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Fat Burning Foods

Posted by Zura on August 14, 2009

Egg as fat burning food:

Eggs are very high in proteins and can really help to burn fat and help you get a flatter stomach. Eggs contain high levels of the Vitamin B12 which is used by your body to break down fat for energy. It has been shown that eating raw eggs can significantly increase the rate at which your body converts fat into energy! This is one reason why many athletes, bodybuilders and other professionals with great bodies drink raw eggs regularly.Some of you may still believe that eggs are bad for your cholesterol levels. Yes, eggs do have more cholesterol than your recommended daily intake, however, it has been found in recent studies that dietry cholesterol has little effect on blood cholesterol. It is your intake of the bad, saturated fat that harms your blood cholesterol levels.

Spicy food as Fat burning food: Jalapenos, Habaneros, Cayenne Peppers, and most other chills Peppers can all affect your metabolism by speeding up your heart rate. Studies have shown that eating a very spicy meal can actually speed up the metabolism by about 25%….for up to 3 hours! Also, a recent study showed that men who drank coffee throughout the day and ate snacks containing red peppers burned almost 1000 more calories than a control group. (Note: many Chile peppers also fall into the negative calorie foods category). Red chillies and foods containing chillies are considered to be as foods that burn fat. Chillies contain capsicum that helps in increasing the metabolism. Get your taste buds ready for some hot burning powers of chili. Chili is pack full of vitamins and that’s not all, it is known to boost your metabolic rate too. In addition to this, when you are eating spicy food, you tend to eat slower and this allows more time for your stomach to tell you that you are full so you tend to eat smaller portions. The best way to eat chili is the simple way, chop it into tiny pieces, place in soy sauce and then eat it as accompaniment to any food. Some researchers have even claimed that consumption can boost your fat burning metabolism by as much as 25%. That’s an amazing amount of extra calories! Although chilies aren’t to every ones liking as they can be super hot, jalapeno peppers have more flavor and can be added to a healthy curry or a sandwich.

Fat burning Hot Drinks: Black Tea, Green Tea, Coffee, Yerba Mate. These drinks all contain caffeine and/or a chemical called EGCG, both of which directly effect metabolism. Caffeine speeds up the heart rate and also free fatty acids stored in the body, making them more readily available for energy-usage. EGCG, found in high concentrations in Green Tea (another negative calorie food) seems to speed up the brain and nervous system, helping you to burn significantly more calories.For the longest time, green tea is a health drink that helps you stay young and prevents cancer but it is also a great fat burning drink! This is because green tea has a high amount of catechin polyphenols which gives your body a boost in burning up calories.

So, have a cup of green tea today.🙂

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