The Top 10 Fat Burning Foods ListWritten by Dr. Mariyet Zahedi Nik
- Green Tea
Make green tea your drink of choice to quench that thirst, satisfy your minimum daily fluid intake while at the same time burning those calories. Green tea contains the anti-oxidant EGCG which works to burn calories throughout the whole day.
Also keep in mind the added benefit of green tea replacing those drinks laden with sugars and the host of other health benefits such as the anti cancer and cholesterol maintenance properties.
- Whole grain bread
The fibre content of wholegrain bread is high along with the nutritional benefits of the seeds within. Wholegrain toast makes for a satisfying and low GI breakfast and wholegrain bread is excellent for sandwiches or as the side carbohydrate for a meal like soup.
Important to note is that brown bread does not mean whole grain. Some brown bread can contain colourings to achieve its brown appearance.
It is packed with good fats which are conducive to weight loss. It is super easy to prepare and a cost effective, satisfying meal with a plate of vegetables and brown rice for example. A steak of salmon can be covered in a bowl and cooked in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Try the condiment Chermoula if you can get your hands on it. Delicious!
- Garlic and Onions
Yes we know, garlic and onions are two foods not one. We will bunch them together because of their ease of use and common combination and addition to foods.
Minerals and oils inside garlic and onions help to break down fat and increase the metabolism.
Onions and/or garlic can be utilized in every meal.
If you can appreciate the green flavour of broccoli you have yourself a low calorie, zero fat vegetable that can accompany any meal. Broccoli boasts a great deal of fibre and a host of other health benefits in your daily diet. It is a great accompaniment in almost any meal and filling.
Berries are high in nutrients including antioxidants. When you buy them frozen their freshness is locked in and they can be kept for some time and used in a variety of ways. In summer thaw a few berries in your mouth. Just like ice cubes, only tastier. Add them to your oatmeal, cereal, low fat ice cream or yoghurt.
- Lean Chicken
Versatile, tasty, filling and high in protein. Chicken can be used in a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner.
It is high in protein, great as a part of breakfast, dessert and a tasty snack. Low fat yoghurt is a great way to get your daily dose of dairy and can be transformed into a delicious meal with the addition of fruits or cereal.
- Brown Rice
Once you go brown you’ll never want to go back to white. It has substance and is covered in fibre. The nutty taste and texture of brown rice goes beautifully with your meats (such as lean chicken) and vegetables and is very filling.
Be sure to drink plenty of water when you have something as fibre rich in your diet as brown rice.
Not just rich in Fibre, the high vitamin C content of oranges is conducive to fat burning. Vitamin C promotes the production of Carnitine in the body which oxidizes fatty acids (breaks them down/burns fat).
Preferably eat your oranges fresh rather then in supplement form or juice. The fruit is highest in fiber and a filling and sweet satisfying end to meals.
I completed studies in two universities with two different majors at the same time(commercial management and software engineering). Then turned to my great love, medicine, by studying social working and nursing in Iran. After that I immigrated to Austria and studied medical Informatics and Pharmacy in German in Vienna University .In 2011 and 2012 I was awarded as an Outstanding Student from” The students living abroad.” Due to some problems I had to stay and live in Iran for some years. Having been here in Tehran only 3years, I am now finishing my education in Pharmacy in Shahidbeheshti University.