5 Weight Loss Super Foods That Burn Fat
increasingly popular so-called weight loss super foods are taking
the nutrition world by storm and for good reasons as they are
nutritional powerhouses. Good nutrition plays an indispensable
role in weight loss and I deeply believe adopting a healthy
nutrition lifestyle is key for long term weight loss results
guaranteed. Here are top 5 weight loss super foods that burn
people on a weight loss diet avoid carbohydrates like the plague
thinking they are responsible for weight gain. The truth is
carbohydrates themselves are not the culprit but rather the
amount you eat. As with any food, if you eat too much at one
go, your calorie intake naturally increases and too many calories
in one sitting should be avoided as this makes you more prone
for fat storage. There are two types of carbohydrates ie simple
carbs and complex carbs. Simple carbs are digested quicker and
they provide energy for a short period of time followed by a
crash later on. The reason is simple carbs are not filling and
this is why people tend to overeat them. The solution is complex
carbs. Complex carbs are slow-digestible, more satiating and
filling and can provide energy for hours. They are also packed
with more nutrients and one great example is quinoa.
is not a common food around the world, heck many people have
never heard about it but it's definitely a food you should eat.
Contrary to popular belief, quinoa is not a grain but rather
a seed which is native to the herbaceous flowering plants family
known as Chenopodium and it contains a fiber-rich bran and vitamin-rich
germ. It's a low glycemic carb, this is why it keeps you energetic,
it's also low in calories, high in protein, high in fiber and
magnesium, all the goodies that are needed for burning fat.
In 185 grams of cooked quinoa, you get 223 calories, 8 grams
of protein, 39 grams of complex carbs, 5 grams of dietary fiber
and 118 mg of magnesium. Also, quinoa doesn't contain gluten
and people who are gluten sensitive or have a celiac disease
can eat quinoa without problem. When cooked, quinoa is fluffy,
creamy and slightly nutty and crunchy. Quinoa Tabbouleh and
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad are some of the most popular quinoa
known as borecole, kale is a cruciferous vegetable close to
the wild cabbage family and it has crisp leaves either green
or purple and firm stems. Kale is a storehouse of nutrients
and one of the few vegetables which contain a high amount of
vitamin C and protein. In 1 cup, chopped(67 grams) of kale,
you get a whopping 80.4 mg of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant
which is vital for a healthy immune system and also hosts a
lot of other benefits like keeping you energetic, enhancing
metabolism and fat burning. In addition, kale also contains
a healthy dose of vitamin A, K, B-6, beta carotene, iron and
calcium. Kale can be eaten raw as a snack, used in salads, steamed,
sauteed, roasted and stir-fried.
Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
and doctors recommend you to eat fish once or twice every week
and they are right. Eating fish is great but eating oily or
fatty fishes is even better. You may find it weird that eating
fats are good for health but it's actually true. Our bodies
need fats to function properly although not any kind of fats
will do. We basically need healthy fats and oily fishes are
simply fishes which contain those healthy omega-3 essential
fatty acids like eicosapentaenoic acid(EPA) and docosahexaenoic
acid(DHA). EPA and DHA are polyunsaturated fatty acids(PUFAs)
and these are not only beneficial for general health but for
anyone trying to lose weight. These omega-3 fats can actually
trigger the fat burning hormone Leptin which is a protein hormone
that controls metabolism and weight loss. It actually regulates
body weight, energy intake, energy expenditure, appetite, cravings
and more. To resume, a regular intake of omega-3 fats can actually
kick your fat burning furnace into high gear and lower your
triglycerides which are your overall body fat percentage.
Alaskan Sockeye Salmon is a favorite on the list of oily fishes
and it's definitely the best of the best. As compared to farm-raised
salmon, this salmon lives in the Alaskan wilderness and eats
natural foods resulting in a more healthy, delicious and omega-3
enriched red flesh. This fish is truly a nutrition powerhouse.
A half fillet of Alaskan Sockeye Salmon(198 grams raw) yields
3.77 grams of polyunsaturated fats, 8.26 grams of monounsaturated
fats, 42.7 grams of protein, vitamins B-6, B-12 and 339 calories.
Salmon high protein content makes it a great weight loss food
as it's satiating and keep hunger pangs at bay. Some of the
popular ways to cook salmon include grilling, barbecuing, baking,
pan-frying, steaming and poaching.
of us know that nuts are good for health but not many realize
that seeds are just as good if not better. One type of seeds
which are extremely healthy are pumpkin seeds. Apart keeping
your immune system strong, pumpkin seeds can also help you lose
weight as they are high in zinc, a mineral and nutrient which
is essential for fat burning. Zinc aids the body produce testosterone
which is a hormone responsible for building muscle and burning
fat. It also keeps your blood glucose levels stable, thus preventing
seeds are high in healthy fats, protein, fiber and magnesium.
1 cup(64 grams) of pumpkin seeds yields 285 calories, 6 grams
of polyunsaturated fats, 3.9 grams monounsaturated fats, 12
grams of protein, 12 grams of dietary fiber and 168 mg of magnesium.
Pumpkin seeds are one of the foods highest in magnesium and
the latter has a vital role to play for fat burning and weight
loss. Magnesium helps your digestive tract and aids the body
in better assimilating and utilizing calories and absorbing
nutrients. This prevents fat storage and boosts metabolism and
fat burning. Pumpkin seeds can be used as snacks or added to
oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies or salads.
like blueberries, blackberries, cranberries and strawberries
are the common berries we eat and they score high on the weight
loss super foods ladder but one berry which is gaining worldwide
recognition are Goji berries. Also known as Lycium barbarum
by its scientific name, Gogi berries are native to the Himalayan
Mountains of Mongolia and Tibet and are used for culinary as
well as medicinal purposes. Goji berries are nutritional powerhouses
as they boast the highest concentration of antioxidants and
nutrients than any other fruit like vitamin A, C, E, B-complex
vitamins, carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols, protein, fiber,
iron, calcium, zinc, selenium, and many other important minerals.
Antioxidants contain fat-burning properties as they raise your
body's metabolic rate which allow you to burn fat faster.
on the glycemic index at 29, Goji berries are slow-digesting,
satiating and provide energy gradually, so no more binging,
overeating and fat gaining. Goji berries also contain a mineral
called Chromium which can regulate blood sugar levels so there
is no insulin spike and weight gain.
Goji berries can be eaten as a snack, used as an infusion or
simply added to your favorite foods like muesli, oatmeal, smoothie
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