Many nutritionists believe that the type of food you consume plays an important role in burning fat. Hence, I insist that my patients do not skip any of the three main meals during the day, and maintain portion control on the type of foods they eat. In this article, I will tell you what are the best foods that help in burning fat and keeping a flat belly, now that summer vacation is almost here.
Caffeine: Studies have shown that caffeine releases fatty acids so that they burn faster. Drink caffeine in the form of coffee and tea. Chocolate, specifically dark chocolate, also contains caffeine and is rich in antioxidants which boosts your metabolism and burns fatter. However, people with high blood pressure should limit their caffeine consumption.
Raw Nuts and almonds: They slim your tummy by keeping it full. When eating good sources of fat like omega 3 and Vitamin E fatty acids, you remove the bad body fat especially around your waist. So ten almonds a day satisfies your hunger cravings and does not give you excess calories.
However, you should skip salted nuts as too much sodium raises your blood pressure and retains water in your body.
Berries: Berries like raspberries and strawberries contain a lot of filling fiber in a small portion. Fiber is easily digested and prevents constipation. Berries also contain special kind of antioxidants that keeps your belly flat.
Avocado: In addition to containing a lot of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados are a source of filling fiber (11 to 17 grams per avocado). They also contain high amount of Vitamin E, which also helps in slimming your waist. As 1/4 avocado has 45 calories, you should include them in your diet.
Cinnamon: It is a kind of spice but it doesn’t add calories, while helping you burn fat. According to a recent study of diabetics, cinnamon metabolizes blood sugar levels, so adding two teaspoons of cinnamon a day to your food or even drinking a cinnamon drink, was found to reduce blood sugar levels and cholesterol by 20 percent. You can get your favorite dose of cinnamon by flavoring your coffee with it.
Oats: Oats not only can make you feel full, but are easily digestible, and extremely high in fiber, so you feel full for a longer time. Oatmeal is your best option for a healthy fulfilling breakfast.
And of course, drink plenty of water as it flushes all the toxicity out of your body. Decrease your salt and sodium consumption as salt causes water retention and can be the cause of developing cellulite.
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