Research proves that eating rather than skipping meals aids in weight loss. Eating the right kind of foods that speed up your slouching metabolism help you burn more calories and thus achieve your weight loss goals.
Been used as traditional medicine in both Central America and South America, chia seeds have risen to immense popularity as a superfood. These contain healthy fats, high quality protein, fiber and anti-inflammatory properties which together make you feel fuller for longer.
It stimulates energy expenditure as well as oxidation of fat. Green tea also contains polyphenols that stimulate metabolism for effective weight loss. Besides, catechins in green tea nourish the GI tract so that it properly balances hormones that trigger frequent hunger pangs.
Protein packed eggs are awesome choice for your breakfast platter. The trick is that people who eat eggs feel fuller for longer and it minimizes the calorific content in them thereby contributing to weight loss.
Apart from its popular anti-inflammatory properties, ginger are also in the hold of strong glucose sensitizing properties that reduce hunger pangs, stimulate fat burning process of the body and also reduce bloating and indigestion.
Quite new to the superfood section, arugula contains as less as 4 calories per one cup serving. The fiber in arugula keeps your digestive system functioning properly so that you have a control over your raging appetite.
Be it strawberries, blueberries or cranberries – berries are known to possess polyphenols which are anti-inflammatory compounds. Berries prohibit fat from accumulating in the body tissues, prevent weight gain and also prevent diabetes.
The active agent here is caffeine which pumps more oxygen into the blood as shown by increased heart beat and thus burn calories. Keep away from loading your coffee with sugar as it will add up to your calorie count.
Gluten free and rich in magnesium, quinoa regulates energy as well as blood glucose levels. Besides, sprinkling some quinoa seeds over your breakfast cereal or smoothie will keep you fuller for longer.
By stimulating metabolism, grapefruits aid in calorie burning and filling your stomach faster and for longer period. The fiber in grapefruit stabilize glucose levels in the blood.
This wonder food requires more calories for digestion than it actually contains in it. This is due to abundance of water in it. In addition to water content, celery contains fiber which keeps you full throughout the day and cuts down untimely snacking that load up your calorie count.
Oily fish like salmon are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that regulate leptin levels in the body so as to control the rate at which fat is being burned by the body.
One of the most popular and effective metabolism boosting superfoods, chilli peppers contain capsaicin that fight fat by triggering your stress response system. By activating the sympathetic nervous system, capsaicin releases catecholamines into bloodstream and thus lead to effective oxidation of fat.
In addition to burning fats, cinnamon gives a kick to your slow metabolism and inhibits absorption of glucose by the body through activating insulin. Anti-inflammatory properties of cinnamon prevent obesity.
These delicious crunchy snacks speed up slow metabolism through the T3 conversion. T3 (thriiodothyronine) is active form of thyroid. Besides, these are effective against cellulite and give immense fillip to your weak immune system.
Also loaded with water and fiber in equal proportions, lettuce aids in weight loss by keeping you full for the entire day. It stacks up your energy levels instantly so that you cut down on sugary products in want of energy crunch.
Loaded with monounsaturated fats, oleic acid, fiber, protein and anti-inflammatory compounds, avocados reduce frequent hunger pangs and thus contribute to weight loss and burning of calories. Avocados also attack abdominal fat.