Five fat burning foods

I have already commented many times in my blog: miracles do not exist and much less in diets. That’s why when we talk about fat-burning foods we should be aware that it will not be easy or quick, but they will help us lose weight a lot.
When we hear the word fat burning, the magic pills that we can find even in supermarkets come to mind, but nothing is further from reality: fat burning foods are natural products that accelerate our metabolism by undoing the accumulated fat deposits in our bodies. the tissues.

We must bear in mind that weight loss has to be gradual to avoid the annoying rebound effect, and although we can use specific diets in specific cases such as fat burning soup, remember that this type of diet should never be carried out for more than seven days
Drink a minimum of two liters of water per day. This will eliminate toxins and everything your body does not need.
Eliminate refined flours, industrial food, sweets from your meals … these foods are our biggest enemies, something like fat accumulators.
Exercise. The sedentary lifestyle has dire consequences, not only for our weight, but also for your health. Just walking half an hour a day will make you feel much better.
Eat. To lose weight, the important thing is not to stop eating, but quite the opposite. You must make five meals a day, giving priority to breakfast and, of course, controlling what you eat.
FAT BURN FOOD
Today we bring you five examples of fat-burning foods that will be very easy to include in your day to day without having to radically change your meals, thus avoiding the inconvenience of starting a diet and what that entails, because let’s be honest, the simple word diet makes our appetite open
The Apple. The forbidden fruit in our case will be our greatest ally. It is one of the best fat burning foods, although to notice its effects you must take two or three pieces of this fruit daily. Include one at breakfast as it will give you the strength you need to face the day, another piece you can take as a dessert and the last at dinner. To take it, use imagination: you can take it naturally, make a smoothie or a delicious dessert such as apple pie or apple sauce; Do it as you like!
Green Tea. At this point, we all know the benefits of green tea, as it reduces the ability to absorb fats from food and stimulates the burning of accumulated fat in the body. Drink as much green tea as you want.
Watermelon. All foods with high water content will help us not only to eliminate toxins, but also to eliminate fat from our body. The watermelon also, with that sweetness that identifies it, becomes one of our favorite dishes especially in summer.
Calcium. The ideal is to consume three servings of dairy per day, since calcium stimulates the combustion of fats. A glass of milk and two yogurts will give us the daily rations we need and help us fight fat. Have you tried mixing yogurt with apple chips? It’s delicious dessert that combines two of our favorite fat burning foods.
Spices Curry, paprika and pepper among others, due to its spicy flavor generate a greater energy expenditure during digestion, so they burn fat while they are digested. If you are a fan of spicy food, take advantage, always in moderation.

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The best rejuvenating anti-aging foods

Know the natural foods that the body requires to combat the aging process, with these anti-aging foods you will be able to show off a beautiful, young and wrinkle-free skin.

Olive oil and olives
Both the fruit and olive oil are anti-aging foods, for their richness in monounsaturated fatty acids, such as oleic acid with antioxidants such as phenolic flavones from olives and phenols and vitamin E from olive oil. They have a marked effect on the health of the heart and arteries, since they help lower blood pressure and regulate the levels of fats in the blood, main factors of current mortality, hence the Mediterranean people who consume olive oil. Longer than others. They also protect against cancer, especially breast cancer. They delay neuronal aging and prevent mental deterioration and the memory loss of old age. It also helps keep the skin hydrated and healthy.

Tip: The best oil is the virgin olive oil that is obtained by the first pressing of the olives, without chemical additives, it is more expensive but it comes out much more profitable and tasty.

Garlic and onion
Both are typical Mediterranean foods that keep us young, although they can recognize us as ‘closed eyes’, but their great virtue is in the volatile substances derived from sulfur that cause the smell of food, along with flavonoids such as onion quercetin. , which quickly passes into the bloodstream and is excreted through the lungs and skin. Garlic and onions have multiple benefits, their fungicidal and bactericidal action give them a reputation for natural antibiotics, in addition the onion is a good fluidifier of the blood of mucus and calms the cough. Both decrease and balance the levels of cholesterol and blood fluids, have an anticoagulant effect and improve blood circulation and hypertension.

Tip: Are you worried about smelling garlic? Think that the more people eat garlic in the world you will call less attention, so to proclaim to the `4 winds’ the virtues of garlic.
Oatmeal
This cereal has become fashionable for its content in protein and satiating fiber, which help to lose weight and fat. The oatmeal was the breakfast of the grandparents for its energetic value, but it is also a source of acid that prevents cancer. They provide soluble fiber in the form of beta-glucan decreases appetite and absorbs fats in the blood. Its content in avenine, a calm and de-stressing substance, could be the reason why those who take oats are grandparents in good shape, without nerves and with good humor.

