Thursday, November 15, 2007

List of food that Burn Fat, on Scientific Basis

What foods that burn fat? Is there a scientific basis for these claims? how do they act? this is what this article trying to resolve.

If you want a list of foods that burn fat that is based on scientific basis, that comprises very wide choices and is not limited to a narrow one, you are in the right place.

It is not the usual traditional list of known foods, with slight changes in words that make you even more confused. It is based your metabolic needs involving foods that burn fat by consuming energy as
metabolic calories or heat, moreover, it involves foods that do not burn fat inside cells, but foods that burn them outside the cell.

Protein:
Protein requires about 25% more metabolic energy to digest.


List of High Protein Foods

whey (supplement found in health food stores)
chicken breast
turkey breast
salmon
tuna
cottage cheese
swordfish
haddock
lean ground turkey
round steak
sirloin steak
lean ground beef
orange roughy

List of Good other Sources Of Protein
Whey (supplement found in health food stores)
Chicken (without skin)
Turkey (without skin)
Lean cuts of beef
Lean cuts of pork
Lean cuts of lamb
Lean cuts of veal
Eggs
Egg whites
Tuna fish
Salmon
Shrimp
Lobster
Flounder
Sardines
Snapper
Swordfish
Trout
Crab
Clams
Scallops
Sirloin steak
Round steak
Lean ground beef
Milk (2% or skim)
Cottage cheese (low fat/non fat)
Yogurt (low fat/non fat)
Tofu
Black beans
Garbanzo beans (aka chick peas)
Kidney beans
Lentils
Lima beans
Navy beans
Pinto beans
Miso
Soybeans
Peanuts
Almonds
Cashews
Hazelnuts
Pecans
Pistachio nuts
Natural peanut butter
Pumpkin seeds
Sunflower seeds
Protein powder, protein shakes and protein bars
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Calcium Rich Foods
Clinical trials proved that increasing dietary calcium significantly
augmented weight and fat loss secondary to calorie restriction, and increased the percentage of fat loss from the trunk region.

Dairy foods

Yogurt, plain
Yogurt, fruit
Milk, nonfat or low fat
Milk, whole
Cheese, including American, ricotta, cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese
Milk shakes
Eggnog

Nondairy Foods with Calcium

Salmon
Tofu
Rhubarb
Sardines
Collard greens
Spinach
Turnip greens
Okra
White beans
Baked beans
Broccoli
Peas
Brussels sprouts
Sesame seeds
Bok choy
Almonds
Celery

Calcium-fortified Foods
In addition to the large number of calcium rich foods that are naturally found, like milk and cheese, a lot of foods are now fortified with calcium. These can be especially good choices if you do not like to drink milk.
Calcium-fortified breakfast cereal, including General Mills Whole Grain Total, Total Raisin Bran, Total Cranberry Crunch, and Total Honey Clusters, all of which have 100%Daily Value of calcium per serving!
Calcium-fortified orange juice
Calcium-fortified soy milk
Instant oatmeal
Calcium-fortified bread or English muffins
Calcium-fortified drink mixes such as Pediasure or Carnation Instant Breakfast
Other calcium-fortified breakfast cereals, including General Mills Golden Grahams (350 mg)
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Low Glycemic Index Foods

Although these foods do not burn fat by themselves, yet they represent
a great help to you if you search to burn fat to lose weight.

Research revealed that low Glycemic index foods like most vegetables,fruits, beans and unprocessed grains raise blood sugar slowly. This guards against sharp rises in blood insulin the hormone that help synthesize fat. Animals fed on low glycemic index diet were lean, with normal amounts of fat in throughout their bodies, in contrast to animals fed on high glycemic index diet which had twice the normal amount of fat in their bodies, blood and livers. This is a bonus
property that may reduce the risk of gall stone formation that may accompany some diet programs.

Go here to view Glycemic Index (Gi) Food List

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Foods that lower blood sugar

Again, these foods do not burn fat by themselves, however, they have a great impact on one searching a healthy style of eating. Comprising these foods with the other mentioned groups will make you not in need to burn fat.

These foods help control your blood glucose so that sharp increases in blood insulin can be avoided. Controlling blood insulin is a great way to reduce the risks of insulin resistance, increased fat synthesis, and diabetes mellitus.

Go here to view Foods and Herbs Lower Blood Sugar
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Negative Calorie Foods (Fiber containing foods):
Fibers in plants hold water many times its weight of water, it is due to this property that keeps plants alive under the sun during the day time. Were it not, plants would have dried and died when exposed to sun rays for long hours.

When vegetables and fruits are ingested, they absorb a large amount of water acquiring a heavy mass that is pushed away by intestines to be excreted, this work consume energy more than the small amounts contained in these foods.
Go here to view aList of Negative-Calorie Foods . Additional information are calorie content and portion size.
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Warming Spices
When you eat these foods you feel hot and sweating, this is because they dilate blood vessels in the peripheries of your body, i.e. they shunt your blood into the vessels of your skin which has a large area that may absorb a good deal of blood that lose heat by sweating. To see result with them to burn fat, put them as a part of your plan, and not the only plan. If you feel you do not like them do not panic and search for another group of food to burn fat.

The list includes:
1- Cayenne Pepper
- Bell peppers
- pimento
- paprika
- chili
2- Cinnamon
3- Ginger (Turmeric)
4- Nutmeg
5- Mace
6- Cloves
7- Allspice
At Wikipedia there is a very large list 0f culinary herbs and spices that include even moreWarming Spices
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Some Special Foods and Drinks that Burn Fat:

1- Apples:
It contains the highest content of pectin, in some studies pectin were found to bind fatty acids, and this may cause fats not to be absorbed into the intestinal walls, i.e. it burns them before they enter into the body. Why not take them as snacks?


2- Green Tea:
I wonder this great buzz about green tea, is it supposed to be taken alone to burn fat? will it replace foods for one searching to burn fat? do not you drink teas?
The clinical studies proved it has an effect on burning fat, so what is the problem if it is taken as an additive to a plan to burn fat?
Drink green tea for its antioxidant effect as well as to burn fat.


Would not it be a better choice that you define your plan to burn fat and lose weight, then you choose your appropriate food out of this very large list of foods?

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