Christmas was only a month ago and we are certain that you still have some holiday weight to lose. Crash diets aren’t the way to go. You should instead include these foods in your diet.
Ginger – Used for centuries to help relieve digestive upset/disturbances, ginger can also help reduce inflammation, boost blood flow to muscles, and aid muscle recovery. It has also has been shown to boost the metabolic rate.
Avocado – The monounsaturated fats found in avocados are burned readily for fuel during exercise and actually encourage fat burning. Avocados also contain a very interesting carb called mannoheptulose, a sugar that actually blunts insulin release and enhances calcium absorption, both of which are critical for encouraging fat loss.
Soybeans – Soybeans are the direct origin of soy protein, which has been shown to build muscle as efficiently as other forms of protein like whey and beef. Soy has also been shown to aid fat loss, possibly by decreasing appetite and calorie intake.
Water – This just may be your best ally in fighting body fat. Studies have shown that drinking two cups of cold water can boost metabolic rate by 30 percent. It has been estimated that drinking about two cups of cold water before breakfast, lunch and dinner every day for a year can burn 17,400 extra calories, which translates into a little more than five pounds of bodyfat!
Honey – Yes, it’s a sugar, but it’s fairly low on the glycemic index. Keeping insulin levels low and steady is critical for maintaining a fat-burning environment in your body. Honey is also a rich source of nitric oxide (NO) metabolites; ultimately that means it actually encourages fat release from the body’s fat cells.
Source – www.muscleandfitness.com