5 Natural Fat Burners

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5 Best Natural Fat Burners

There is already quite a bit of information about Apple Cider Vinegar as one of several natural fat burners but that isn’t the only one.

Here are 5 more natural fat burning foods to help you along with your eating plan in the coming weeks and yup the dark chocolate is our favorite fat burning food!

Grapefruit

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Researchers at Scripps Clinic in California found that eating just half a grapefruit before each meal can help you to lose weight, up to 1 pound per week, even if you keep your diet exactly how it is now (assuming that you don’t eat junk food 3 meals a day). The author of the study Ken Fujioka, says that there is a key compound in grapefruits that helps to regulate insulin, a fat-storage hormone. “Anything that helps lower insulin can help people lose weight,” he explains. “Grapefruit seems to be one of those foods.”

Peeling and segmenting is the most obvious way to get the goodness out of a grapefruit. Try cutting it into chunks and adding to a spinach salad or simply grab a spoon and eat as is, if you can handle the bitterness.

Almonds

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Eating a handful of almonds each day, alongside a healthy diet plan is quick and simple way to burn fat according to research published in the US International Journal of Obesity. Participants in the study who ate almonds on a daily basis for a period of six months found that they lost 18% of their body fat. Those who followed a diet with the exact same amount of calories and protein but swapped out almonds for an equal number of calories in complex carbohydrates (like bread) only lost 11% of their body fat.

These are the perfect at your desk snack. Grab a handful of these if you fancy a little nibble, they can be quite addictive. Alternatively, chop them up and add them to your morning oatmeal.

Pears

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A bit of a forgotten fruit. A study by the University of Rio de Janeiro revealed that people who ate three pears per day consumed less calories each day and also lost more weight than those who didn’t. They’re very rich in fibre (with one pear packing in 15% of your daily recommended amount), pears will help you to feel fuller for longer helping to keep you from overeating.

Be sure to keep the skin on them as it holds most of the beneficial fibres. Pears make a great addition to a leafy salad, especially when combined with a bit of blue cheese.

Navy Beans

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Loaded with resistant starch navy beans are a very powerful fat burner (half a serving contains nearly 10 grams of resistant starch). Researchers at the University of Colorado found that if you eat navy beans or similar foods high in resistant starch levels just once per day you could burn 25% more fat than you would without them.  Note: Navy beans do not lose any of their nutritional value during canning!

Try sautéing some shallots and garlic in olive oil (or butter), throw in a couple of cans of drained navy beans, mixed it all up in a blender to puree and serve.

Dark Chocolate

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Dark chocolate, and other foods that are high in antioxidants have been proven to help prevent the build up of fat cells in the body, a precursor to obesity and heart disease, this is according to new research from the Taiwanese Journal of Food Chemistry and Agriculture.

Try not to eat too much of it, kind of defeats the object.

That rounds out these 5 fat burning additions to our list!

 

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