Sunday, March 13, 2011

Foods to Help Fight Fat....every little bit helps!

Coffee contains polyphenols. A study at the Biological Science Laboratories, showed that supplementation with CPP significantly reduced body weight gain, abdominal and liver fat accumulation, and infiltration of macrophages into adipose tissues.

Green Tea
Green tea has a chemical called EGCG that causes the brain and nervous system to run faster and helps you burn more calories. EGCG works sort of like caffeine except that caffeine causes your heart to beat faster

Eggs contain vitamin B12, which your body needs to metabolize fat. In fact, researchers at Louisiana State University found that people who ate eggs for breakfast every day lost more weight than those who ate bagels

Milk contains calcium, which acts as a metabolic trigger. A University of Tennessee study found that dieters who consumed 1,200 to 1,300 mg of calcium daily lost almost twice as much weight as dieters who ingested less calcium. Milk is also a rich source of complex carbohydrates, which can boost your metabolism by helping your insulin levels stay low after a meal.

A study in the International Journal of Obesity found that participants who ate 3 ounces of almonds a day reduced their weight and body mass index by 18 percent.
Almonds are loaded with alpha-linolenic acid, which has been found to accelerate the metabolism of fats. Walnuts are another good snack choice because they are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which may prevent the onset of hunger. An Australian study found that 8-10 walnuts a day helped dieters lose more body fat and reduce insulin levels.

The fat in fish is the heart-healthy omega-3 variety, which a recent study in Iceland found increased blood levels of the appetite-regulating hormone leptin.

Everyone needs a little fat, not only does it help curb hunger, the brain is made up of 60-70% fat & needs fat to function mentally, cognitively, etc. Go for monounsaturated fats like olive or canola oil. They will help keep your cholesterol under control and satisfy cravings.

You’ll also get a healthy dose of turmeric. A study in the journal Endocrinology found that the spice that gives mustard its color may also slow the growth of fat tissues.

Helps stabilize blood sugar and promotes metabolism

Caspinoids (Capsaicin- as in peppers)
Raises your metabolic rate Studies show that Capsaicin can prevent new fat cells from forming as well as decrease the appetite and reduce fat in the body.

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