Slim Down with These 7 Super Powerful Nutrients
Are you sick of constantly trying to avoid the foods that hinder your weight loss goals? Then focus on what you should be eating instead. Like these 7 super powerful nutrients.
Can they help you lose weight? Plenty of research says yes! So, take a look at what they can do for you to get and stay slim and incorporate them into your diet to reap all their benefits.
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Monosaturated fats are healthy fats that have been evidenced to reduce the risk of heart disease, decrease inflammation and help with weight loss, especially efficient in melting the belly fat.
The most common type of monosaturated fat is oleic acid, occurring to a certain extent in all oils and fats.
Where you can find it: Monosaturated fats can be found in animal and plant-based foods such as olive oil, avocado, nuts, pork or eggs.
EGCG or Epigallocatechin gallate is a plant-based compound called catechin, which acts as an antioxidant, protecting against cellular damage caused by free radicals.
EGCG has been found to promote thermogenesis by burning extra calories and using the stored fat for energy. In addition, it can help in preventing the growth of new fat cells.
Where you can find it: EGCG exists in green tea and is highly efficient for weight loss when combined with caffeine.
Fiber is a plant-based nutrient which plays an important part in the digestion process, weight management and cholesterol maintenance. It is also quite efficient in slimming you down because it slows down digestion and keeps you fuller for longer.
The recommended daily amount of fiber for men is 38 grams while women should consume 25 grams per day. After the age of 50, men should stick to 30 gr of fiber per day and women to 21 grams.
Where you can find it: Whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables, often in higher concentration in their skins.
Caffeine is the most frequently consumed psychoactive substance in the world. It is known to stimulate the nervous system, boosting metabolism and mobilizing fat cells to break down fat.
Caffeine also helps you stay more active and awake and improve your performance, intellectual as well as physical. Find out more about caffeine from our article Is Coffee Good or Bad For Our Nutrition?
Where you can find it: You can find a larger dose of caffeine and boost the burning of fat by drinking black tea or light roast coffee.
When it comes to losing weight, protein is a superhero. First of all, it is satisfying, meaning it makes you feel fuller after a meal. The fuller you feel, the less chances to eat unhealthy snacks.
Secondly, protein is satiating, meaning it fills you up pretty quickly. When you’re not hungry anymore, you don’t feel like overindulging and consuming more calories than you should.
Where you can find it: Lean protein can be found in beef, poultry, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese and it’s a must have at every meal.
Acetic acid is a short-chain fatty acid that naturally occurs in body fluids and is produced by the gut’s good bacteria. An increased amount of acetic acid can suppress appetite control centers in the brain and make you eat less food.
In the diluted form of vinegar, acetic acid can also help with body fat reduction, fat burning, blood sugar and insulin response.
Where you can find it: Balsamic vinegar is a good source of acetic acid. 1 tablespoon used as salad dressing can reduce blood sugar levels by 30%.
Raspberry ketones are an antioxidant that gives raspberries their aroma and flavor. Studies suggest that this natural substance can also improve the breaking down of fat within cells, boosting the fat burning process.
Raspberry ketones are also credited for raising the adiponectin levels, a fat-burning hormone which can also help in regulating the metabolism.
Where you can find it: You can find raspberry ketones in raspberries but not enough to enjoy all its benefits, so try concentrated supplements as well.