Tip: Opt for the most natural oatmeal to make cooked porridge or your own muesli for breakfast, not worth the same in the form of breads or cookies.

Berries
Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, reds, raspberries, currants, etc. They are small concentrations of antioxidants, their intense color comes from the blue-purple anthocyanin content. They are also a source of antioxidant ellagic acid and salicylate, an anesseptic and natural anti-inflammatory, which helps reduce pain and inflammation, both when you play sports and when age is noticed in the joints. They prevent most tumors and maintain cardiovascular health. All berries are rich in vitamin C and some like blackberries are also source of vitamin E.

Tip: alternate some type of berry in each season, strawberries in spring, blackberries in summer, and freeze for when the cold arrives or opt for dried berries if you can not find them.

Broccoli
It is a vegetable of the family of cabbages, all of them highly recommended to eat every week for their good nutritional qualities. Broccoli is the most famous of the family because of its high content of  substances famous because they prevent tumors and prevent their expansion since they stimulate metabolism detoxifying enzymes to eliminate waste substances and activate the elimination of cancer cells.
Tip: Broccoli should be cut if eaten raw or cooked lightly for enzymes to act, but avoid yellowing or cooking too much because it loses its action and vitamin C.

Cherries
Its color already indicates its richness especially anthocyanin responsible for the intense red color almost black of the more mature cherries. This pigment has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that make it an anti-aging fruit, both to avoid the inflammatory problems of joints associated with aging, arthritis and osteoarthritis and to reduce muscle damage after intense exercise, which is why they call it vegetable aspirin. . Its protective effect against tumors such as colon, stomach and prostate cancer has also been proven. If you also take cherries your heart will stay young and the arteries clean of fatty deposits, one of the best guarantees of longevity.

Advice: better fresh because during cooking most of the anthocyanins are removed, you can freeze them during the season to have them on hand throughout the year.

Dark chocolate and cocoa
Dark chocolate has a higher proportion of solid cocoa. Chocolate is a very energetic food of great caloric value due to its high content of fats, but these are vegetable fats and combined with fiber, they avoid the accumulation of fat in the arteries and in the love handles, in addition to avoiding the aggregation of the platelets improving the fluidification of the blood.

Tip: if you consume a dark chocolate that has 70% cocoa you can enjoy chocolate with the excuse of its healthy properties, without abuse.

Turmeric
This strange root of orange color can be eaten fresh, better than powder, because it has a high content of curcumin, phytochemical with anticancer, vivifying, digestive and anti-inflammatory properties. Although it is not usual to find it in our country fresh, it was always at hand because in addition to delaying aging. It helps you to maintain energy during periods of intense training in the face of work stress.

Advice:
Take a couple of slices on an empty stomach, slowly chewing them on the side of the molars to avoid the teeth turning orange.

 

Lentils
“Yadicelrefranque” lentils are eaten by old women, and it helps keep bones strong, they are sources of vegetable proteins, and iron to keep muscles in oxygenated form and they also contain isoflavones such as soy, a type of phytoestrogens that maintain female health delay aging. Its high fiber content helps you lose weight when you have anxiety problems and overeating, as well as going to the bathroom regularly.

Advice:
Consume lentils once a week, remember to take legumes at least three times a week, combined with all kinds of vegetables of various colors rich in vitamin C to facilitate the absorption of vegetable iron: peppers, onions, carrots, leeks, etc. , and low-fat protein foods such as chicken avoiding fatty sausages.

Depending on which zone you live in, there will be some of these foods that will be more difficult to obtain, but in general the rest of the products are usually in most of our markets.

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6 signs that you eat to “hiding” what you really feel

Several countries in the world, faces a serious problem of overweight and obesity in its adult population. A situation that could be caused by a characteristic that differentiates humans from animals: feelings.

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the hormones in our stomach communicate directly with the brain, causing a pleasurable sensation. This explains why there are some people who feel the need to consume sweet or fatty foods when they experience sadness or anguish.

Does your heart dominate everything?
The relationship between the brain and stomach is so close that even when you experience love, the “butterflies” feel in the abdomen. However, not everything is good. There are times when you eat to hide feelings that are not pleasant causing, in the long term, a problem.

For this reason we present the following signals that can indicate you eat to hide your emotions.

 

1. Emotional hunger starts suddenly. Everything opposite to the physics that happens gradually.

 

2. When you are eating to mitigate a feeling it does not matter if your stomach is full or empty, you only need to eat. In this case, you tend to choose a specific food, since you do not like any food; a contrary situation happens when it is due to hunger.

