Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fat Fighting Foods

Fat is needed by our body to be healthy. It plays a vital role in maintaining great skin and hair, it also helps to insulate organs against shock, and it is also needed in maintaining body temperature and promotes healthy cellular functions. While it is nearly impossible to remove fat from our diet, it would also be unhealthy if we do so.

However too much intake of fatty food that is not essential is also not advisable as it can impose numerous diseases. So here are some foods that are not only delicious but also nutritious.


Pronounce as keen-wa, this whole grain is rich in protein and fiber. It is packed with nutrients such as iron, selenium, zinc, vitamin E, you can easily slid in a dish like mixing in vegetables and rice.



Stir some into your coffee or tea for added sweetness without extra calories. Cinnamon are known to have a stabilize blood sugar level.

Hot Peppers

These appetizing peppers are pack with capsaicin known to slightly increase metabolism.

Green Tea

Green tea has pythochemicals called cathecins w/c help the body to possibly increase the calorie-burning capabilities of our body making it a great weight loss strategy



Many raw fruits and vegetables are chock-full of water and nutrients, but low in calories. Watermelon is a great example. It's a rich source of the antioxidant lycopene and adds some vitamins A and C to your day, too.


Berries are high in water and fiber, which can keep you full longer. But they have another benefit -- they're very sweet. This means berries can satisfy your sweet tooth for a fraction of the calories you would take in gobbling cookies or brownies. Blueberries stand out because they're easy to find and loaded with antioxidants.

Sweet Potatoes



If you substitute a sweet potato, you might not need any of that. Baked sweet potatoes are so full of flavor, they require very little embellishment. This can save you loads of calories. As a bonus, sweet potatoes are packed with potassium, beta carotene, vitamin C, and fiber.




Studies suggest eating protein in the morning will keep your hunger at bay longer than eating a bagel or other carbs. One egg has only 75 calories but packs 7 grams of high-quality protein, along with other vital nutrients. Bonci adds that your body will burn more calories digesting eggs than a carb-heavy breakfast. If you have high cholesterol, check with your doctor about how many eggs you can eat per week.



Oatmeal has three things going for it: fiber-rich whole-grain oats, lots of water, and it's hot. Hot food takes longer to eat, and all that liquid and fiber will help you feel full longer



A standout whole grain is bulgur wheat, the type found in tabouli. It's high in fiber and protein, but low in fat and calories. That helps you fill up with a minimum of calories.



If you dress your salad with oil and vinegar, you may get another fat-fighting benefit. More research is needed, but some studies suggest vinegar may help the body break down fat.

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