Did you know that you can combine food to help you burn fat, beat bloating and also boost your metabolism?
Sounds too good to be true, right? Well according to Dietitian Vidhi Chawla teaming up different food items can actually be really beneficial when it comes to losing weight.
“There are certain food combinations that can help you burn fat, beat bloating and boost metabolism. Do not skip your breakfast; it may cause you to not consume adequate amounts of fibre and nutrients. It can also increase bouts of acidity,” she tells The Indian Express.
Food combinations to help you burn fat and boost your metabolism
1. Egg and capsicum
When you combine eggs with capsicum, it can be a super meal to help you feel leaner. Eggs contain choline, a nutrient that boost metabolism.
Meanwhile, capsicum can help you burn fat and keep you energised all day.
2. Carrots and tahini
Carrots are a great source of fibre and also have a low glycemic index. Meanwhile, Tahini, also known as sesame butter, is high in calcium. Together these foods can help reduce your appetite and calorie intake.
Check out this healthy homemade hummus recipe that contains tahini and can be enjoyed with carrots.
3. Figs and Brazil nuts
Figs are high in antioxidants and Brazil nuts are a great source of selenium, an antioxidant that promotes metabolism.
Together they taste great and can help aid with weight loss, as they help you feel full. They’re a great snack and they also help increase your metabolism.
Our Fig, Maple and Cacao Bliss Balls recipe can be made using Brazil nuts instead of cashews.
4. Avocado and cayenne pepper
Avocado also you feel fuller for a longer period of time. You could try smashed avo with cayenne pepper, which works as appetite suppressant as it contains capsaicin, which promotes satiety.
No need to break the bank on overpriced smashed avo at the local cafe when you can easily create this tasty breakfast or snack at home.
5. Lentils and tomatoes
People who consume pulses and legumes tend to lose more weight than those who do not. Both lentils and tomatoes will help you feel full and they work perfectly together as part of a soup.
6. Pineapple and lime juice
Pineapples are high in fibre and are great for your digestive system. Whereas, lime contains nutrients that help your body burn fat more efficiently.
Try adding these fruits together for a refreshing drink, like in our Passionfruit and Pineapple Mocktail.
7. Green tea with lemon and mint
Green tea has been shown to aid in weight loss and is also an antioxidant. You can also add lemon and mint to your green tea, as lemons and mint contain pectin and polyphenols, and these help you lose weight by making you feel fuller for longer.