Thursday, 31 December 2009

The Top 3 Fat Burning Foods

In many years as a professional Nutrition Specialist, I've noticed that most people are surprised to learn about my picks for the top fat burning foods that are best for weight loss and overall good health.

I won't lecture you with all of the typical "healthy foods" that you already know about such as fruits and veggies. Instead, I'm going to talk about some shockers that most people don't realize are super healthy foods for fat loss.

1. Egg Yolks - yes, you read that right... full fatty egg yolks with all of their fat and cholesterol. Actually, you've been mislead about the cholesterol in egg yolks -- it actually raises your GOOD cholesterol and helps balance proper ratios, so don't be afraid of the fat and cholesterol in these little nutrition power packed gems. And if you choose cage-free eggs from free roaming hens, the omega-3 content is higher with a more balanced fat profile.

Egg yolks are also one of the most nutrient dense foods in existence in terms of vitamins, minerals, and trace nutrients. Trying to list all of the vital nutrients in egg yolks would take too much time, so I won't even try that here. Just realize that egg yolks should NOT be avoided in favor of egg whites.

So don't be afraid to eat those delicious and healthy eggs and start burning belly fat faster.

2. Avocados - This is yet another "fatty food" that is also one of the best fat burning foods! Not only that, but avocados make just about everything taste better. They are also power-packed with healthy fats, fiber, and antioxidants, as well as vitamins and minerals. The healthy fat in avocados also helps control appetite and fat burning hormones in your body.

Add some avocado slices or guacamole to everything from morning eggs, salads, sandwiches, and burgers, and starting burning body fat much faster! I would definitely consider avocados one of the best healthy super foods.

3. Grass-fed beef - While most beef you see at the grocery store is grain fed beef from cattle that are in poor health and has lower nutrition values and omega-6 to omega-3 fat ratios that are far out of whack, there is a better option... and that is Grass-Fed Beef!

Grass-fed beef is known to have much higher levels of healthy omega-3 fatty acids and lower omega-6 fats (which most people get too much of anyway). Grass-fed beef also contains higher levels of many vitamins and minerals, as well as containing high levels of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which is a healthy fat that is known to help muscle building and fat burning.

So don't worry about eating more beef, as long as you choose healthy grass-fed beef instead of grain fed beef. Enjoy and start burning more body fat with these so called "fatty" foods!

Enjoy, and good luck with your fitness endeavors!
Mike Geary
Author - The Truth about Six Pack Abs

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