Kareem’s Top 5: “Fat Burning Foods”

If you’re looking for the right things to add to your diet to keep your metabolism in motion, you’ve come to the right place. It’s no secret that the key to losing weight and keeping it off all comes down to your matabolism! Did you know that there are certain foods that have a very high thermogenic effect and can help your metabolism to skyrocket? Well…its simple! All you have to do is just regularly add these few things to your diet intake and you’ll be dropping the pounds in no time!

 

1. Lean Meats
Lean meats are a great source of protein! Due to its high thermogenic effect, you can burn about 30% of its calories during digestion!

2. Whole Grains
Whole grains are rich in fiber! Due to its high thermogenic effect, you can burn twice as many calories breaking down whole foods such as oatmeal and brown rice!

3. Green Tea
Keep a jug of this stuff in the fridge! According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, drinking four cups of green tea a day helped people shed more than six pounds in eight weeks.  You can attribute this to “EGCG”, a compound in the brew that temporarily speeds metabolism after sipping it.

4. Low-Fat Dairy Products
Dairy products are rich in calcium and Vitamin D. These two things not only help to maintain strong bones, but they also help preserve and build muscle mass, which is important when it comes to maintaining a robust metabolism.

5. Hot Peppers
This is VERY true! Peppers contain a compound called “Capsaicin”. This not only give the peppers their kick, it also heats up your body and helps you to melt additional calories. So go on ahead and pile on as much cayenne pepper or hot sauce you can handle!

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