Snacking is actually a great way for you to keep your body’s energy level up and make sure you get your daily dose of nutrients. But to achieve this, you need to snack on foods that will provide you with more than just empty calories. Most of the store bought sugar laden snacks do nothing good for our health. So it’s high time we figure out all the super foods that will not only make a good snack but will also provide you with an energy boost.
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Apart from the article that we had suggested on snacks that are not fried, but baked, Let’s look at some healthy snack options that will actually help us burn fat.
1. Cheddar Cheese
If you love cheese then here’s some great news for you: Studies have shown that a component found in cheddar, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), aids in weight loss and helps build muscle.
Oats are high on fibre and low on calories. A bowl of oats will fill you up and keep you feeling full for a much longer time. If having a bowl of oats for snack is not very appealing, you can make some homemade oatmeal cookies and have these for snack. Just make sure to make a healthy version with less butter and sugar.
Being high in protein and fibre, mushrooms are great at filling you up and keeping you satiated for a long time.
These are simply amazing when it comes to their fat burning ability. An American study has discovered that blueberries can effectively disrupt the development of fat cells by up to 72%. While they are not very easy to find and are not available throughout the year, when you do find them, stock up on them. You can freeze them and use the frozen fruit to make flavoured yogurt and have that as a snack.
5. Green Tea
Green tea contains caffeine that stimulates your metabolism and encourages your body to burn fat.
Avocados contain monounsaturated fats that actually help in burning fat. So these will make an ideal snack anytime of the day.
Yes, yummy popcorn is a top favourite when it comes to healthy snacks. Of course you will have to skip the butter and use way lesser salt. This whole grain snack contains only 20 calories per cup. And apart from being healthy it also contributes to your daily required serving of whole grain.
Another interesting fact is that fibre from whole grains makes you feel fuller on fewer calories than fibre from other sources.
Figs are fruits rich in fibre and so will fill you up and keep you satiated for longer. So the next time you crave something sweet, opt for figs instead of sweets laden with sugar. If you can’t get your hands on fresh figs, you can stock up on dried figs instead.
Contains good bacteria that actually play a role in reducing the amount of fat your body absorbs and stores.
With a ninety percent water-content, a water melon is not only very hydrating, it also helps speed up your metabolism. Cut up a watermelon in slices and eat or blend it in a juicer and sip on the refreshing drink.
Made up primarily of water and vitamins, this is a low-calorie snack option.
Almonds contain good fats and therefore make a great snack. A handful of almonds will boost the body’s protein, magnesium and calcium intake. But make sure to have them raw and not toasted.
Just like almonds, pistachios are also full of healthy fats. So grab a handful of them and they will fill you up nicely. Opt for unsalted pistachios as opposed to the heavily salted ones.
Strawberries are a rich source of vitamin C and make for a refreshing snack. They help reduce fat storage as well as aid with controlling the blood sugar levels.
Of course the healthy apples are a great snack as they help prevent your body from storing up fat.
16. Sweet Potatoes
They are rich in protein and fibre and so will keep you feeling full and reduce excessive snacking.
Try having a hardboiled egg the next time you crave a snack. You will notice that you feel full and do not feel any urge to snack for a long time after that.
Beans are rich sources of fibre and make a great snack for those looking to lose weight.
Bursting with insoluble fibre, protein and iron, lentils can be added in salads or soups to fill you up.
Salmon contains properties that actually helps lower the body’s leptin levels, the hormone that controls appetite.
Hope you enjoyed this post on 20 snacks that burn fat.