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Your fat burning power can be improved upon if you feed your body the right selection of foods.

While garlic and onions may be a little stinky for your tastes, both of these powerhouse foods are excellent for your health. They are full of phytochemicals which break down fatty deposits that build up in the body. They also kill bacteria, viruses and fungi that threaten the body’s delicate system. Garlic and onions can break down cholesterol in the bloodstream and can fight against heart disease. Garlic and onions are a winning combination and also work just as well on their own. They fight fat and disease. Can you beat that power?

Speaking of phytochemicals, tomatoes contain both vitamin C as well as the phytochemical lycopene. Tomatoes support the development of an amino acid called carnitine. Carnitine is a fat burning powerhouse for sure! Research has shown that it speeds up the body’s ability to burn fat by as much as one-third of its capacity.

If you are not used to eating beans and legumes then it is time to begin! Legumes are one of the best sources of fiber of any food known to man and womankind. Not only do they keep your bowels working regularly and properly, but they also keep blood sugar at a normal level. Soy is a prime example of a food in this category that breaks down fat stores in the body.

Olives and olive oil are both composed of healthy (also known as monounsaturated) fats. Just like oatmeal, they both make the stomach feel fuller for a longer span of time and they reduce cravings for junk food. Yet another advantage of these foods is that they reduce blood pressure that has become too high.

Eating nuts that are raw and unsalted can give you an extra dose of essential fatty acids which can encourage the burning of fat. Nuts are very good for you in other ways as well. Did you know that they can lower your risk of having a heart attack by as much as 60 percent? They can.

The consumption of flax seeds and flax seed oil can attract oil-soluble toxins that find their way into the fatty tissues of the body and from there, help to get rid of fat-soluble toxins. This means that less fat will be stored in the body. Say bye bye to dreaded fat and hello to a thinner looking you!

Cayenne (or cayenne pepper as it is sometimes called) is a hot spice that is often referred to as a kind of natural antibiotic. Cayenne speeds up the process of metabolism and it lowers blood sugar in order that excess insulin will not be stored as fat. To burn more fat you might want to add cayenne to some of your favorite recipes.

So now you have it- an array of foods that have excellent fat burning potential for your body. You do not have to put up with lingering fat around your middle that serves no useful purpose whatsoever. Eat your way to a slimmer and trimmer you!

Samantha

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Forget fighting fire with fire – how about fighting fat with foods that increase your fat burning capacity?

If you are sick and tired of the extra pounds around your middle that  have become comfortable exactly where they are at and they just do not want to leave you in peace, then it is time to carefully examine the foods you are eating on a regular basis. There are certain foods that support your body in burning fat because they promote the main organ that handles fat – the liver – to work to the very best of its ability.

While there are many foods that have this unique fat burning potential, here we look at a selection of the top choices in no special order. Bear in mind however that you still need to watch how many calories you consume on a daily basis. As well, portion control is still important.

Do not unlace your sneakers either! Eating fat burning foods does not mean that you can give up exercising! You will still need to continue with your time in the gym and with the dreaded sit-ups. Eating more foods with the potential to burn fat is just another item to add to your arsenal to help you win the war you are having with your weight, as opposed to the other way around!

Start the Day by Burning Fat

To begin with, add green tea to your choice of beverages. Drink at least three to four cups a day and drink it black. Green tea is an excellent fat burning addition to your life. Start your day off right with a cup of green tea, steeped just the way you like it.

Speaking of starting the day off right, don’t stop with green tea. Maximize your fat burning potential even more by eating a bowl of oatmeal in the morning. Oatmeal is the good and most definitely, healthy kind of complex carbohydrate that keeps you feeling full for a lengthy period of time because it does not digest at a swift rate. This means that it should sustain you until lunch time. It will also keep your blood sugar level stable and will reduce your craving for fatty foods. Eat oatmeal plain or add some cinnamon for a little dash of flavor. Do not smother it with brown sugar and /or milk or you will defeat its fat burning potential (and purpose).

Everything is Coming Up Green!

You are probably constantly hearing about the importance of leafy green vegetables. There is a reason for that. Leafy greens are abundance in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. There is almost nothing healthier that you could possibly eat than leafy greens. Here is yet another reason to eat as many of them as possible- they provide plenty of fiber which your body needs. They also prevent you from being hungry. Leafy greens also help to keep your memory intact and they help to prevent cancer, heart disease and cataracts. Eat as much broccoli, spinach, mustard greens, kale, bok choy and other dark leafy green vegetables as you can handle.Watch your weight start to turn in your favor!

Read on for more foods that can fight fat big time in my follow-up post!

Samantha

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