Step Fifteen: Natural Fat Burning Foods
Natural Fat Burning Foods
There are a million weight loss supplements in the world – they are all over the television and the internet. But why put unnatural or harmful supplements to your food when you could add natural fat burning foods into your diet. This a nice, natural alternative to supplements built on a shaky metabolic logic. The best way to see a major change in metabolism is to make a change to the foods you consume – not only will they provide a boost to metabolism they also provide the necessary fuel to keep the body operating at maximum levels and keep you going in your hunt for 6 pack abs.
Even with these “super foods” a sedentary lifestyle will harm the body’s ability to metabolize foods. Regardless of that small factor it is still a great way to ramp up metabolism by eating several natural fat burning foods. These foods do not require a major expense or a drastic diet changes – unless you are eating incredibly badly. It is important to be educated about the different foods and how they react to your metabolism and this will allow you to make informed choices about your diet.
The most common foods that are fat burning are the ones from the citrus family. Oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits are perfect dietary supplements and they are valuable to the metabolism because of their ability to burn fat. These citrus foods contain vitamin C which burns fat by oxidizing it. Eating a piece of citrus fruit before exercising will help facilitate the fat burning mechanisms in the body.
Apples are good metabolizers because the pectin within the peel of the apple has the ability to reduce the fat cells in the body by limiting the fat absorbed and releases fat deposits because of its water binding property.
Fruits are not the only natural fat burning foods – many vegetables are as well. Garlic oil is good for reducing fat deposits and has natural anti-biotic properties as well. Asparagus is another one of these vegetables because it helps to reduce levels of fat and stimulate the circulatory system. Beets are a diuretic that has a great ability to flush unneeded water and weight from the body. They also contain a stimulant in a form of chlorine which assists in the flushing process. Cabbage contains sulfur and iodine and cleanses the body of fat mostly in the intestines and stomach area. Lettuce, which is known to mostly be water, is also loaded with minerals that will assist with immunity and in turn increase metabolism. Tomatoes have natural acids and vitamin C, which again oxidizes fat.
Many of these vegetables and fruits will metabolize and burn fat when consumed. These are great additions to a low fat or low calorie diet as you will get twice the benefits. Add in some exercise and the body turns into a fat burning machine. So next time you decide to “go out” or “dine in” think about eating a salad with these vegetables – it may help you to metabolize and burn the fat that you want while also loading your body up with minerals and vitamins.