Did you know that certain foods can actually help burn fat? There are nutrients and compounds found in some foods that help increase your metabolism, use energy to digest, and burn fat.
Here are 5 foods I personally believe WORK:
HOT PEPPERS specifically jalapeños and chili peppers contain capsaicin which heats up your body, known as thermogenesis, and as a result, you burn off more calories. It can also reduce your appetite and food intake, making you feel full for longer.
CINNAMON increases insulin sensitivity and decreases blood sugar. These are both key components for losing weight. It also boosts your metabolism because your body uses more energy to process the spice than it does for other foods.
BROCCOLI is full of fiber and keeps you feeling full for longer. It also contains a phytonutrient which stimulates your fat cells and gets your body burning fat quicker.
GREEN TEA drinking several cups every day raises your metabolism. A study found that it can increase your fat burning during exercise up to 17%. It’s also full of antioxidants and can reduce risks of certain diseases.
GRAPEFRUIT reduces the hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in your body and prevents fat storage. Half a grapefruit daily prior to a meal reduces overall insulin resistance and decreases blood sugar levels.
Combining these foods with regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle will help you shed the fat and the pounds faster.
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