Oxford University and Pennsylvania State University have found that certain foods have fat-burning, muscle-building, or satiety-inducing properties. Here are ten great weight loss foods that help you burn fat, build muscle, and increase your energy. They also help you to control cravings.
Raw Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C, such as oranges, lemons, pineapples, grapefruit, apples, limes, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage, celery, carrot, and watermelon liquefy body fat so it can be easily flushed out of your body, according to researchers at Arizona State University.
Pennsylvania State University researchers discovered that people who ate a large apple, approximately 128 calories, 15 minutes before lunch took in 187 fewer calories during lunch than those who didn’t snack beforehand. They also reported feeling more satisfied afterward.
Apples are loaded with belly-filling fiber, and they require lots of chewing, which can make you think you’re eating more than you really are, says study author Julie Obbagy, Ph.D..
Apples contain pectin, a strong appetite suppressant that keeps you satisfied for long periods of time, helping you to avoid overeating so you lose weight.
People who ate half a grapefruit three times a day lost 4 pounds in 12 weeks, even though they hadn’t deliberately altered any other part of their diets, according to a recent study from Louisiana State University.