Discover the top 21 effective fat-burning foods.
Going on a diet to lose weight does not mean stopping eating, far from it. It is important to respect the three daily meals. The key is to know what to put on your plate and what foods to absolutely avoid.
Thus, we will see that there are many fat-burning foods, excellent for health but also and above all, for naturally losing weight
Conversely, “fat-storing” foods for example, such as mayonnaise, pastries, fried foods and cold meats are obviously to be banned, but did you know that other foods, known as “fat burners” therefore promote melting fat mass and weight loss?
This is the case, for example, with fruits and vegetables and cereals rich in vitamins and minerals which help with energy combustion, but also with certain drinks and meats.
So here are a top 21 effective fat-burning foods that anyone in the process of losing weight should include in their diet:
Fat-burning fruits and vegetables
Let’s start with this category made up of fruits and vegetables. We will see that, in addition to being advised in terms of nutrition, they also allow the melting of bad fats! Not all of course, so here is the beginning of the top.
1 – Eggplant: succulent and (very) effective!
In the vegetable category, eggplant is undoubtedly the number 1 fat-burning food. At 95% composed of water and low in calories, it is ideal as part of a diet.
Indeed, once assimilated by the stomach, this vegetable has a sponge power on the toxins and the fats which penetrate there. This vegetable also improves intestinal transit.
Consuming this food regularly will therefore help the body not to store fat. Be careful with the way you cook the eggplant. Its absorbency is also good with cooking oils.
You can therefore cook it in the oven or ratatouille with other vegetables, or stuffed with tuna or even eggplant caviar.
2 – green vegetables
In general, green vegetables are perfect allies for slimming because they promote the proper functioning of the digestive system, thanks to their high content of fibres, minerals and vitamins. They also have a lot of antioxidants.
Salad, spinach, cabbage, broccoli… the list of these fat-burning foods seems endless!
The broccoli, for example, low calorie and vegetable rich in vitamin C, contains a significant amount of fibre, which helps the proper operation of transit. It is also widely recommended against overweight.
The same goes for its cousin the cabbage: to consume without moderation in a slimming diet. In soup or soup, these fat-burning vegetables are so delicious 🙂 , Right?
If you are in the process of losing weight, you also cannot ignore celery in your daily diet. This vegetable will best help you to eliminate fat while being a perfect match for a variety of savoury dishes, and sweet juices. It has a large amount of vitamin C and calcium.
Mushrooms are high in iodine, which is essential for the functioning of the thyroid gland, which burns fat.
3 – Zucchini: vitamins & anti-fat
This cucurbit, low in calories and salts, is an excellent fat burner. Also, it contains a large number of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Incorporating it into your diet will help your body flush out toxins and fat.
Consume this vegetable with its skin, rich in fibres which accentuates the weight loss effect.
In more gourmet dishes, you can also replace the butter with zucchini without altering the taste. Surprising but true!
4 – Avocado:
Misconception: avocado makes you fat. Certainly, this fruit is rich in fat, but they are good fats called ” monounsaturated fats ” which prevent fat from being stored.
Consuming an avocado regularly would have a role in the loss of abdominal fat. The fruit indeed facilitates the work of the liver; lowers cholesterol levels.
In addition to this, avocado protects against cardiovascular disease; and diabetes. 😉
5 – The tomato
The tomato is a safe bet. As much for its delicious taste as for its slimming properties. Tasty in salads, in sauces, soups, in juices …
It adapts perfectly to all dishes. In addition to all this, the tomato has the power to curb the accumulation of lipids in the blood and acts as a real purifier against the accumulation of fat.
6 – Apples
Much like eggplant, an apple contains pectin, which makes it a key component in any weight loss diet. Consuming the peel of the apple is recommended because it is rich in fibres and vitamins. Also, we recommend apple vinegar and its slimming benefits!
With about 85 calories, the apple is low in calories, and knowing that the body expends more calories to digest it (about 95 calories) than the fruit contains, why not eat it?
In addition to these properties, the apple has the advantage of filling the feeling of hunger. To consume at any time of the day!
7 – Citrus fruits:
Grapefruit is a citrus fruit rich in vitamin C and papain, an enzyme that destroys fat molecules. The ideal is, therefore, to consume the fruit for breakfast or before a meal, to burn more fat, even those present in the back and therefore difficult to eliminate!
Note that it is preferable to consume the fruit in quarters and not in juice. The consumption of grapefruit combined with proteins would boost energy combustion in the body. The acidity of lemon boosts digestion and lowers blood sugar levels.
Lemon has always been known to be a good slimming ally (see the article on the slimming properties of lemon )
Diluting the juice of two lemons in a bottle of water to drink throughout the day is a good way to consume it daily.
The lemon into lemonade, accompanied by honey proves to be the perfect alternative to soda because besides being refreshing and tasty, it helps the body burn fat.
8 – Melon and watermelon: the diuretic is your friend
The diuretic effect of these two fruits allows the transit to function well. Their high water content also helps reduce the amount of fat stored by the body.
