Instead of spending a fortune on expensive food supplements that claim to be “fat burning”, we have made a list of 6 natural fat burning foods that are handy for elevenses! Obviously, try and go for organic foods to avoid pesticides and to be allowed eat the skin of the fruit, which is rich in essential nutrients for weight loss.
Pineapple helps your body eliminate excess liquids in order to prevent water retention, while getting rid of toxins at the same time. Weight loss is linked to the drainage of surplus liquids in the body. Otherwise, because it is low in calories, you can eat or drink as much of it as you like!
The fibre in lemons supports the functioning of the intestinal tract. The citric acid in the lemon stimulates the secretion of bile in the liver and helps you digest lipids (fats), although it doesn’t prevent the body from storing fat. For the moment, no study has proven that lemon helps with slimming, but it certainly cleanses the body. The toxins present in the body and those that come from food are rapidly eliminated by the action of the lemon.
In the morning, mix the juice of one lemon in lukewarm water or water at room temperature. Ideally use an organic lemon, and squeeze it without adding sugar.
Made up of 85% water, apples are great for hydrating the body, which is why the fruit is popular with athletes, who lose a lot of water through sweating and who need rapid rehydration. What’s more, chewing on an apple leads to a sensation of fullness, which reduces your appetite and is a great natural hunger buster. With only 80 calories on average, you can eat as many as you like. The pectin contained in apples (especially in the skin) slows down the process of fat storage.
The fibre contained in raspberries helps with intestinal functioning. Their little “seeds” are rich in cellulose and accelerate digestion, while preventing constipation. But if your intestines are sensitive, make a raspberry juice that you strain through a fine sieve to get rid of the seeds.
Raspberries also contain pectin, a thick gel that protects the intestine by forming a protective barrier.
At first, if you are not used to eating oats, start with one spoon a day of this cereal, which is rich in soluble fibres, and can absorb around 30 times its volume in water. Porridge or oatmeal has a tendency to cause bloating. Its fibres can drain the digestive tract and the colon without being absorbed by the body. It is mainly eliminated naturally by the body, taking with it the carbohydrates (sugars) and lipids (fats) from the foods it was mixed with. This is why oatmeal is an excellent natural fat burner.
Green tea contains caffeine which promotes lipolysis, or fat burning. Polyphenol is another component of green tea, which allows the caffeine to slow down the assimilation of lipids and carbohydrates and thus reduce the number of calories absorbed. One leaf of green tea also contains 15 to 30% catechin, an antioxidant that regulates weight and that better redistributes fat in the body, especially moving it away from the waist area.
You need to drink two to three cups of green tea per day to see results, because the slimming action of its active ingredients lasts no more than 24 hours. Be advised in any case that green tea is not recommended for pregnant women or for people receiving medical treatment (ask your doctor beforehand).