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How to Burn Fat with Foods
Here is a list of more foods that can help you in burning fat.
Whole grains: Processed foods do not require much calories to break them down. However, whole foods like brown rice, oatmeal, whole grains, etc. need twice as many calories to break them down than their processed counterparts.
Lean meats: Lean meats are high in protein. Protein has a high thermogenic effect. Therefore, you burn about 30% of the calories when you consume a 300-calorie lean meat meal like chicken breast.
Low-fat dairy products: Low-fat dairy is rich in calcium and vitamin D both of which help to preserve and build muscle mass. You can have a robust metabolism with low-fat curd, cheese, milk and other diary products.
Green tea: Consuming up to 4 cups of green tea daily can help to shed more than six pounds in two months. Green tea is known to speed up the metabolism rate. You can also keep some ice tea in your fridge and sip it before or an hour after meals if you at times you do not want to drink warm green tea.
Lentils: Lentils are packed with iron. If you have a deficiency of iron, lentils can prove to be the best for you. If you lack a nutrient, your metabolism would slow down because the body doesn’t get enough of what it needs. One cup of lentils alone satisfy 35% of your daily iron needs.
Hot peppers: If you love hot food, there’s a good news for you. Capsaicin, a compound in chilli peppers heats up the body that in turn melt additional calories. You can eat hot peppers in any way – either raw, cooked, dried or powdered. Add them to soups, eggs, meats and other meals and enjoy hot dishes.
Green vegetables: Green vegetables are good any day as they have plenty of free radicals that are needed to improve recovery for better muscle building.
Almonds, walnuts, etc.: Nuts are good to prevent food cravings and improve satiety. So add some almonds and walnuts to your cornflakes or oats; these will help to build muscles.
Peanut Butter: Peanut butter is an excellent food to burn fat. It is also known to boost testosterone (good even for women).
Soy and Canola Oil: Both these oils are not easily stores as fat and promote fullness.