No matter the time of year, it’s important to have an idea of the foods that can speed up your metabolism and might help you to shed unwanted pounds.
Here are 10 foods that might help you to kick some fat to the curb naturally and in a healthy way.
This exotic fruit in its fresh form is rich in bromelain, which can help digestion and rid the body of inflammation. It’s also full of manganese, which will help you to metabolize those carbs we’re all guilty of overdoing at times.
This crunchy veg will fire up your metabolism to help you lose weight. That’s why you usually find it recommended in detox programs. It’s also high in vitamins C and K and in calcium for which your bones will thank you.
Insulin turns food into fat, and cinnamon is a spice that helps with its assimilation and aids in controlling blood glucose levels which, in turn, helps with weight loss.
This pungent little gem helps to reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. It creates heat in the body which helps to burn fat.
Proven as an appetite suppressant, oat bran helps you to feel full by actually expanding in your stomach. Pectin and fibres in it help to trap fat, and since your body doesn’t produce the enzymes needed for its digestion, it’s quickly eliminated with carbs and fats attached to it, experts say.
They’re high in vitamin C and low on the glycemic index, so the much-loved tomato has definite slimming properties. You’ll be happy to know they’re also low in calories.
The fat-burning magic in papayas comes from the digestive enzyme papain, which has been shown to break down various types of fats and sugars. When taken as a supplement, fermented papaya can also help you to maintain your mental and physical health.
These little “trees” are full of fibre and use a lot of energy during digestion. Apparently, broccoli likes toxins and fats and takes them along for the ride as it goes through your digestive tract.
This is one many of you might appreciate being on this list. Coffee cuts hunger, warms up your insides and helps you to burn more calories. It can be a boost to your system when used in moderation and without lots of sugar.
The capsaicin in peppers helps you to feel full and boosts your metabolism which helps in fat burning. If you like things spicy from time to time, add some cayenne and habanero peppers to your diet since they have the most capsaicin.