The 4 Best Fat Burning Foods to Add to Your Smoothie Every Day
We all enjoy delicious smoothies. Not only because they are delicious, but also because they provide us with the nutrition our bodies so desperately need. What if, we can add even more nutrition to our daily smoothies. We really can!
When we add these fat burning foods to our smoothies, we not only turn our smoothies into super food, but we help turn our bodies into fat burning machines.
These are four of my favorite fat burning foods:
It’s a dietary miracle: A fat that makes you skinny. Dietary supplementation of coconut oil actually reduced abdominal obesity in a study published in the journal Lipids. Of the participants, half were given two tablespoons of coconut oil daily and the other half were given soybean oil, and although both groups experienced overall weight loss, only the coconut oil group saw smaller waistlines.
…Thank C.O.’s medium-chain triglycerides, which are burned as energy instead of being stored as fat, and lauric acid, which has been shown to pinpoint belly fat and torch it.
The little waist-shrinking soldiers are an easy way to sweeten your smoothies—and one of the most effective fruits at burning fat. They’re loaded with polyphenols, naturally occurring chemicals which burn fat and can even prevent it from forming!
In a Texas Women’s University study, mice who consumed berries had 73% less belly fat than those who didn’t.
Kickstart your morning — and your metabolism — with this sweet spice. Japanese researchers found that mice who ate a daily helping of cinnamaldehyde (the ingredient that gives cinnamon its flavor) lost belly fat, while those who skipped the spice did not.
A smoothie with added cinnamon will also help head off the 11 am hangries: It contains powerful antioxidants that keep blood sugar stable, preventing hunger-inducing spikes and crashes.
Ginger can burn fat off your belly—it actually accelerates your metabolism. In a recent study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Japanese researchers fed obese rats ginger extract and found that they had more energy, built more muscle and burned more fat.
A separate study found that overweight men who drank a hot ginger beverage in the AM reported greater satiety and less hunger; the researchers also observed a spike in their metabolic rate.
There are lots of scientific studies backing up why these four ingredients are good fat burning foods. They are also very easy to add to any smoothie. Please share how you use these ingredients in your smoothies? Which of these fat burning foods is your favorite?