You don’t always have to subtract foods from your diet to achieve results. In fact, by adding these foods to your meals, you’ll help your body blast fat so you can shed stubborn pounds.
Chia seeds are super high in soluble fiber which, in addition to filling you up, has cholesterol-lowering properties and prevents the absorption of fat. For a hydrating metabolism-boosting beverage, try a chia seed cocktail. Add chia seeds, a slice of lemon and a dash of agave to distilled water.
Pepitas is the Spanish word for pumpkin or squash seeds. These seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to decrease the body’s ability to store fat. They’re also high in protein and magnesium which helps curb cravings and strengthen muscles. Try eating 1 cup of seeds a few times a week either by roasting them or sprinkling them on meals.
A member of the radish family, daikon is an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, phosphorus and potassium. Daikon is a common ingredient in Asian cuisine and it contains natural enzymes that aid in the digestion of fat and carbohydrates. Peel and grate this vegetable, and add to soups, salads, or stir-fry dishes. Daikon can also be used in any recipe that calls for traditional radishes.
Super Meal to Flush Fat: Quinoa, Chicken and Tomato
Quinoa, an ancient grain and a complete protein, decreases appetite and is rich in amino acids and vitamin E. Tomatoes add flavor to this dish and reduce inflammation. Chicken is a lean protein and will satisfy your hunger and continue to burn fat after you have finished eating. Each of these ingredients works singularly to fight fat but when combined they become a fat-fighting super meal.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/4 cup fresh mint
2 tbsp olive oil
2 celery ribs
3 garlic cloves
2 chicken breasts