For many years, the patient's question to the nutritionist, “What else could I eat to lose weight?” Became an anecdote. However, foods that improve digestion, break down fat and increase the production of hormones responsible for hunger and satiety, really exist. About the most useful of them told Maria Ibragimova, nutritionist, therapist, fitness testing specialist at the federal network of fitness clubs X-Fit.
Grapefruit In its bitter membranes contains the plant flavonoid Narginine. This substance lowers the level of insulin in the blood, thus reducing the permeability of the membranes of fat cells to glucose and, therefore, inhibits the formation of fat from glucose. In addition, narginin has a choleretic effect and thereby improves digestion, splitting food fats.
Egg white contains methionine, which is a lipotropic factor that protects tissues from fat deposits.
Cinnamon slows down the breakdown of carbohydrates, which leads to a decrease in the rate of glucose absorption, stabilization of blood glucose levels and a decrease in insulin levels.
Ginger contains fiber, which slows down absorption and accelerates the elimination of dietary fat. In addition, it accelerates fat oxidation due to the thermogenic effect.
Cabbage. Any kind of cabbage contains a lot of fiber, which greatly helps to reduce body weight. Fiber reduces the absorption of fat from food, increases its excretion from the intestine. It also slows the release of glucose from food carbohydrates into the blood, which reduces insulin levels and inhibits fat deposition in the depot. Moreover, cellulose gives a feeling of fullness, swelling in the gastrointestinal tract. Fiber improves digestion and detoxifies. Cabbage has many vitamins and microelements that improve metabolism.
Raspberries rich in fiber, which slows down the absorption and accelerates the excretion of fat. It contains B vitamins and zinc, which normalize carbohydrate metabolism.
ShutterstockGooseberry - berry with a low glycemic index, containing many dietary fibers. Gooseberry is rich in vitamin C, B group vitamins, chromium, zinc. Vitamins and trace elements regulate carbohydrate metabolism and reduce cravings for sweets.
Red Hot Peppers contains capsaicin, which has a number of useful properties. First, capsaicin increases the production of serotonin, which eliminates hunger. Secondly, it accelerates the metabolism due to the increase in heat production of the body, which leads to the acceleration of the combustion of carbohydrates and fats. Third, capsaicin normalizes blood glucose levels.
Coffee contains caffeine, which stimulates the nervous system to transmit a signal to the body to break down fats.
Green and red tea also contain caffeine, accelerating fat oxidation. Catechins of green and red tea reduce the absorption of fat in the intestines and reduce the activity of the enzyme that breaks down adrenaline. And adrenaline, in turn, accelerates the oxidation of fat.
Cucumbers rich in tartronic acid, which inhibits the conversion of carbohydrates into fat. Due to the potassium content, cucumbers contribute to the removal of excess fluid.