Nature’s Best: 7 natural fat-burning foods that fire up your metabolism

Metabolism is everything that’s why you have to take good care of your digestive health. Cleanse your system by juicing which flushes toxins. An everyday cleanse does the trick. I know that burning all those calories could mean starving ourselves to death. However, there is an alternative that’s really affordable. Mother Nature’s produce such as those sweet peppers in your grocery bag can burn up those unwanted flabs. Here’s a list of the 7 wonders that nature has to offer. What can I say, “Mothers know best.”

Red Bell Peppersred peppers

These babies are the bomb! When cravings hit you hard, they are your friends because they are way better than those cookies you keep under your mattress at night. These are low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Also, each pepper is rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C which are essential in burning those flabs. You can eat them raw or make a soup out of them.

Spinachspinach

Green, leafy spinach may be the hardest ones that barely go down your throat. I know we all have that struggle since childhood, but our moms are right. We need them to grow. Well, it just doesn’t make us grow strong and bold like Popeye. It helps cleanse our system for it is rich in fiber, protein, iron, B vitamins and Vitamin C to support weight loss. Next time you go grocery shopping, don’t forget to grab a handful of them and watch the pounds melt away.

Plain Greek Yogurt (non-fat or not)greek yogurt

This is one of the best natural fat burning foods you can snack on. I think it doesn’t matter if you go non-fat or not, either way you’re still getting the nutritional value these things has to offer just stay away with the ones full of sugar. Greek Yogurt is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Also, it’s full of protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins, probiotics and amino acids to stave off hunger and lowers cortisol, a stress hormone that stores fat. It’s a good post-workout snack.

Raw Cacaocacao

When you want to burn those fats, you always think that chocolates are off the hook. Well, not necessarily and not really because raw cacao, which is chocolates’ natural ingredient helps burn fats. Raw Cacao contains fiber, protein, magnesium and healthy fats that work magically in your body that lower sugar cravings and increase energy. Hey! It’s still chocolate just in its most natural form so consume moderately.

Flax Seedsflax seeds

Flax Seeds contain phytoestrogens and omega 3 that balance out your hormone levels which is crucial in weight loss. It is also fiber in its simplest form which regulates your blood sugar levels. They go well with oatmeal or you can mix them in your drink to give it a little kick.

Almondsalmonds

Ever thought of having a stash of nuts in your pocket? You can definitely start now and almonds are your best companion especially when your appetite hits you like a truck. Almonds are low in cholesterol, rich in protein, fiber and magnesium that helps suppress cravings and keep you full. Furthermore, it’s also reduces your risk of cancer because it’s a good source of Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that defends cells against damage on a daily basis.

Lemonslemon

Who doesn’t love lemons especially on a hot summer’s day? Good news, it doesn’t have to be summer so you can have a dose of your lemons. When you’re trying to lose weight, lemons are your best friend. They are a natural source of Vitamin C that burns fat, detox your liver and they’re blood sugar friendly. You can mix it with the water you carry every day. It will just cost you a few cents.

Lastly, keep these foods on your list when you’re going organic and as much as possible avoid consuming processed foods. They’re bad for your health. Next time you hit the organics aisle on Save on Foods or Superstore, be sure to buy your green leafy vegetables, protein and fiber rich foods.

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