12 Most Comfort Foods That Burn Belly Fat

Comfort foods are traditional foods which often provides a sentimental feeling to the consumer, and is often characterized by a high carbohydrate level and simple preparation. 

When we're not feeling our best, whether we're stressed out or we're coming down with a cold, we often turn to "comfort food" to soothe ourselves.

Such foods we reach for mostly are chocolate, ice cream, or chips which are considers as "sin foods" for the reason that it bad for our health.

There's nothing wrong with using food to feel better as long as you don't eat something that will just end up making you feel worse later. 

When we say healthy foods that will help burn fats, first thing comes into our mind are those that we can't really enjoy eating but we need to for the sake of healthy living.

But, don't worry, there are plenty of healthy comfort foods that you can enjoy without regret.

Here are the 12 delicious but healthy foods that can eliminate those excess fats down:

1. Chicken Noodle Soup
Those who eat broth or vegetable-based soup before their meal consume fewer calories overall, research shows. The water in the soup helps fill you up and just the act of eating soup helps slow your eating down so that your body has time to notice feelings of fullness. 
Many nutritionist also agrees that chicken soup can reduce inflammation and speed the loosening of mucus in the sinuses. Also, it's pack full of protein, vitamins and fibers that you need for a healthy stomach.

2. Oatmeal
One cup of warm oatmeal contains 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein, a combination that slows the digestion of carbs, reduces your insulin response, and keeps you fuller for longer.

3. Chili
The combination of the fiber from the tomatoes and the protein from the beans and beef prevents overeating. It has also the compound that cayenne, chili peppers, and jalapeƱos responsible their heat which can torch fat, according yo one nutritionist. Spices trigger your sympathetic nervous system which is responsible for both the fight-or-flight response and the spice-induced sweating that increases your daily calorie burn.

4. Chickpeas
Some called it garbanzos and a half-cup serving of these hearty legumes provides about 40% of your daily protein needs and 70% of your daily fiber intake which helps to stabilize blood sugar, control cravings, and prevent overeating. This food are also great source of healthy unsaturated fats that reduce your waistline. 

5. Roasted carrots
As a side or mixed in with your favorite meats, the high water and fiber content in carrots fills you up fast. Roast them for a better calorie burn as it contains three times as many antioxidants as raw carrots, research says.

6. Roasted potatoes
Potatoes don't have a waist-friendly reputation, but they're actually full of nutrients. Nutritionists claim, that these white foods contain the disease-fighting chemical allicin which is also present in garlic, that been shown to fight inflammation in the body, contributing to smaller waistlines.

7. Mashed sweet potatoes
These are packed with beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant, and vitamins A and C. Eating sweet potatoes can prevent sugar from getting stored around your waistline as fat and this is because of the carotenoids that help the body respond to insulin and slow the body's release of glucose. Plus, they are filled with fiber, which slows digestion that prevents yout hunger from spiking.

8. Pumpkin
One cup of this good-for-you gourd contains a mere 46 calories and 3 grams of fiber, according to studies. Plus, it is an excellent source of the antioxidant beta-carotene, which fights the oxidative stress and inflammation in the body that's linked to increased fat storage.

9. Collard greens
A healthy serving of these veggies packs more than your daily-recommended doses of vitamins A and K, which can strengthen your immune system for a healthy metabolism, as well as belly-filling fiber can lower your body's absorption of calories from carbs. 

10. Hot chocolate
Cocoa is packed with antioxidants, which reduce your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that causes your body to cling to belly fat, research claims. Hot chocolate's combination of carbs and protein can also help your muscles recover faster from a tough workout. Add a dash of cinnamon for it contains compounds that keep insulin out of the blood stream and from storing fat.

11. Coffee
Not just your mood will be boosted by coffee but your metabolism as well. Thanks to a healthy dose of the antioxidant chlorogenic acid (CGA), which increases your body's use of fat for energy and slows the release of glucose into the bloodstream after a meal while lowering insulin resistance to prevent weight gain, reserach shows.

12. Red wine
It made this list because in addition to being a heart helper, red wine may be a weapon against excess weight. One study suggests that resveratrol—the renowned antioxidant found in grape skins—inhibits the production of fat cells. There's also a natural substance called calcium pyruvate that helps fat cells burn more energy and women who had one or two drinks a day were 30% less likely to gain weight than teetotalers. So drink up, but stick to just one glass.
(Source: Time , Health)

12 Most Comfort Foods That Burn Belly Fat 12 Most Comfort Foods That Burn Belly Fat Reviewed by Admiin Artikulo on 9:45 PM Rating: 5
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