We all want to lose fat while eating things, don’t we? It is like “earning money while spending” – a win-win situation. This is why lately we see more and more chatter about foods that “melt fat”, but is that real, and if so, what are they?
First of all, lets define what do we mean by foods that “melt fat”. By that, I mean foods that have an effect on increasing fat oxidation (scientific term for melting fat).
So, what are these foods?
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Many of us saw fitness/nutrition “influencers” advocating for apple cider vinegar for weight loss, but does it have any real effect? Turns out, yes. Acetic acid, that is contained in Apple Cider Vinegar, is shown to have a positive effect on the metabolism. A study done on rats has shown that it increases the production of enzymes in the body that increase the metabolism (proof). Aside from that, another study done on mice has shown that Acetic Acid increases the amount of genes responsible for melting fat.
You can buy your own Apple Cider Vinegar, and prepare yourself, but it is quite a hassle since you have to dilute it in the correct proportions. If you want to avoid that, I recommend Puradrop, easy to consume Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies that are easy to take, and will yield the fastest results.
- Hot Peppers: Turns out Sriracha and Tobasco consumers knew something most of us didn’t – capsaicin, the compound that is responsible for hot peppers being “hot” increases the metabolism. So next time you are eating some chicken, fish or beef – consider topping it off by some hot sauce!
- Green Tea: Not only is it a drink I consumed when I was out of calories for the day, but turns out it also melts fat away! Green Tea has a enzyme called EGCG – which is shown to have multiple weigh loss effects. For example, consuming EGCG is shown to increase your metabolic rate by 4-8% (proof). Another study has shown that in a group of 60 obese men, ones that consumed green tea extract have lost ~7 pounds (3.5 kg) more than the group that didn’t, over the course of 3 months.
Although 4-8% might not seem huge, combined with other elements that melt fat it can have a very significant effect. Some supplements like Tea Burn (link) create a powerful weight loss effect by combining properties of Green Tea with other Natural Compounds that melt fat.
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