As a health enthusiast, I am always interested in learning more about how to help other people make food choices that will help them attain optimum wellness. One of the ways to do so is by emphasizing the fact that certain foods contain fat-burning properties. Thus if you are interested in ridding your body of excess fat, you may want to check out the following three foods:
1. Whole Grains.
As many health experts know, the human body burns twice the calories breaking down whole grains than it does processed foods. This is especially the case for whole grains that are rich in fiber like brown rice and oatmeal. Other whole grain options that you might want to select to aid your weight loss program include barley, millet, wheat berries, and quinoa. To get in the habit of eating these food items, you can start packing them in the lunch sack you take to work.
2. Green Tea.
According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, consuming four cups of green tea each day can aid you in losing six pounds or more over an eight week period. The reason? EGCG, a compound in the tea which works by temporarily speeding your metabolism after you sip it. To make green tea a more integral aspect of your daily diet, try keeping a jug of it in your fridge. You can also replace your morning cup of coffee with tea or have a cup to alleviate stress while you’re at work.
Lentils are a plant from the legume family. They have biconvex, flattened seeds which can be used as food. In discussing lentils, some people use the term to refer to the seed itself. Lentils are a great food to consume if your goal is to burn unwanted fat. In discussing the fat-burning ability of lentils, RD Tammy Lakatos notes that one cup contains 35% of our daily iron needs. This is important because lacking important nutrients can slow down our metabolism given that deficiencies preclude our bodies from functioning efficiently.
Although many people are interesting in burning fat so that they can look good and feel great, they often lack the information necessary to make it happen. Yet by recognizing the role that food consumption can play in fat loss, you can be on the road to a thinner, slimmer you. If you’re serious about getting rid of excess fat, start implementing the foods listed above into your diet today. Good luck!
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