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New Foods to Fight Fat

By eHealthIQ
Reviewed: March 03, 2014

Superfoods are a type of food that are high in nutrient content or possess special compounds that help the body more substantially than a typical-food item would. Fat-fighting superfoods are the best way to nourish your body and fight fat. These six superfoods will have you on your way to a slimmer and healthier you in no time at all.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate may contain a lot of fat itself, but it is a fat-fighting food that reduces cortisol. Cortisol is a stress hormone that causes your body to hang on to fat when you are trying to lose weight. Dark chocolate is relaxing to the body because of theobromine and caffeine contained in the dark bean. Eat dark chocolate that has at least 75 percent cocoa.

Chia Seeds

Chia is known as the popular chia pet, but it’s actually a healthy seed that can fight fat. Chia seeds help your body retain hydration. They also pack a ton of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein in just a small serving. Choosing chia over other seeds could help you lose weight quickly. You can even make chia pudding or mix it with your juices for a healthy effect.

Yellow Bell Peppers

Yellow peppers contain a lot of Vitamin C. They also pack tons of fiber, and they make an easy snack. Yellow peppers are at a middle stage of ripeness. Eating one of these each day can boost your fat-burning ability because it stimulates the production of carnitine in the body. This hormone is responsible for burning fat and building muscle.

Jerusalem Artichokes

You have probably never heard of this one. Jerusalem artichokes are a super-healthy food that is responsible for delivering your body a whopping dose of iron. They also help fight lethargy, boost your metabolism for fat burning and give you extra energy when you need it most. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, give these a try to get the all important dose of iron in your system.

Spirulina

Spirulina is a great source of energy. It has tons of B12, and that can help boost your energy levels and alleviate depression. Eating spirulina or taking a supplement with this algae can help you fight fat. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and other bits of goodness that you need to stay healthy and fit.

Hemp Seeds

These do not contain THC, but they do pack tons of protein and energy. Hemp seeds could be a valuable addition to your diet to help you shed fat and lose weight quickly.

 

 

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/healthy-eating/superfoods/fat-fighting-superfoods/?page=2
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/11/29/are-these-the-new-superfoods-for-2012_n_1118257.html

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