Experts claim that there are some delicious foods that can help with weight loss goals. These everyday ingredients from the kitchen can help with weight management and eventually lead to one's desired fitness goals.
1. Chili or Cayenne Pepper
Chili's ability to help people heat up and break a sweat after consumption is called diet-induced thermogenesis, according to Elouise Bauskis of NutriCentre. This process is great for those who want to lose weight since it encurages the body to burn up calories instead of storing them.
Similar to chili, the active ingredient in cayenne pepper called capsaicin creates the heat in our body from the food consumed. Studies have shown that chili and cayenne pepper may also help suppress the appetite as well.
2. Quinoa or Brown Rice
A fantastic substitute to rice or pasta, quinoa is low in carbohydrates, high in protein and is packed with essential minerals. Quinoa also balances blood sugar levels, which can help decrease fat storage.
Brown rice, on the other hand, is far more nutritious yet less refined than white rice allowing it to possess more fiber, protein and nutrients, according to Dr. Marilyn Glenville, author of The Natural Health Bible for Women. Brown rice also contains the essential amino acids and healthy fiber compared to white varieties.
Nuts, and even nut butter, are great sources of protein and healthy fats. Almonds, in particular are nourished with healthy fats and proteins making the dieter feel full longer without resulting to eating unnecessary snacks, according to Daily Mail.
According to a study of 91 obese individuals, consuming half of a fresh grapefruit before meals caused the participants to lose 3.5 pounds in 12 weeks. Aside from its effectiveness in weight control, eating a grapefruit before meals will help feel more satisfied and eat fewer calories.
Yogurt is loaded with protein and calcium that does not only help maintain strong bones but also help lower body weight, according to the website Eat This. Many unsweetened regular or Greek yogurt comes in easy-to-bring containers that make for a quick breakfast or filling snack without the calories.
6. Olive Oil and Coconut Oil
Olive oil and coconut oil possesses serotonin, which is a hormone that converts into energy more easily compared to other types of fat. Consequently, using these oils compared to the less-healthy fats of butter and lard will mean less fat that will add to the weight.
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