9. Red Grapes
Eating red grapes daily can also accelerate the fat burning process of your body.
The skin of red grapes contains a good amount of resveratrol antioxidant that stimulates enzymes that control important functions like aging, DNA repair and fat production. In fact, it helps increase your resistance to muscle fatigue.
A 2014 study published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism analyzed the effects of a resveratrol supplement on muscle metabolism. Experts found that resveratrol regulates energy expenditure through increased skeletal muscle SIRT1 and AMPK expression in people with type 2 diabetes, thus leading to exercise-mimetic effects.
Plus, red grapes are rich in ellagic acid that boosts the metabolism of fatty acids and inhibits the growth of existing and new fat cells. They also contain fiber that offers a satiating effect to curb your appetite.
Another bonus point is that red grapes are a moderate source of calories, making them just perfect for any weight loss diet.
Eat a cup of fresh red grapes like a snack, or include them in smoothies, juice and salad recipes.
Another fat burning superfood is alfalfa. This herb contains certain compounds known as sympathomimetics and xanthine that increase the body’s basal metabolic rate. This in turn accelerates the burning of fat and calories.
It is an extremely low glycemic food, thus it does not spike blood sugar when consumed. Sudden spike in blood sugar releases insulin, a hormone that promotes fat storage.
Plus, it works as a natural diuretic to promote detoxification and reduce water weight through sweating and urination.
This superfood is also rich in dietary fiber that keeps you feeling full for longer.
You can add alfalfa leaves or sprouts to sandwiches, wraps and soups to help your body burn more fat.