9 – Pineapple:
This fruit full of vitamins and low in calories will promote the functioning of the transit thanks to its diuretic properties but it is especially from its stem that pineapple gets its reputation as a fat burner food.
Indeed, it contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps the elimination of fat.
Also, Pineapple has many other benefits that I advise you to discover in this article.
10 – papaya
We can no longer count the virtues that this tropical fruit brings.
Among them, the power to eliminate fat. This slimming ally is made up of digestive enzymes called papain and pepsin, which boost the digestion of rich elements such as fats, starches and carbohydrates.
Consuming papaya before a meal will help digestion and prevent fat storage. There are also papaya infusions, to be taken after a meal.
The consumption of these fat-burning foods is all the more effective when combined with a healthy and balanced diet. Combine this with regular physical activity, and you will have the key to a successful weight loss diet!
11 – Bananas: natural medicine
This fruit should be entered in the register of drugs, so it is full of properties for health. It has an average of 100 calories, but is packed with potassium; calcium, magnesium and vitamins.
We should all be consuming it at least once a day. It helps in fat loss and improves health. Nibbling on this fruit will give you a big boost while eliminating the feeling of hunger.
Since it’s not just fruits and vegetables in life, let’s continue this top with spices which are also great fat-burning foods!
12 – Cinnamon: sworn enemy of glucose
This spice prevents the blood glucose level from suddenly rising when you consume sweets. Glucose raises insulin, a hormone that turns food into fat. It thus stimulates digestion.
In a diet, cinnamon is therefore ideal for any dessert, as a sugar substitute. You can also combine it with honey, in yoghurt, yoghurt sample, to increase its fat-burning effects.
Indispensable in a diet because in addition to all this, it has anti-oxidant, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
13 – Curry, chilli, paprika, peppers
All of these spices also promote energy combustion, helping the body burn fat during digestion. Eating spicy is therefore losing weight at the same time
14 – Flaxseeds
Little used in food, these small seeds nevertheless have the effect of lowering the level of cholesterol in the blood; and also help in weight loss.
You can for example eat them in a salad or sprinkle them on vegetables.
15 – Oat bran
Oat bran has huge benefits if you want to lose weight.
Indeed, it has the power to satiate easily because it swells in the stomach and contains soluble fibres, which are very easily eliminated by the body which do not assimilate them, taking with them foods with which they mix, such as carbohydrates for example.
It also has the effect of lowering cholesterol levels. Also, it is very easy to integrate it into your diet: add it for example to the preparation of pancakes or your salads, yoghurts…
However, start by regulating your consumption to 2 scoops, to test your body’s adherence to this food. You can then consume 3 tablespoons per day.
Drinks: drink to eliminate (bad) fats
Focus now on all the drinks that allow you to lose the bulges accumulated through bad habits:
16 – Coffee
Among the virtues of coffee, there is that of eliminating fat. The stimulation produced by caffeine on the body helps release catecholamines, compounds that trap fat cells.
Be careful not to fall into excessive caffeine consumption, which could cause unwanted effects.
17 – Green tea
If you are more tea than coffee, know that green tea is part of the list of slimming foods. The theine contains helps burn calories daily and boost basic metabolism. It also promotes the distribution of fat by preventing them from remaining stored in the abdominal belt.
In short: green tea is your ally for a flat stomach!
18 – Herbal infusions
Some plants have fat-burning properties. This is the case of rosemary, dandelion, lemon tree, guarana… plants which activate combustion and increase basic metabolism.
Drinking them as an infusion after meals would help the body to digest well and release adrenaline which is used to burn fat
19 – Red wine
A glass of red wine from time to time, in addition to relaxing you, will act on the cells at the origin of fat formation. This is explained by the presence of an antioxidant called resveratrol, which would prevent obesity and help with weight loss.
Be careful though to have a reasonable consumption. We cannot repeat it enough: alcohol abuse is bad for your health!
Other fat-burning foods:
Let’s finish this top with the other foods, which do not fit into any of the previous categories. Ready? Don’t worry, it’s over soon!
20 – Fish and seafood
Fish against bad fatIodine is also contained in certain fish and shellfish. Poor in lipids, sea fruits avoid retaining sugars. The downside is their cost.
The salmon for example. Like avocado, this fish has a reputation for making you fat. Recommending it in a diet may therefore seem odd, but be aware that the omega 3 fatty acids contained in large quantities in this fish promote fat burning.
21 – Some tips to promote the elimination of fat
Remember that these foods are not a magic formula for losing fat and refining your figure. A poor lifestyle, sedentarism and an unbalanced diet promote the accumulation of fat and make it difficult to lose weight.
Getting to your ideal weight indeed requires some efforts and small daily sacrifices, or rather to lose the bad habits to know to avoid eating food causing the retention of liquids at the origin of the assimilation of fat.
•Drink two litres of water a day, and natural fruit juices and vitamins
•Eliminate from your diet refined flours, industrial foods, sweets
•Avoid consuming salt, the main cause of fluid retention
•Adopt regular physical activity and do a minimum of physical exercise per day, even if only for a half-hour walk.
There you have it, you now know everything about effective fat-burning foods and therefore have no more secrets to lose weight while having fun!