Physicians get concerned with individuals who are overweight due to the inflammatory damage that is associated with an overweight body. Foods that have powerful anti-inflammatory properties are extremely critical in an effective weight loss strategy. Most people wonder what foods have the best fat burning effect and this article discusses the top 10 fat burning superfoods.
It is no secret that our obesity levels have doubled in the last 20 years. Over 70% of Americans have tried some sort of a “diet” by the time they are 25 years old. Despite these good intentions it is obvious that most have had limited success.
Good Fats are Key for Good Hormones:
Good fats help to build healthy cell membranes. These membranes are able to utilize good hormonal communication signals to appropriately manage metabolism. Diets rich in sugars, grains, hydrogenated oils and omega 6 fats inflame the body and damage the cell membranes. This alters insulin and leptin signaling leading to insulin and leptin resistance, weight gain, diabetes, and chronic inflammation.
Diets rich in good fats (saturated and Omega-3) anti-oxidants, electrolytes, and trace minerals de-inflame the body and allow for proper insulin/leptin signaling resulting in weight loss, stable energy and disease prevention.
Ten Best Fat Burning Foods
1 Coconut: The medium chain saturated fats in coconut help to rev up the metabolism by boosting thyroid function. The thyroid plays a very important role in metabolism, fat burning & fat distribution. It also stabilizes blood sugar by enhancing cellular insulin sensitivity.
2 Grass-Fed Beef and Wild Game: These meat sources are extremely rich in Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). This is a powerful metabolic fuel that enhances glucose sensitivity. CLA is known to improve the ability of fatty acids to enter the muscle and connective tissue cell membranes where they can be burned for fat.
3 Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Unpasteurized ACV is rich in acetic acid, B vitamins, potassium, enzymes and probiotics. The acetic acid stabilizes blood sugar, reduces insulin surges and improves satiety during and after eating.
4 Lemon: Lemon contains citric acid, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin P. These unique nutrients provide a powerful bioelectrical approach that charges up energy levels, alkalizes the body, enhances liver detoxification and reduces inflammation.
5 Raw Cheese: Raw, unpasteurized cheese from 100% grass-fed cows and goats is one of the best foods on the planet. It contains tons of omega 3 fatty acids and CLA that are linked with healthy weight loss and improved muscle mass. It also contains healthy protein and fat soluble vitamins A, E, D3, & K2.
6 Amasai: This unique fermented dairy beverage is native to the Masai tribe in Kenya. Fermented dairy from 100% grass-fed cows provides healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and probiotics. These probiotic strains help enhance gut motility and nutrient absorption.
7 Avocado: This fruit is loaded with very good fats that enhance cell membrane activity, balance hormones and speed up metabolism. This is also one of nature’s richest sources of potassium which helps remove excess water and cellulite from the body.
8 Organic Eggs: Extremely rich in carotenoid anti-oxidants such as vitamin A&E as well as lutein and zeaxanthin. Eggs also contain omega 3 fatty acids and healthy saturated fat that makes for strong and vibrant cell membranes.
9 African Mango: Scientists believe the African Mango seed extract acts to powerfully enhance leptin sensitivity by reducing the inflammatory C Reactive protein. Leptin is a hormone released from fat cells that interacts with specific receptor sites in the hypothalamus of the brain to stimulate fat burning and feelings of satiety.
10 Fermented Whey Beverages: These beverages contain extraordinary amounts of potassium, magnesium, enzymes, and probiotics to help flush out toxins. Additionally, they also contain branched chain amino acids which enhance muscle recovery and improve fat burning.
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