Archive for the ‘Foods That Combat Fat’ Category

Foods That Combat Fat

November 15, 2009

Your allies in battling bulge?

These edibles have proven

lipid-melting powers that help you slim.

 

 almonds

Almonds

 

Almond joy!

 Dieters who ate 3 ounces of these nuts every day reduced their weight and body-mass index by a solid 18 percent compared with an 11 percent drop in the no-nut group. Almonds are high in alpha-linolenic acid, which can speed the metabolism of fats. Stick to 12 per serving.

 

berries

 Berries

Vitamin C“loaded fruit such as strawberries and raspberries can help you sizzle up to 30 percent more fat during exercise. Blend a vinaigrette of 1 cup berries and ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

 

 

cinnamon

Cinnamon

 This spice could make your waistline nice. Sprinkling ¼ teaspoon on your food may prevent a post-meal insulin spike. This increase normally occurs after you eat and signals the body that it should store fat rather than burn it. Add a dash to your oatmeal, yogurt or coffee.

 

mustard

Mustard

 Hello, yellow. The spice that gives mustard its color, turmeric, may slow the growth of fat tissues. Eighty-six mayo in favor of any mustard; sprinkle turmeric on cauliflower and roast for a tangy side.

 

orange

Oranges

 

Prevent pound creep with this citrus star: It contains fat-torching compounds called flavones. Women who ate the most flavones had a significantly lower increase in body fat over a 14-year period. Snack on slices or drink freshly squeezed OJ (with pulp!) for the biggest payback.

 

 

soybeans

Soybeans

 These green gems are rich in choline, a compound that blocks fat absorption and breaks down fatty deposits. Add ½ cup edamame to a salad.

 

sweet potato

Sweet Potatoes

Trade up to sweet taters. Theyre high in fiber, which means no drastic insulin jumps and thus less fat packed onto your hips. Bake a small sweet potato “think of two bars of soap as a portion size” and top with a dollop of low-fat or nonfat cottage cheese.

 

swiss cheese

Swiss cheese

Holy cow: Calcium-rich foods reduce fat-producing enzymes and increase fat breakdown, says Michael B. Zemel, Ph.D., director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Put toe to toe with some of its cheesy counterparts, Swiss is a heavy hitter in the calcium department; layer a slice on a lunchtime sandwich or stack some on high-fiber crackers.

 

 

 

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