6 Fat-burning Foods to Add to Your Diet

With all the different diets out there, it is hard to tell what is good for you and what isn’t. Do I eat carbs. Do I not eat carbs. Wait protein does what?

It can get very confusing! Here are foods that literally burn calories as you chew and boot your metabolism. No, this isn’t too good to be true!

Whole grains

When you eat whole grains your body burns twice as many calories, especially those rich in fiber such as oatmeal and brown rice, than processed foods.

Lean Meats

Lean meats such as chicken breasts have a high thermogenic effect. You can burn about 30% of the calories the food contains while your stomach is digesting it.

Low-fat dairy products

These are rich in calcium and vitamin D, which help your body preserve and build muscle mass.

Green Tea

Drinking four cups of green tea a day helped people shed more than six pounds in eight weeks, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports. Credit EGCG, a compound in the brew that temporarily speeds metabolism after sipping it. To up your intake, keep a jug of iced tea in the fridge. (Health)


This superfood packs 35% of your daily iron intake in just one cup. Since 20% of us are iron-deficient, these are great to add to your diet. When your body lacks a nutrient like iron, your metabolism slows down.

Hot peppers

Capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick, heats up your body, which makes you melt additional calories. You can get it by eating raw, cooked, dried, or powdered peppers (Health)



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