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Foods That Burn Fat

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One of the best kept secrets when it comes to losing weight are so called ‘fat burning foods’. So what are fat burning foods? It’s in the name of course; simply put fat burning foods are foods that help you burn more calories than you eat! Imagine being able to eat a food that does that and makes you feel full at the same time, it will taste great and help you lose weight. Now where can I get some of these fat burning foods, I hear you ask. Easily is the short answer, in fact you probably have some of them at home right now, you just didn’t know it. Now I will tell you about some of them and you can grab some of these foods that burn fat next time you are at the shops!

Foods that burn fat #1 – EFAs

EFAs is short for Essentially Fatty Acids. These essentially fatty acids are found mainly in fish. The special thing about EFAs is that women who eat fish on a regular basis have lower levels of a protein known as leptin which is linked to obesity and a slower metabolism. If you eat fish three to five times a week or take EFA supplements you can reduce your own leptin levels and lose weight. The best fish containing EFAs are Tuna, Mackerel, Herring and Salmon.

Foods that burn fat #2 – Cinnamon

did you know that a quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon is all it takes to get your body to metabolise sugar 20 times faster? Add it to your food to lower your blood sugar level and metabolism, helping with your weight loss.

Foods that burn fat #3 – Berries and Apples

Berries and Apples contain pectin which has been found to drown out the fat from your cells, making it harder for the body to absorb it. An apple a day keeps fat away!

Foods that burn fat #4 – Cayenne Pepper

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Cayenne pepper is useful as a weight loss tool because it causes what is known as a thermo dynamic burn that lasts for hours after you have eaten it. This is just an over complicated way of saying it speeds up your metabolism. Supermodels such as Giselle Bundchen and singer Beyonce Knowles use it to help them lose weight. It really is an effortless fat burning food.

Foods that burn fat #5 – Acidic fruit

Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons and limes contain high levels of vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to liquefy the fat in your body and helps get rid of it.

Foods that burn fat #6 – Garlic

Garlic stinks, we all know this but did you know that it can help you lose weight? Garlic causes a thermodynamic reaction in your body, speeding up the rate that you burn off calories.

Food that burns fat #7 – Ginger

Ginger expands the blood vessels in the body and increases body heat which can notch your metabolism up by about 20%. It is also known to help poor circulation and detoxify the body.

Food that burns fat #8 – Dairy Foods

Low fat dairy foods can bizarrely lead to weight loss. The calcium and protein found within low fat dairy foods promotes weight loss and increases muscle mass.

Written by Lisa Roberts from Slimmingresources.com