These are not magic foods, nor for wonders of nature. It looks, Nevertheless, that something is going on with certain foods and now they have been put under the microscope of scientists in an attempt to find out if our mom was finally right to squeeze a lemon into a glass of water to lose weight. After all, It seems that there are foods that have the property of either helping us lose weight.
In recent years research has revealed that green tea can "wake up" the rate of metabolism, increasing it up to and against 3%. The catechins, the essential antioxidants of green tea, appear to be involved in the processes of thermogenesis and lipolysis.
Although studies on the effect of green tea on weight loss are very promising, It seems that its effect on metabolism is small enough to be able to bring about a significant change in weight. In each case, The inclusion of green tea in our diet can benefit our overall health.
The active ingredient of chili, of hot red pepper, called capsaicin and the research that has been done, mostly in experimental animals, link its consumption to increased combustion, while research in humans has shown that the consumption of capsaicin in conjunction with a high-fat diet is associated with increased fat oxidation by adipose tissue, as well as with a reduction in belly fat.
Although it seems that chili is quite effective, it may be practically difficult to include it in our diet with great frequency and quantity.
Grapefruit and lemons
Research seems to justify the reputation of grapefruit as an essential food in a diet. According, Well, with the findings of a US study of obese people, those who ate half a grapefruit before each meal (a total of one and a half fruits a day), after 12 weeks had been lost on average 2 kilos. The action of grapefruit is attributed to the ingredient naringerin it contains, which is also found in lemon. Naringerine appears to act against fat accumulation and also helps regulate insulin levels in the blood..
Grapefruit, like lemon, belong to the group of citrus fruits, which are known for their high content of vitamin C.. Therefore, beyond their contribution to maintaining our silhouette, They also offer us a significant boost to our immune system. Sure, it is good not to resort to exaggerations, since it is important to have variety in the fruits and vegetables we consume.
In the fruit of the berry family (e.g. raspberries, blueberries) attributed fat-dissolving properties and it is believed that their consumption in the context of a balanced diet contributes to better weight control. Research from Loughborough University found that participants who ate a handful of berries a day as an afternoon snack and pasta for dinner got to the point of eating daily. 134 fewer calories than those who ate a dessert for dinner and pasta at dinner.
Actually, berries contain enough water and fiber, which contribute to satiety, βοηθώντας έτσι στην προσπάθεια απώλειας βάρους. also, berries are full of valuable antioxidants, which shield us from oxidative stress.