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10 foods that blasts away fat and boosts metabolism at work

Deccan Chronicle 2018-09-13 16:32:00

Very often people fail to get a proper diet and workout as they struggle to stick to a healthy routine due to demanding work commitments and full schedules.

To help make things a little easier, 123Diet creator, Emma Taylor, took to MailOnline to share the top 10 foods that help to boost the metabolism and 'blast away fat' throughout the day.


Green tea: A well-known metabolism booster across many Asian cultures, its main chemical compound, catechins, has been found to have fat burning properties, improve the quality of hair, skin and nails and decrease the chance of cancer development.

Celery: It has low calorie and high fiber content and being largely made of water, celery is also a great hydration source, in addition to being high in important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin K and folate.

White meat protein: Foods high in protein and low in fat, such as white fish or poultry, take more energy to burn and less time to digest opposed to carbohydrates and fats. According to Taylor eating roughly 70-140 grams of protein daily allows for the body to burn more calories in the digestion stages, effectively burning more energy within the body.

Dandelion Root: Dandelion root is a relatively new addition in the health food world that and to supermarket shelves. It is a good metabolism booster and also aids in the regulation of blood pressure, stimulates the digestion and acts as a diuretic.

Red Chilli: Its major chemical component, capsaicin, has been shown to increase the body's release of hormones which stimulates the body’s metabolism process, increases calorie burn through its vibrant nature and increases protein chaining within muscle maintenance.

Coffee: Black coffee has a low caloric intake with a high energy expenditure and with caffeine being a stimulant, it assists within a fast-metabolic breakdown of foods.

Grapefruit: Starting off the morning with grapefruit is a great way to increase metabolism and dissolve fat molecules. While it can be either juiced or eaten, two major benefits of incorporating grapefruit into morning routine includes it ability to prevent bloating and can suppress the appetite.

Wasabi: It been shown to increase metabolism for hours after one has finished eating a meal but it has also been proven to boost mood through release of endorphins through its burning sensation.

Apple Cider Vinegar: One shot of apple cider vinegar daily can act as an appetite suppressant.

Peppermint Tea: It not only improves digestive health but also leaves one feeling satisfied and full after a meal.