Although the scientific community will not endorse the claims for fat burning foods, they do recognize them as healthy foods that may help weight loss.
What is known and accepted is that foods which have a high fiber content do keep a person feeling full for a longer period of time. They also make the body work harder to digest them.
Fresh vegetables and fruits, high quality meats and some dairy are foods that help weight loss. The following is a fat burning foods list and an explanation of how they are said to work.
Fat Burning Foods For Weight Loss
Citrus fruits such as grapefruit, oranges, and tangerines are rich in the vitamin C that is important for fat metabolism. While grapefruit may not meet the hype of fat burning food, it can help a person feel full with fewer calories. Read, “The Satiety Index for Controlling Hunger.”
Fruit is generally a good food for weight loss because it is high in water content and soluble fiber that takes longer to digest. It can improve metabolism and reduce bad cholesterol.
Most vegetables are low in calories and contain minerals and vitamins that are said to improve metabolism. Broccoli, spinach, peas, cabbage, and carrots are all good examples. Vegetables are also fat free.
Hot peppers contain the compound capsaicin, which curbs the appetite and speeds up metabolism a bit. Their impact on weight loss is low level, although people normally eat less if food is spicy.
Raw vegetables make for a good snack. They are low in calories, and their water content helps you to feel full. Half a cup of diced celery contains only eight calories.
Chicken generally does not have a high fat content or a great deal of carbohydrates. It is a good source of protein, which requires more energy to be stored as fats. Protein also keeps a person full for a longer period and burns more calories when being digested. Read, “Eating Foods that Burn More Calories.”
Having eggs for breakfast will satisfy your appetite longer than a bagel or some other carb. One egg has 7 grams of protein and only 75 calories. If cholesterol is a problem for you, make some conversation with your physician regarding eggs in your diet.
Fish is one of the best sources of protein and is usually low in fat. Those types of fish that do contain fat have a healthy type of fat. Omega 3 fatty acids are in salmon and herring and are believed to protect against heart disease.
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