 

3. It requires immediate satisfaction. In specific about an unhealthy food.

 

4. It does not matter if you are full. You feel the need to keep eating, regardless of whether this causes you discomfort (pain or inflammation).

 

5. New emotions arise. After the excess of food there is a feeling of guilt.

 

6. You experience a degree of control. With each bite you think the situation begins to calm down and you feel more confident about what is going to happen.

 

The American College of Cardiology, points out that an excellent tip to avoid eating for emotions is the following: stop and take deep breaths before you start eating your food.

 

A balanced diet not only takes care of your physical well-being, also emotionally.

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Stevia: lies, scams and benefits of the fashionable sweetener

Today it takes a lot to consume products that overnight jump to the shelves of supermarkets. This is the case of stevia, the alternative to sweeten “healthier”. But is it really the best sweetener in the world? What is the difference between stevia and steviol?

Stevia is a plant of natural origin with a great sweetening power and, in addition, it is caloric. Its consumption is forbidden because of that in the supermarket we do not find the stevia leaves as such spread over the shelves. So what do we drink when we take stevia?

The Stevia Rebaudiana (plant) itself is natural. However, the food additive E-960, better known as steviol glucoside and whose consumption was approved in Europe in 2011 (Regulation 1131/2011), has little natural. The same happens with other sweeteners in the market.
It is not healthy sweetener everything that glitters
Before buying, you have to check all the labels of the products that are in the supermarket and sold as stevia. Most manufacturers add to the compound other substances that adulterate the final result. The consumer believes that he is buying stevia (the plant) because, often, he puts it with large letters on the label designed, in addition, in green to give an appearance of natural.

Although its leaves have a capacity to sweeten between 300 and 450 times higher than that of sugar, its consumption is not authorized since the plant contains some substances with pharmacological activity, in fact it is hypotensive, among other things.
To obtain the steviol glucoside (what is marketed as stevia), it is necessary to dry the plant. Then, many of its active principles are extracted, such as nanofiltered ones that are later crystallized by vacuum evaporators.

As you see, it has little natural. It is a manufacturing process involving chemical elements. And as a result you get a resulting product is between 200 and 300 times sweeter than sugar, stable to heat but not fermentable.

Also, to give you an idea, the consumption of stevia is limited to 4 mg / Kg of weight and day. While the consumption of aspartame, another of the sweeteners in focus, is at 40 mg / kg of weight and day. Therefore, the consumption of steviol is not as healthy as they make us believe.
What are the benefits of stevia?
It seems complicated that after all the above is left to list some benefits of stevia. As in all cases there are those who are in favor and those who are against. The supposed benefits of stevia (plant) have been tried to transfer as such to the consumption of the additive. Which is a mistake because the plant contains components with pharmacological activity, some with hypotensive activity, others capable of causing infertility. When using the plant we can not say which compounds we want to make the effect at each moment. This is why the commercial use of the plant for food purposes is not in Europe.

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The best sources of vegetable proteins

Obtaining proteins without resorting to dairy or meat can help you stay slim and healthy.

Proteins are broken down in the body as amino acids that promote cell growth and repair. Another benefit of proteins is that they take longer to digest, so you’ll feel fuller for longer with fewer calories without wanting to peck.

Meat is one of the main sources of protein. However, it is not the only way to obtain it. That is why we present 14 sources of vegetable protein, as well as tips on how to add them to your diet.

Before viewing them, note that women should get around 46 g of protein per day, while men 56 g
1. Green peas
Legumes are a good source of vegetarian protein. One cup of green peas contains 7.9 g of vegetable protein, about the same as a cup of milk.

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If you do not like them, you can add them in a pesto sauce by mixing them with toasted pine nuts, fresh mint, olive oil and Parmesan.
2. Quinoa
Most cereals contain a small amount of protein. However, it should be noted its high presence in quinoa with more than 8 g per cup. In addition, it is the protein source par excellence because it includes the nine essential amino acids that the body needs for growth and repair, but can not produce by itself.

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You have no excuse not to include quinoa in your diet since it is very versatile. You can make salads, sauté them with vegetables, add sugar and eat them with fruits like breakfast, etc.

3. Nuts
A part of protein, they contain healthy fats. So, adding nuts to your diet is very important.

Almonds, cashews and pistachios, for example, contain 160 calories and 5 or 6 grams of protein per fruit. Choose varieties that are raw or dry toasted. Also, choose the brand with as few ingredients as possible, only nuts and maybe salt. On the other hand, avoid those that have hydrogenated oils or a lot of added sugar.

4. Beans
There are many varieties of beans. A common characteristic is its high amount of vegetable protein. Two cups of beans contain approximately 26 g.

