5 Foods that Burn Fat Like No Other!

There are certain foods you definitely want to be eating when shedding fat.  They trim the waistline and make the body more efficient at burning fat. 

Grapefruit

Grapefruit contains a fat burning enzyme called carnitine pamitoyl-transferase.  This helps melt the fat by enabling it to be brought into the mitochondria to be burned for energy.  I recommend eating them frequently as an adjunct to a healthy diet.  A word of caution, grapefruit may render certain medications ineffective; make sure your medication will not cause adverse effects when combined with grapefruit.

Black Pepper

The main compound in black pepper, piperine stops the formation of new fat cells.  It is more present in white and black pepper.  It has also been shown to reduce the levels of fat in the bloodstream.  So feel free to add pepper for a fat fighting boost.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is great for stabilizing blood sugar levels.  Lower blood sugar lowers insulin levels, which has been shown to pack on body fat when high.  When blood sugar is stabilized, cravings will also decrease.  You can add it to any food or beverage of your choice.

Green Tea

Green Tea contains a compound called EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate).  It has been shown to increase basal metabolic rate, burning more calories from fat.  It also inhibits enzymes involved in the storage of fat and reduces appetite.  Several cups a day is necessary for fat loss.  Supplements are also available.

Chili Peppers

Chili peppers have a compound called capsaicin, the substance that causes the burning sensation, which breaks down fat.  When combined with exercise, chili peppers are very effective a burning fat.

If you are working on that beach body, make sure you incorporate these foods into your diet ASAP!

 

Dr. Scott Schreiber

 Dr. Scott Schreiber has been practicing in Newark, Delaware for over eleven years.  He is a chiropractic physician that is double board certified in rehabilitation and clinical nutrition.  He is a certified nutrition specialist and a licensed dietitian/nutritionist