Lime is rich in vitamin C, fiber, minerals, and other phytonutrients. The antioxidants present in lime helps to scavenge the harmful oxygen radicals and thereby helps the cells to function properly, which keeps all the physiological processes run properly. This, in turn, helps to metabolize food properly and prevent fat deposition.
Eggs are yummy and filling. Whole eggs are rich in fat soluble vitamins, protein, essential fatty acids, and minerals. Scientists at Saint Louis University discovered that eggs in breakfast induced and accelerated weight loss in the participants as they helped increase satiety. Have poached, scrambled, boiled, or sunny side up for breakfast to keep your hunger pangs at bay.
III. Green tea
Green tea is highly thermogenic because of the interaction between caffeine and catechin polyphenols with noradrenalin. This, in turn, stimulates brown adipose tissue thermogenesis. Green tea can also act as a detox drink as it is loaded with antioxidants. Have a cup of green tea in the morning for detoxification and melting the fat.
Nuts have an indirect thermogenic effect. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and healthy fats. These nutrients increase satiety, reduce inflammation, and aid detoxification, which keeps the cells active and helps in normal functioning. When the cells do their job well, the metabolic rate goes up. Have almonds, walnuts, pistachios, macadamia nuts or pine nuts for breakfast to boost your metabolism.
Grapefruits contain a substantial amount of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that prevents the conversion of sugars to fat. Grapefruits are also rich in dietary fiber which help increase satiety. Having a cup of grapefruit juice (with the pulp) or mixing grapefruit juice with other ingredients to prepare a tasty smoothie will keep your hunger pangs at bay and also aid weight loss.
Tomatoes contain lycopene improves metabolic health, reduces inflammation, and reduces cholesterol levels. Add tomato slices to your salad, lettuce boats, chicken curry, boiled chickpea salad or drink tomato juice to help boost your metabolism and lose the flab.
Garlic induces thermogenesis and helps to control the number of fat cells in the body. Add crushed, thinly sliced, or whole garlic in your soup, stew, broth, salad, curries, etc. to enhance the taste of your food as well as increase the pace of your body’s metabolic rate.
Yogurt is loaded with good gut bacteria that supports digestion. Yogurt also aids weight loss by increasing satiety, promoting fat loss, decreasing glycemic response, and increasing insulin sensitivity. You can have low-fat yogurt post lunch or add it to your crunchy salad as a substitute for mayonnaise or any other high-fat dressing.
IX. Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are loaded with vitamins A and C, calcium magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, antioxidants, and other phytonutrients that suppress fat cell division. It also helps to keep you full for longer. Have boiled or grilled sweet potato with a pinch of salt and pepper along with a medium serving of chicken/fish or lentil soup.
Scientists have established that ginger consumption enhances thermogenesis, keeps the hunger pangs at bay, and has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Add ginger to your salad, curry, wraps, stir-fried veggies/chicken to give your food an extra zing.