Four Foods to Burn Fat
Four Foods to Burn Fat
Do certain foods burn fat? Currently there is no documentation that proves one way or the other in a controlled scientific study that any one particular food burns fat, when the calorie intake remains constant. In other words, in the study everything stays the same. Each person eats the same amount and kind of food, maintains the same exercise schedule, and the same environment, the only thing that changes is the addition of the “fat burning” food. You may be wondering why there aren’t any studies. The answer is simple, studies cost money. Big drug companies can’t patent foods, so there is no incentive to fund a study.
However, there are certain foods that are said to have a fat burning effect on the body.
Cayenne Pepper: As you may know, eating spicy foods make you break out in a sweat, but that’s not all it does. Cayenne Pepper triggers a thermodynamic burn that helps burn calories for hours after eating it. As contrary as it may sound, your body uses energy trying to cool off. The more you sweat, the more calories or energy your body uses. Adding cayenne pepper to your diet is easy. Sprinkle it on eggs in the morning, in your salad dressing, and on your entrée. Have spicy cuisines such as Mexican, Thai, or Chinese several times a week. You can even add a good dusting of cayenne pepper or hot sauce to your morning smoothie.
Citrus Fruits: The Vitamin C in Citrus Fruits is the magic ingredient that burns fat. It dilutes or liquefies fat to hasten its exit from the body. It might be beneficial to your weight loss program if you add some lemon juice to the water that you drink, consume orange juice regularly and try to have some grapefruit every morning. The grapefruit with every meal diet is one of the classic weight loss programs. As an added bonus vitamin C is an antioxidant and boosts your immune system.
Soybeans: Soybeans contain lecithin which aids the body in preventing the accumulation of fat cells. Soybeans are also high in protein and low in fat content. Swap out cow’s milk for soybean milk. Raw soybeans can be added to salads or cooked and served as a side dish. Emulsify in a blender and add to meatloaf and hamburgers.
Garlic: Garlic helps regulate blood sugar, and also has a thermogenic effect on the body. It lowers insulin levels and boosts metabolism in order to increase fat burning capabilities. If you can’t stand the taste or smell of garlic, consider taking a supplement.
Will these four foods that burn fat work for you? Add them to your diet for a week or two and find out.