Spinach is a green leafy vegetable abundantly rich in nutrients but low in calories and contains zero fat.
Although it is one of the best fat burning foods, this favourite food of Popeye is often overlooked.
If you see, a cup of raw spinach consists of just 7 calories. This is too low and can be used in places of high-calorie foods.
The outer membrane of spinach contains Thylakoids.
Thylakoids are where the photosynthetic process takes place.
As per a study, these Thylakoids have a notable impact on your hunger pangs and satiety. And the results – The hunger rate decreased by 95 per cent and the weight loss increased by 43 per cent (Source).
Spinach, when cooked with olive oil which is also a good weight loss food, tastes great.
There are plenty of options to use spinach for consumption. This nutritional powerhouse can be used in smoothies, salads, sandwiches and curries to name a few.
Steak is always considered as dieter’s enemy. But it has evolved now and, in fact, helps you lose weight given you choose the correct lean cuts.
Your palm size of steak replacing the chicken breasts twice a week is an intelligent choice.
It all depends on the beef cuts and each portion offer you variable energy, fat and protein.
But overall, a limited intake coupled with moderately intense workout serves as a good fat burning option.
Also, try to opt for a grass-fed beef rather than a conventional one. Grass-fed beef is leaner naturally offering fewer calories (Source).
- 42SWEET POTATO
Potatoes are very far from considering them as fat burning foods. And, sweet is very closely related to obesity.
A combination of these two, Sweet Potato, can never trim your waistline.
Is that how you are thinking?
No! This is not how it is going to work.
Sweet Potatoes get the sweetness naturally and are low in calories and rich in fiber content.
A single serving of sweet potatoes offers 100 calories compared to the 400 to 500 calories offered by the same serving of white potatoes.
And coming to the fibers, sweet potato is loaded with high dietary fibers.
The high dietary fiber – low-calorie combo keeps your hedonic hunger in check.
ONE MORE VALID REASON!
Also, boiled sweet potato ranks low on the glycemic index scale with a rating of 44.
This means it will not cause a spike in blood sugar levels upon consumption. But keep in mind, when you bake sweet potatoes, this rating increases to 94 and may lead to the rise in sugar levels.
Therefore, boiled sweet potato is a good option if you looking for weight maintenance.
The water content in sweet potato keeps you hydrated aiding metabolism and also helping with weight loss.
Sweet potatoes also contain carbs. But these are complex carbs and healthy, hence, never hinder in your journey of losing weight.Report this ad
Tomatoes are good fat burning foods that help you in shedding pounds.
They have low calories offering just 22 calories with a medium-size and 33 calories with large ones (Source).
A cup of tomato also contains 2 grams of insoluble fiber and 0.2 gram of soluble fiber.
These fibers increase your fullness aiding in weight loss.
Furthermore, the low glycemic index value of tomato adds more to its benefits.
Tomato soup and tomato juice have a glycemic index of just 38 which is at the lowest (Source).
This tells that tomato does not add up to the immediate increase in blood sugar levels upon consumption which directly helps in maintaining weight.
Apart from the weight loss benefits, incorporate tomatoes that are readily available for its antioxidants and vitamins as well.
- 44TUNA FISH
Tuna is a cold water fish packed with essential nutrients and is a fitness geek’s ultimate choice.
This is because Tuna is the best amongst the other fat burning foods as it has high protein content and provides fewer calories and low fat.
Moreover, it is very easily affordable compared to its other counterparts.
Tuna steak and Tuna canned in water would be the optimal choice if you are looking to lose weight.
However, at the same time, the foods that Tuna goes in combination with also counts.
For instance, there is no point if you are looking for losing weight and consuming Tuna with Mayonnaise. Instead, you could use Tuna with non-fat Greek yoghurt which tastes similar to Mayo.
Coming to the nutritional value, a 3 ounce of Tuna canned in water has 17 grams of protein. This is a significant amount as you know the daily protein needs for men and women are 56 and 46 grams respectively (Source).
If you are going to exercise, this protein will boost your metabolism burning the fat very effectively in the process.
Also, protein by itself is good in helping you reduce your weight because of its high thermic effect.
Coming to calories, a can of Tuna canned in water has 142 calories and it contains omega-3 fatty acids which are your heart’s best friend, a good amount of Vitamin B12 that assists in oxygen transport and other good nutrients.
Turmeric adds its own good values to the spice box.
The major credits must go to the polyphenol named Curcumin.
One of the big fat accumulation sites in our body is the white adipose tissue.
As more and more white blood cells form in these tissues through a process called Angiogenesis, you tend to become obese.
Hence, to reduce weight and shrink your belly, Angiogenesis must be curbed and this is where Turmeric and it’s magic compound, Curcumin come into play.
Curcumin, hence, makes Turmeric a good fat burning food that either prevents or blazes the fat accumulation in the adipose tissues.
In addition to this, turmeric regulates the levels of sugar and prevents insulin resistance which also promotes weight loss.
Furthermore, if you include a pinch of turmeric with your daily food items regularly, it tends to increase Bile, a digestive juice, present in the stomach.
The juice breaks the fat and helps in its easy absorption.
Well, go easy with turmeric and a good daily dosage would be 500 mg. And if you feel or experience an allergic reaction of any sort, kindly step back.