New Delhi March 23: Often people tend to put on some weight by gorging on all sorts of hot, spicy and oily warm foods during the winter months. Now, with the arrival of summer, many would probably want to shed those extra pounds away fast by dieting or following a weight loss plan. But the problem is, most people get all wrong about their diets or activities, which may result in disappointment. If you’re struggling to lose weight despite following a health plan diligently, chances are you are not adopting the right strategies that increase your ability to burn calories and speed up your fat loss process.
What many dieters don’t know is that some of the best foods for burning stubborn belly fat can be found easily in their kitchen. These everyday ingredients are loaded with important nutrients that provide immense health benefits and aid in weight loss. Instead of going on a crash diet that isn’t a healthy option, one should choose a steady plan that promotes gradual weight loss and will be beneficial in the long run. Several research studies have shown that rapid weight loss can be harmful to your body as it slows your metabolism, leading to future weight gain. It also deprives your body of essential nutrients and can weaken your immune system, thereby increasing your risk of health problems such as dehydration, heart palpitations, and cardiac stress.
To help you shed that extra flab effectively in a healthy manner, we have listed three of the best fat-burning foods that will give you a flat tummy in very less time:
Apple cider vinegar
You must know that apple cider vinegar isn’t just a trend or a fad, it has been scientifically proven to aid in weight loss. While getting rid of that stubborn belly fat can be hard, consuming apple cider vinegar, along with diet and exercise, can do wonders to your efforts in shedding the muffin top. Studies suggest that the prime ingredient in apple cider vinegar, acetic acid, increases fat burning and decreases fat accumulation, which helps you lose weight. The acetic acid is also known also known to suppress your appetite. According to a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, taking a daily dose of vinegar led to a lower body weight, waist circumference and abdominal fat mass.
Simply mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water and take it before lunch or dinner.
Often referred to as the ‘wonder drug’ due to its huge medicinal properties, garlic is an excellent natural ingredient that can help you get rid of belly fat easily and fast. Studies show that garlic is a great anti-obesity food and can hinder the process of fat accumulation in the body. Allicin, the active compound in garlic, is believed to bring most of the health benefits. Among many health benefits that it gives, allicin has been shown to reduce blood pressure, improves cholesterol and insulin levels. This, in turn, may contribute to heart-healthy effects that can enhance fat-burning and raise the body’s metabolism. It’s a well-known fact that an increased metabolism rate helps you burn calories much faster and lose weight effectively.
To include garlic in your weight loss diet, just chew 2-3 cloves of garlic and drink warm lemon water every morning on an empty stomach. Follow this routine on a regular basis to yield best results as well as cleanse your body of toxins.
You may not know but mint acts as an appetite suppressant apart from giving your water a refreshing flavour. Another wonder herb is known for its therapeutic properties, mint can help in reducing weight by eliminating the harmful toxins from your body. Also, the antioxidants in mint can boost your metabolism rate, which further aids in burning extra fat. Mint is also an effective remedy for relieving stomach bloating and other digestive issues. Read:
Take some mint leaves – or blend them if you want – and add them to a glass of water. Keep it for a few hours, preferably 7-8 hours or overnight to get mint induced water that gives a refreshing taste. You can pour freshly squeed lemon juice into the mint induced water and add a pinch of black salt and a tablespoon of honey to make the taste better. Your mint drink is now ready. Do this every day for best results.
Please Note: As with any weight loss food, you should incorporate these ingredients as part of a healthy, well-balanced diet, because moderation is key. Moreover, a perfect weight loss regiment is incomplete without physical activity. So in order to burn more calories and trim down your waistline, try taking a brisk walk for 15 minutes daily or practice yoga on a regular basis. (with inputs from TimesNow)