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When it comes to losing weight and burning fat, not everything goes well. There are no miracle cures or shortcuts. Eating less, eating a healthy diet, and exercising is the only thing that will help you lose weight and take those extra kilos off.
Let's talk here about some food!
If you include them in your menus or in your dietary habits and if you avoid sedentary life, they can accelerate weight loss. Because they activate mechanisms in your body that generate more caloric expenditure. They are low in calories and do not increase fat accumulation. Let's start with the ones that, perhaps, are less known to burning fat. The spicy ones.
Chile, cayenne and other hot peppers
These foods contain a substance, capsaicin, that helps activate metabolism, raises body temperature and increases caloric expenditure. In the long run, it can help burn more fat and lose weight. This was seen by research published in the magazine Proteomics. The work pointed out that this substance can prevent the accumulation of fat since it stimulates proteins, which breaks it down. It also prevents others from working in lipid synthesis from diminishing its action.
Cinnamon and other spices
Adding spices to your dishes is a very smart choice to subtract calories and to increase thermogenesis, the process by which the body generates calories and metabolizes food. This is again due to capsaicin, which has also been shown to have beneficial properties, for example, it can protect against cancer.
Choose spices such as curries, mustard, garlic, cloves, pepper, or ginger. All of them will give a more exotic touch to your dishes, in addition to avoiding other sauces that contain sugars, fats, or creams. Over time, you will avoid gaining weight and lose weight.
Grapefruit is one of the best foods which help burn fat. It is ideal to detoxify especially if taken on an empty stomach or between meals. It is a diuretic and laxative. But in addition, it has toning and appetite-stimulating properties, making it suitable for people with difficulty gaining weight. In addition, it is rich in fiber and vitamin C, and calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium. It only contains 39 calories per 100 grams.
Celery contains hardly any calories (only 6 on each stalk) and energy is burned in the digestion process. Additionally, it is rich in fiber and requires more time to chew, which helps control appetite.
Therefore, celery is an excellent food to lose weight, purify the body, and also burn fat.
If possible, add it to your salads or eat them raw with light cheese. It is an excellent snack that also provides Potassium, phosphorous, and sodium, and vitamins A and C.
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It is one of the most effective fruits to activate intestinal transit and against constipation. When you feel bad after a very heavy meal, it helps digest and fights with it. Besides, pineapple is a good snack too and a good ally in a diet to lose weight and burn fat. On the other hand, bromelain, a substance found in this food, has other properties: it improves circulation and gastrointestinal disorders.
In addition to being an excellent snack and really healthy food to eat at any time of the day, the apple is digestive. It fights constipation thanks to pectin, a fiber that also contributes to burning fat.
Green tea can help you absorb body fat. It contains alkaloids, with stimulating actions on the nervous system. Some studies have shown that it increases caloric expenditure and fat oxidation. Apart from this, it reduces the abdominal perimeter, that is, the accumulated fats in the belly area, something very dangerous. Because it increases the risk of metabolic syndrome and heart disease.
A good homemade broth with vegetables and poultry meat is another good ally to combat excess fats, lose weight, and maintain good health. The defatted broths also satiate, so you will eat less. Avoid adding salt or additives.
Grains and legumes provide a lot of energy and also the body needs more heat to metabolize them. That is why it is said that they are very good foods to lose weight and speed up metabolism.
According to different studies, a diet rich in these foods can help combat abdominal fat, which predisposes to cardiovascular problems.
Also, we cannot forget other complex carbohydrates such as greens and vegetables, essential in a healthy diet.
Proteins from meat, eggs, or fish, in the context of a healthy diet, can also work as flattering foods to kill body fat. Of course, if you are going to eat meat that is lean, chicken or turkey, boneless and without the skin. As for fish, anyone will help you lose weight, as long as the rest of the diet is healthy.
This list of foods helps you burn fat and lose weight, but we cannot forget drinking water, a necessary nutrient for the body.
It contributes to speed up the body's natural purification, releasing toxins, and burning more fat.
You should drink six to eight glasses a day. You can choose to consume one with half a lemon squeezed on an empty stomach to detoxify in the first hour of the morning.
You can drink water in the infusion of horsetail, Oolong tea, Anise, and Pu-erh or red tea since they also contribute to losing fat.
In addition to being an excellent source of vitamin C, a natural antioxidant that helps you slow down the action of free radicals, lemon is also a good ally for burning fat, since it stimulates functions of organs such as the pancreas or the liver to increase accumulated fat.
You should know that warm lemon water taken on an empty stomach is not a degreaser. But it does hydrate and provides vitamins.