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Top Fat Burning Foods

Eating certain foods can guarantee that you will burn more calories just by sitting there and eating them. It’s true! Certain foods have a very high thermogenic effect (fat burning), so you can literally burn calories as you eat them. And although the boost to your metabolism is temporary and according to some experts small, most women would agree that any calories burned is better than no calories burned.

Also, some of these eats have nutrients that can help your skin achieve new radiance and health!

Whole grains: Your body burns twice as many calories breaking down whole foods (specially those rich in fiber such as oatmeal and brown rice) than process foods. Fiber is key in helping the body digest foods and clean the intestinal track. Foods that lingers in the digestive tract any longer than necessary will produce toxic by-products thus causing a host of skin care concerns. A properly working digestive system will help clear up your skin and most other concerns.

Green Tea: Well-controlled research has proven that a compound in green tea called epigallo-catechin gallate (EGCG) gives a small but significant increase in 24 hour metabolic rate. Another report from the Journal of Clinical Nutrition state that people drinking four cups of green tea a day shed more than six pounds in eight weeks. And everyone knows that green tea contains antioxidants that aid the health of your skin immensely.

Lean Meats: Protein has a high thermogenic effect: you burn about 30 percent of the calories the food contains during digestion. This is probably why the Atkins diet was so popular. However just eating an all protein diet can be more harmful to your health in the long run.

Protein as part of a healthy diet is one of the necessary nutrients for your to body to naturally build collagen for your skin, giving it a youthful and glowing quality.

Hot Peppers: Capsaicin, is the compound that gives chili peppers their heat. And this is what kicks your metabolism into high gear, melting calories away. You can eat them, raw, cooked, dry or as a powdered. Add as much as you can to your foods.

Your body burns calories naturally by breathing, eating and even sleeping. The reason of course is that your body requires energy in order to fulfill it’s basic duties. But when you give it foods that are hard to digest and are overloaded with calories it can’t burn them fast enough.