foods require a lot of energy (calories) to digest. Eggs also contain crucial vitamins such as B12 and Vitamin E which can aid weight loss.

3. Turkey

Did you know that turkey is being hailed as a superfood these days? Whether you agree with that or not, turkey is a healthy, high-protein, low-fat food that takes significant energy to digest. However, remember that you need to eat lean, natural turkey and not processed deli turkey or turkey that has been injected with saline or broth.

4. Salmon

Salmon has earned a reputation as a heart-healthy food, and for good reason. Salmon is also very high in protein and healthy fats which makes it a food that takes a lot of energy to digest.

5. Beans

Most beans are considered healthy, but research has shown that white, lima, kidney and navy beans are the most effective for fat burning. High in fiber, vitamins and protein, beans are another food that uses energy. You can make them into healthy dips like hummus, or mash them with powdered taco seasoning and use them with nachos.

Of course, you can also eat them cooked over a bed of brown rice, adding even more protein and fiber.

6. Oatmeal

If you sweeten your oatmeal with a little raw honey or stevia and fruit, it becomes a low-calorie, fat-burning breakfast. Oatmeal has a lot of fiber and takes a lot calories to digest. It is also heart healthy and keeps you feeling fuller, longer.

7. Whole grains

Without limiting ourselves to bread, whole grains can be a great way to boost your metabolism and add important fiber. Cooked whole grains can be used in many tasty recipes such as millet, brown rice, and quinoa. They can also be cooked into stews and casseroles. Whole grains are complex carbohydrates, so don’t let the low-carb craze prevent you from eating them.

8. Citrus Fruits

13 Top Fat-Burning Foods and Top 5 Natural Metabolism BoostersCitrus fruit can up the metabolism while supplying a hefty dose of vitamin C, a vitamin used in the process of fat burning.

Citrus fruits are ranked among the best fat-burning foods you can eat. Oranges, grapefruit, apples and even tomatoes share these fat-burning qualities.

9. Apples

An apple a day keeps the fat away. Apples contain  pectin which restricts cells from absorbing fat and also helps increase water absorption from food. An added benefit is this also helps the body expel fat deposits. The antioxidants found in apples may also help reduce belly fat from metabolic syndrome. And if that weren’t enough, apples apples also have a high level of soluble fiber that helps control hunger.

10. Berries

Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries – just pick some! Fruits as a whole are chock full of vitamins and minerals. They are low calorie and high in water content compared to refined foods. Excellent sources of fiber, berries boost your metabolism, while helping to break  down food and fats. Did you know a handful of berries will keep you feeling fuller longer and help eliminate the craving for sugary, empty calories?

11. Vegetables

Most vegetables (except for potatoes, yams and sweet potatoes) contain few calories, but are terrific sources of essential vitamins and minerals that improve metabolism. Vegetables including spinach, broccoli, cabbage, carrots and artichokes contain zero fat and low carbohydrate levels. As a matter of fact, they actually assist in burning fat because your body burns more calories to digest vegetables than they contain.

Extra calories your body needs to break down food are taken from the body’s fat reserves. As an example, one serving of Brussels sprouts contains 50 calories, but the body uses 75 calories to digest it.

12. Almonds & Walnuts

13 Top Fat-Burning Foods and Top 5 Natural Metabolism BoostersWalnuts and almonds are great sources of the healthy fats needed to keep your body’s cell structure functioning smoothly. Only one ounce of almonds contains 12% of the recommended daily allowance of protein as well as healthy amounts of calcium and folic acid.

In addition, the form of vitamin E found in walnuts is especially beneficial.

13. Pine Nuts

According to science, pine nuts are full of healthy fatty acids. These fatty acids can help eliminate fat accumulation in the abdominal area.

Top 5 Natural Metabolism Boosters

Eating the right foods will jump start your metabolism and kick it into high gear as well as help you burn fat. Combine fat-burning foods with these metabolism boosters to help push your metabolism into overdrive.

1. Mustard

Tiny mustard seeds are chock full of nutrition including: the amino acid tryptophan, omega 3 fatty acids, selenium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, calcium, iron, niacin and zinc. Mustard seeds even have protein and fiber. The spicy Asian and Mexican varieties of mustard seeds temporarily rev up the metabolism similar to ephedrine or caffeine, but in a safe, natural way.

2. Onions

Onions are aromatic, full of flavor and low in calories. But did you know that onions can also aid in weight loss? Onions are a good source of a nutrient called chromium. Chromium is known to improve insulin levels and help maintain stable blood sugar. This means that onions help stop blood sugar crashes and the resulting cases of the munchies.

3. Coconut Oil

Coconuts is known to boost the body’s energy. Coconut oil is full of medium chain fatty acids used as an immediate supply of fuel, unlike butter or margarines. Utilize coconut oil in your cooking to help speed up metabolism, improve the function of your thyroid, and increase fat burning.

4. Hot Peppers

13 Top Fat-Burning Foods and Top 5 Natural Metabolism BoostersThe properties that give hot peppers their spice also safely speed up the heart rate. There are many people who are able to burn up to 1,000 more calories each day just from eating peppers. Spicy foods like chilies and peppers trigger your body to burn fat.

5. Green Tea

Green tea has been shown to significantly reduce total fat in the waist and skin. Green tea contains catechins which are proven to raise your resting metabolic rate. This results in you burning fat longer.

Because green tea is high in antioxidants which make it a natural stimulant, it is a perfect substitute for coffee.

Achieving and Maintaining Healthy Weight

By incorporating healthy eating habits and exercise into your life, you will improve not only your weight, but also your overall physical and mental health.

Being overweight can cause numerous health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis and respiratory disease to name but a few.

The body requires long-term harmony and support and in order to lose weight successfully, there are a few weight loss tips and simple steps that need to be incorporated into your lifestyle.

Take advantage of the research we here at NHH have done and take just a few minutes right now to learn more fantastic weight loss tips and strategies. And, by the way, they’re free tips, of course!

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