Raspberries contain Ketones, which helps to decrease belly fat, visceral fat and overall body fat, by increasing the body’s metabolism. Berries contain fibre which is very important in weight control. They also contain antioxidants that help to protect the cells, prevent cell damage and the growth of cancerous cells. Strawberries help to reduce insulin and blood sugar levels. Having high blood sugar levels can cause excess sugar to be found in fatty cells.
They contain a natural chemical called capsaicin, which helps to reduce appetite and calorie intake. Capsaicin also increases metabolism and promotes weight loss.
Beans are packed with protein and fibre. They can help to build lean muscle and lower the body’s cholesterol levels. Beans and legumes are quite filling, this means you are likely to eat less, taking in fewer calories. Beans also helps the body to burn calories.
Green vegetables such as kale and spinach, are low in carbohydrates and high in fibre. They speed up the metabolism and cause frequent bowel movement. They contain calcium which helps to strengthen the bones and also promote weight loss. Green vegetables have fewer calories and they help you feel full for a longer period of time. They also contain antioxidants that help prevent cancer.
Though green tea is a drink and not food, it needs to be on this list. It is one of the world’s healthiest beverages. The caffeine in green tea acts as a stimulant that aids weight loss and promotes exercise performance. The caffeine content in green tea is a lot less than the caffeine content in coffee. It contains a special type of antioxidant called EGCG (Epigallocategin gallate), which causes the fat cells to break down more fat.
Studies have shown that green tea increases the ability to burn fat during exercise. It also decreases appetite and targets visceral fat, which is closely linked to type II diabetes and heart disease.