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Sunday, 15 November 2015


Many people from around the world struggle with weight loss. Some succeed, most are still struggling. The main reason for the latter is their perspective on weight loss. For most of them, losing weight is about totally avoiding food (and then call it a 'diet'!). Food is not the enemy of weight loss. In fact, there are a number of foods that are proven to increase your body's fat burning process.
  • Coconut oil
Coconut offers various benefits in our body. Researchers have revealed that oil coming from coconut can actually reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. It also protects the body from fungal infections, helps in shedding out excess skin (helps skin to peel fast when shedding) and more importantly for those who want to lose weight, it increases the rate of the body's fat burning. The coconut medium-chain fatty acids actually boost the fat-burning process, making its products like coconut oil beneficial. No wonder the oil is a common ingredient in many Thai foods.

  • Kelp
Kelp grows beneath the water surface and thus accumulates many minerals in the earth's oceans. Brown when raw, then turns green when cooked, kelp is an excellent iodine source. Iodine is a halogen element that supports the function of the thyroid. Aside from this, the wellness blog of Time Magazine noted Iodine’s fibre content called the alginate to also increase weight loss.

  • Oily fish
Oily fish have long been regarded for its many health benefits. The founder of Naked Nutrition System, Mike Russell, expounded on this saying that the fatty acid called omega-3 from oily fish are proven to help reduce inflammation while increasing an individual's brain power and reducing the body's fat. Additionally, these fatty acids inhibit the action of the Lipogenic enzymes, which cause the fatty acids to become fat cells for storage.
  • Shrimp
Aside from oily fish, another seafood recommended by nutritionists to help in the fat-burning process is shrimp. Just about 4 oz of the seafood can already give you almost one-third of your daily protein needs. Protein is responsible for building strong and healthy muscles, which then boost your metabolism and burn fat.

  • Jalapenos
Jalapeno peppers are known for containing a chemical known capsaicin. Aside from giving the peppers its distinct flavor, it also increases the heart rate which results to an increase in your metabolism as well. Adding jalapenos to your snacks and home-cooked meals is beneficial for your weight loss. Aside from jalapenos, you can also add chili peppers to your spices list as they also contain the same chemical to help burn fat.
  • Green Tea
Because it contains EGCG, a naturally occurring chemical, green tea is also known to increase the body's metabolism. Aside from this, the chemical is proven to stimulate the brain and the nervous system which then help burn fat calories. Without exercising yet, drinking coffee with about 90 mg of EGCG can already help burn up to 80 extra calories in your body every day.
  • Almonds
Full of fibre and protein, almonds will help keep you feeling full for a relatively long time. Making a handful (about 24 almonds) as your snack will already ward you off with that hungry cravings and at the same time boost your metabolism.

  • Coffee
Abundant with caffeine, coffee too is regarded to bump up your metabolic rate. A research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 1980 found that drinking coffee during meal can increase metabolism more than having your meal sans than drink. To make sure though that the coffee you are drinking can indeed burn more calories, choose espresso or black coffee over those sugary varieties like mocha lattes and cappuccinos.

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