To reduce your body mass you need to speed up your metabolic rate. The easiest and most convenient method through regular exercise, but some people owing to their lifestyle peculiarities prefer the second best option that is by taking the right kind of foods.
Interestingly, if one combines the two the results are outstandingly good, the body feels satisfied, light and due to good healthy nutrients the body remains in good shape for much longer period of time.
Here are 12 good foods for your body.
Grapefruits contain vitamin C in abundance that helps us in speeding up our metabolic rate. Eating a grapefruit a bit before breakfast, helps in not only satisfying hunger pangs but does it with vitamin C.
Black pepper contains piperine, a substance that increases bioavailability of curcumin a key anti-inflammatory compound. This also helps in reducing the formation of fat cells in our bodies. Moreover, for those who don’t like to have bland foods benefit by its taste also.
Cinnamon, lowers blood sugar level, which in return helps the body by decreased food cravings. Therefore, we end up having smaller food portions. Cinnamon should be taken by adding it top various types of teas, coffee and yogurt. It is better to seek for Ceylon Cinnamon. Coumarin, found in high quantities Cassia Cinnamon is harmful for liver and should be avoided.
Eggs are very useful in keeping us healthy as they contain 7 grams of protein besides other very useful compounds. Egg white is more beneficial than yolk as it doesn’t contain high concentration of cholesterol.
Fruits –Especially Apples
Its best to satisfy our hunger cravings by consuming fruits of all types, fruits are good for patients with diabetes also provided the intakes are cautiously measured.
Green teas contain compounds phytochemical catechins that speed up the metabolism and also help in reducing body fat. Green tea should always be taken hot, added with honey and lemon enhances the efficacy.
Blueberries are very high in insoluble fibers, are extremely good antioxidants, coupled with this is their taste, together the taste and the goodness enhance their value. A cup full of blueberries though is very satisfying and filling contains just 40 kcals.
Nuts – Especially Almonds
Nuts generally are very good for reduction in body fats, but almonds are favoured owing to their rich food value and cheap price. Almonds not only contain proteins, fiber but also heart healthy fats omega 3s.
Chilies contain compound capsaicin that is known to suppress hunger cravings. Cayenne peppers, habaneros and jalapenos are famous types.
Caffeine the main ingredient in coffee speeds up metabolism, the intake should be controlled and not more than three cups should be consumed per day.
Quinoa have low caloric content, rich in vitamins and iron. For weight watchers it keeps them satisfied for lengthy periods of time.
Quinoa is low on glycemic index and is considered safe for diabetics.
All vegetables are amazingly nutritious and two to three cups of vegetables are recommended for everyone every day. Blending vegetables into smoothies has double benefits as you get all necessary compounds in one glass with almost zero harmful effects.