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Best Thermogenic Fat Burning Food

Not many people know that food can help in burning fat. If you consume right food, it can start thermogenesis which can burn fat very fast. There are many foods that can increase metabolic rate by suppressing symptoms of slow metabolism. It is necessary to know when you can consume these foods. In this blog post, we share with you a list of fat-burning foods.

  • Green Tea

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Green Tea is a very thermogenic beverage. This is due to the presence of caffeine, catechin polyphenols and noradrenalin. This helps in stimulating brown adipose tissue thermogenesis. As green tea is loaded with antioxidants, it is a great detox drink. It is recommended that you daily have a cup of green tea for melting fat and detoxification. Try this Green Iced Tea Recipe.

  • Nuts

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Nuts are thermogenic in nature. They are a great source of minerals, vitamins, healthy fats and dietary fiber. This helps in increasing satiety, aid detoxification and reduce inflammation. Thus keeping your cells active and promoting normal functioning. The metabolic rate increases if the cells work properly. Some good nuts include pistachios, walnuts, almonds, macadamia and pine. Try the recipe of Walnut Spread.

  • Eggs

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Eggs are very delicious and filling. Whole eggs contain good fat, protein, vitamins,           minerals and essential fatty acids. Various researchers have concluded that eggs when taken for breakfast help in increasing weight loss and satiety. Eggs can be had in the form of poached, boiled, scrambled or sunny side up. Try this Poached Egg recipe.

  • Kale

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If you consume kale, it checks blood sugar levels after meals. If the levels of blood sugar are not in check, it can lead to weight gain, type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance. You should prepare kale smoothie/blanch kale and consume it with eggs to help in weight loss. Try the recipe of Braised Kale Frittata.

  • Lime

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Lime is full of fiber, minerals, vitamin C and different phytonutrients. Lime contains antioxidants, which help in removing harmful oxygen radicals. This helps the cells in proper functioning. As a result, all the physiological processes are taken care of and thus help in metabolization of food. Try the recipe of Cilantro Limade.

  • Chia Seeds

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Chia seeds help in lowering serum lipid levels and glucose levels. They are rich in fiber and increase satiety. Thus preventing fat absorption. Chia seeds reduce inflammation and increase sensitivity to insulin. You can add chia to your breakfast or smoothie for flavor. Try the recipe of Blueberry And Chia Quinoa.

  • Coffee

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Coffee is another beverage that increases the thermic effect. Coffee has been found to increase metabolic rate and fat oxidation. If black coffee is consumed without any artificial sweetener, it burns fat. Try the recipe of Cold Brew Coffee.

  • Fish

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Fishes are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. They help in decreasing inflammation, triglyceride levels and increase good cholesterol(HDL). Such physiological changes regulate genes and cell functions, thus increasing metabolic rate. Try the recipe of Fish Curry.

  • Lean Meat

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It is not easy to digest protein easily. If you consume good protein, it can increase metabolism. Lean meat like chicken breast, lean pork and ground turkey reduce consumption of animal fat. Try the recipe of Salmon With Tomato Basil Relish.

  • Dark Chocolate

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Dark chocolate can increase the thermic effect of food, thus increasing metabolism. It helps in curbing fat synthesis and helps in reducing carbs and fats absorption in the body. It makes you feel full. Try the recipe of Dark Chocolate Ganache.

10 New Year Foods That Bring Good Luck

There are some interesting foods out there that are believed to bring good luck into your life for the whole year, especially if taken on a New Year’s Day. You may be superstitious or not but you will find these food perfect for New Year celebrations.

  1. Noodles

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Eating noodles is a usual practice in China, Japan and other countries of Asia. Eating long noodles on New Year’s Day. Due care is taken to make sure that the noodles are not broken during preparation. That is why, they are stir fried when preparing Long-Life Noodles.

Stir-Fried Noodles & Beansprouts recipe

  1. Pork

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Pigs are a symbol of progress in some countries including Spain, Cuba, Hungary, Austria and Portugal. Some believe that the reason behind this is because pigs don’t move backward. And its not only pork, foods that are shaped like pigs also count.

Chocolate Pigs recipe

  1. Grapes
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Mexicans pop a grape for every stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Each grape represents a page of the New Year calendar. If any of the fruit is bitter, one should keep a watch on that month. Other fruits that are popular include pomegranates, which have many seeds and figs that symbolize fertility.

  1. Fish

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Fish is considered a lucky food for a New Year’s Day. It is necessary that the fish be served from head to tail in one peace. This ensures that the whole year will be good.

Whole Grilled Fiesta Fish recipe

  1. Pomegranate
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In Turkey, Pomegranates are considered to bring good luck. Their red color represents human heart which is a symbol of life and fertility. They are also great from health’s point of view with abundant, round seeds which denote prosperity.

  1. Greens

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From South America to Europe, everyone eats green leafy vegetables including collards, cabbage and kale which are considered lucky on a New Year’s Day because of their appearance and color that is similar to paper cash. According to the belief, the more you eat, the more prosperous and healthier you will be.

Greens Recipe

  1. Lentils
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Lentils are a popular food for New Year in Italy. Cotechino con Lenticchie(green lentils with sausage) is a popular meal of New Year in Italy. According to a myth, Lentils are considered to be lucky in Hungary. They are preferred to be taken with soup.

Cotechino con Lenticchie recipe

  1. Black-Eyed Peas

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These are thought to bring good luck to one’s life because of their appearance like a penny. They are enjoyed in southern part of USA. They are served on New Year in a traditional dish called Hoppin’ John.

Southern Black-Eyed Peas recipe

  1. Cornbread

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Cornbread is a favorite treat throughout the year, and it is considered a New Year special in South America. This is because its color is similar to that of gold.

Cornbread recipe

Cakes & Circular food

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Foods that are in the shape of ring are said to bring good luck. This may be because they represent coming full circle.

Chocaroon Cake recipe

 

Wish you a very Happy New Year 2016.

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