Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Good Fat Burning Foods

The good foods are usually fat burning foods. These foods are normally low in calories and loaded with nutrients like vitamins, minerals, iron, zinc, protein and more. The following are the top good fat burning foods that I include in my daily diet:

1) Foods Rich in Protein

Protein builds more muscles in our body and you all know muscles burn fat. The following foods are rich in protein: lean chicken meat, eggs, eggs white, turkey breast, beans, soy milk, fish, cheese, yogurt and more.

2) Foods with Good Fats

Unsaturated fats are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat, the good fats that you need in your body. It gives you good nutrients, improves blood cholesterol levels, which can decrease your risk of heart disease. It won't make you gain more weight if you eat moderately. The types of foods that are rich in unsaturated fats are: fishes like salmon, tuna, mahi mahi, etc and some nuts like walnuts and almonds.

3) Foods with Complex Carbohydrates

Unlike foods with simple carbohydrates, foods rich in complex carbohydrates are processed much longer by our digestive system that it certainly helps in losing weight. You can get complex carbohydrates from these foods: whole grains, chicken, sea foods, tuna, natural fruits and vegetables.

4) Water

According toe WebMD, after drinking approximately 17 ounces of water, the subjects' metabolic rates -- or the rate at which calories are burned -- increased by 30% for both men and women. The increases occurred within 10 minutes of water consumption and reached a maximum after about 30 to 40 minutes. Drinking 8 – 12 glasses (8 ounces per glass) a day will not burn fat, but will speed up the metabolism and burn more calories.

5) Whole grain (cereal, bread, oatmeal)

Whole grain is a source of both complex carbs and fiber, and these are what are needed to keep your metabolism pumped by keeping insulin levels low after a meal. Whole grains have a low GI rating. This means they are converted slowly into blood glucose, and do not cause "sugar spikes" (sudden rises in blood glucose levels). By contrast, refined carbs, especially white flour foods, typically have high-GI values are are associated with blood glucose problems and insulin disorders

6) Green tea

The green tea extract caused a boost in metabolism. It has a chemical called EGCG that causes the brain and nervous system to run faster and helps you burn more calories.

7) Coffee

Contains caffeine, which helps speed up your heart rate and thus helps you burn more calories, reports AOL Health.

The key to losing weight is not to reduce the amount of foods that you are eating everyday and exercise regularly, not just avoid bad foods. Eat good fat burning foods and follow a balanced diet will surely lose weight in a healthy way.


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