5. Chickpeas
With only half a cup of chickpeas, you will get 7.3 g of vegetable protein. In addition, they are very beneficial because of their high fiber content and low calories.

You can add them in salads, make mashed chickpeas, make hummus …

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If you are vegan or vegetarian, these are some of the sources that you can use to have a balanced diet considering proteins.

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7 Important reasons to lose weight and stay in shape

At  the beginning of the year normally people have good intentions one of the most common are to lose weight. However, if the motivations are not solid, they soon disappear. And losing weight is a task that you will only achieve if the reasons to achieve it are important for you.

If you are a little disoriented to the respect, you have to look for inspiration in blogs like this one and in friends and colleagues. In this way, you will renew the motivation to lose weight.
Discover in the following lines the best whys to keep a diet and a training plan that makes you fulfill the goal of 2018 to lose the kilos that you have left over.

1.  To be sure that you will have the necessary strength to start a diet you have to be convinced that you want to do it. For that it is very important that you evaluate your behavior. Ask yourself why you want to maintain your diet or exercise. Think often about the negative consequences of leaving the regime and training.

2. Focus your goal on a feeling. Many times when you want to lose weight you notice a number. Instead of setting a kilos amount to lose. Concentrate on the sensations that the healthy food that you take or the exercise that you do provide.

3. Plan a strategy. Any large company requires a clear and well-defined road map. Write, therefore, on a sheet the path you will follow to lose the weight you have proposed. Create a monthly action plan with easy-to-achieve short-term goals. It is a great way to find motivation to lose weight.

4. Enjoy the way, do not get bitter. The experts do not advise that you postpone the rewards for when you achieve the purpose of losing the kilos that you have proposed. Distract yourself with whatever you want and forget about the objective. The path you have marked is long-term. Your tour is to enjoy it. Not to suffer it. It is useless to waste time on motivation techniques to lose weight fast.

5. Imagine how your favorite clothes will fit. One of the best motivations to lose weight is to place that garment that you like so much in a visible place so that when you see it you receive extra strength to follow the diet. Being a clothes that you already own, it means that there was a day that looked good on you. This helps to set a realistic goal.

6. Be competitive. It is shown through studies that people lose more weight when they do it to compete with the weight of others than when they act on their own. Self-love and pride that the human being has intrinsically in his personality lead people to be more effective if they compare their results with those of other people.

7. Find an exercise that makes you enjoy. What will stimulate you most to achieve your weight is ideal is to do something that you enjoy. Head over to your trusted gym and ask about all the activities they do. Surely you find one that you like. If not, you can always read exercises to do on Internet blogs or on Youtube video channels and practice them on your own.

Thanks to the motivations to lose weight that you have read in this article, you are in a better position to start a training plan to get rid of the extra kilos.

Losing weight is a simple task as long as you are clear about the benefits that will be reported to your body.

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6 Easy ways to speed up your Metabolism

when your metabolism is speed, the fat does not tend to be stored in the body and the person does not get fat. When it is slow, the fat is stored and the person gets fat. The metabolic rate is the rate at which the body uses available energy (or burns calories).

In general, the more muscle and less fat your body has, the faster your metabolic rate

Therefore, in addition to exercising and drinking water constantly, there are several ways to accelerate your metabolism and achieve a greater calorie burn, according to the specialists:

1. Instead of large, well-spaced meals, eat small portions several times a day, but make sure you do not eat less than 1,200 calories a day or your metabolic rate will slow down.

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2. Season your meals with spicy ingredients. A tablespoon of red or green chili or spice crushed in your meals, for example, temporarily speeds up your metabolic rate.

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3. Your body burns more calories when it digests proteins, than when it digests fats or carbohydrates. Eat foods rich in protein (lean beef, fish, turkey, chicken breast, tofu, nuts, beans, eggs, low-fat dairy products).

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4. Although for a short time and taken in moderation, coffee accelerates the metabolic rate. A cup of coffee in the morning is like an injection that increases your energy and your power of concentration.

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5. Green tea also increases the metabolic rate by a couple of hours. Drinking two to four cups a day, causes the body to burn 17% more calories than normal.

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6. Avoid lightning diets (less than 1200 calories a day). These diets help you lose weight (sometimes at the expense of good nutrition), but that weight loss comes from muscle mass. And remember that the lower your muscle mass, the slower your metabolism.

 

Remember that the results regarding increased calorie burn and metabolic rate depend on several factors, as well as noticeable differences between people, such as their sex.

Men usually have a higher metabolic rate than women, because the female body has more fat and less muscle than the male. However, genetics and your lifestyle habits also affect it. For what is required above all of a change of attitude to get accelerate your metabolism with good results.

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