As a personal trainer in Mississauga, I get asked a lot about what foods are going to help individuals lose fat. Here are the top 5 foods for fat loss.
1 SESAME SEED OIL:
Sesamin is a lignan only found in Sesame Seeds and it’s responsible for decreasing fat storage and increases fat oxidization. Sesamin works by activating a receptor in the human body (PPARalpha) which has a major role in oxidizing fats. It does this by increasing the enzymes involved in the oxidation of fatty acids.
I would recommend one tablespoon of Sesame seed oil per day, or if you’re prefer eating seeds, then take in 50 grams per serve with calories in mind.
To ensure muscle-loss doesn’t occur, you need to get adequate protein intake. Salmon is one of the best choices because it is low in saturated fats and also provides valuable Omega 3’s.Omega 3 DHA and EPA will help fat loss by stabilizing insulin levels which are one of the main causes of storing excess fat, as well as aid in energy production.
3 WHITE KIDNEY BEANS:
White Kidney beans contain amylase inhibitor which block carbohydrate digestion and help reduce carbohydrate absorption. This means less carbohydrates are absorbed, and as a result, less fat storage. Some find that they can increase their carbohydrate intake when eating kidney beans. This means you are able to eat more food without gaining weight in the process. White kidney beans are also very slowly absorbed, which means it will keep you full for longer.
4 GREEN TEAS:
Green Tea has been long-known as a thermogenic, while aiding in fat-loss. Green tea can be consumed through teabags. 2-3 cups of green tea per day is ideal for fat loss. The active ingredient in green tea that aids in fat loss is EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate. This can also be taken in a form of a supplement as well.
5 LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES:
Green leafy vegetables, as well as most other vegetables, contain significant amounts of fiber which help slow down the rate of absorption of the other foods in your meal. It also encourages a large portion of your meals to come from vegetable sources, which are bulky and filling with minimal calories.