By: Meghan Pearson
If you are doing all the right things to shed extra weight but just want a little extra boost, try a dose of dynamite wight-loss support by adding one of these all-natural, fat-burning superfoods to your daily regimen!
There is a specific natural extract contained in this super fruit–hydroxycitric acid (HCA), that is believed to act as an appetite suppressant, making meals more filling and satisfying. Researchers claim that HCA can double or triple your weight-loss efforts, as it helps to block fat by inhibiting a key enzyme (citrate lyase) that your body needs to make fat from carbohydrates. This powerful fruit can actually block the fat-making process and halt the production of bad cholesterol (LDL). Also, HCA is believed to suppress appetite by increasing serotonin levels, a neurotransmitter in your brain that makes you feel good, possibly encouraging you to feel satisfied and happier with less food.
Green tea, long known for its awesome antioxidant content and energy boosting capabilities, can actually help improve metabolism by as much as four percent. And a fired up metabolism means more calories expended, and in turn more pounds dropped. Making this astringent drink a regular part of your diet has the potential to keep your metabolism in high gear throughout the day.
Green tea is also known to reduce appetite to some degree, varying from person to person. Supplements are available that are made from green tea extract; however, the primary benefit comes from freshly brewed tea or concentrated green tea drinks.
Sometimes health can come at the cost of happy taste buds. Consumption of the noni fruit (Morinda citrifolia) is a prime example of this. Noni is a tree fruit native to Southeast Asia, which when ripe, ranges in colour from pale green to white, and has a stink that would turn off a skunk! However, when consumed, noni is said to produce nitric oxide in the body. As our muscles use and metabolize energy, nitric oxide is used in the process, pulling energy from anywhere possible, even from fat stores! So, noni actually helps burn fat! Drinking noni juice also supports overall health, even promoting better sleep, an essential component to a well-balanced life.