Fat Burning Food- Part 25


Cinnamon 

 

cinnamon

Cinnamon helps get glucose into the cells faster so levels of your fat-storage hormone, insulin, are decreased.

Garlic

 

garlic

Garlic is a powerful antioxidant, working to decrease your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that causes your body to store calories as belly fat.

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Fat Burning Food- Part 24


Oysters

 

oyster

Oysters are the best dietary source of zinc, a mineral that can decrease the appetite. Plus, they are extremely low in terms of calories. Zinc as a mineral has a lot of importance in our metabolic functions. This can be discussed on a later date.

Fat Burning Food- Part 23


Chia seeds

 

chia seeds

Chia seeds contain omega-3 fats, fibre and protein and can help speed up your metabolism as well as triggering the production of glucagon, one of the body’s fat-burning hormones.

Fat Burning Food- Part 22


Avocados

 

avocado

Perhaps surprisingly, avocados are your fat-burning ally. The monounsaturated fat in avocados boosts metabolism by protecting energy-producing cells from free radical damage. Avocados also help reduce systemic inflammation and prevent blood sugar spikes, which can cause your body to store excess calories as fat.

Fat Burning Food- Part 21


Brussels sprouts

 

brussel sprouts

Vegetables including brussels sprouts, broccoli, broccoli sprouts, cauliflower, kale, savoy cabbage and red cabbage contain phytonutrient sulforaphane, a compound that stimulates fat-burning enzymes

Fat Burning Food- Part 20


Chillies and hot peppers

 

chillies

Chilli peppers contain capsaicin, a compound that heats up your body, burning calories in the process. Chillies contain capsaicin whether fresh, dried, cooked or raw, so get cooking that super-hot curry!

Fat Burning Food- Part 19


Lentils

 

lentils

Lentils are packed with iron, an essential nutrient which many of us are lacking in. Your metabolism slows down when you’re lacking in a nutrient, leading to weight gain, so filling up on lentils will combat this.