If you are anything like me, the thought of another diet limited to only broccoli, kale, and all-you-can-eat leafy greens might make you cringe. Sure, those greens pack some serious health benefits, but we found 7 foods that help melt away stubborn fat all while pleasing your pallet just a bit more.
#1 Whole Grains
If you love oatmeal, brown rice, or quinoa, you’re in luck – they all have been linked to fighting the bulge.
Although it’s easy to think that carbohydrates are bad for burning fat and losing weight, whole-grain carbs are a different matter. Researchers from Tufts University recently published a study linking the high fiber in whole grains to helping you feel fuller longer, in turn reducing cravings and allowing for more belly fat to burn. (1)
One of our favorite ancient grains, Quinoa, also ramps up your metabolism and keeps fat at bay. Less fat means a lower risk of high cholesterol and obesity. Plus, it has plenty of vegetable protein to keep off the fat and melt those love handles. (2)
So, you don’t have to avoid carbs altogether; just stick to whole grains – and in moderation.
Eggs get a bad rap because of the cholesterol they contain. People used to think they didn’t have fat-burning qualities.
But the truth is – eggs are healthy for you…
• A good source of protein and vitamin A (3)
• Linked to increased metabolism (4)
• Excellent for weight loss
So if you’re aiming to lose weight and burn fat, start your day sunny side up, scrambled, or hard-boiled.
Salmon is packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids for burning fat, but did you know that omega-3s also prevent your body from storing fat? According to a study published by the National Institutes of Health, eating more salmon is a helpful way to reduce your belly. (5)
Salmon is also an excellent source of lean protein to help you build muscle. The more muscle mass you have, the quicker and easier it is to burn more fat.
#4 Apple Cider Vinegar
Another great way to melt fat is to eliminate and burn off carbs with apple cider vinegar. A study from Japan showed that apple cider vinegar reduces your body weight and body fat mass percentage(6).
It also helps balance blood sugar levels and produces specific proteins that torch fat. Combine that with burning carbs, and it’s easier to meet your weight goals and get the body you want, plus it tastes good too.
#5 Dark Chocolate (at least 70% cacao)
You knew you’d find a devilish indulgence here!
Dark chocolate is known for putting a pep in your step, but it also helps burn fat by giving your body a much-needed dose of polyphenols. You see Polyphenols are micronutrients with antioxidant properties which help rev up your body’s fat-burning ability. They can be found in many foods including dark chocolate. (7)
Polyphenols are also great as they help overall digestion by lending crucial support to the growth of good gut bacteria in your stomach. Good health and weight loss start with the proper digestive.
Be careful, though… Make sure you choose dark chocolate with the lowest amount of added sugar.
#6 Raw Almonds
Athletes and outdoor adventurers have been munching on almonds for years to reduce cravings, build muscle, and give you a boost of energy.
Almonds contain L-arginine, an amino acid that has been found to expand blood vessels (8), which is good for your heart and provide energy for better athletic performance. And that can help you burn some serious fat.
One of the key ingredients in curry is turmeric. Turmeric can help you shed fat more efficiently thanks to its key component, curcumin, which acts as an anti-inflammatory. According to the USDA, curcumin helps stop the growth of fat tissue in its tracks. (9)
Don’t want to eat curry every day? You can still enjoy the fat-burning properties of turmeric with a high-quality turmeric curcumin supplement.
You’ll hit your weight loss goals in no time…
Start Burning Fat Now!
Now that you know the 7 best foods for burning fat, what are you waiting for? Hit the store and stock-up. You’ll be turning more heads in no-time!
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