Health & Wellness

Foods and Drinks That Burn Fat

Let's face it losing weight is not always easy. Depending on your age, level of activity, and diet, many factors play a role in weight loss. You may be surprised to learn that there are some foods and drinks that help burn fat. Here are four foods to keep on your "losing weight menu."

Coffee. Coffee contains an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid (CGA), which may help boost your metabolism. Some studies have shown that caffeine, in small doses before exercise, can enhance performance and help muscles recover more quickly. When it comes to coffee, always remember, moderation.

Collard greens. Did you know that single serving of collard greens offers more than your daily-recommended doses of vitamins A and K? Vitamins A and K may strengthen your immune system for a healthy metabolism.

Hot chocolate. From cocoa's carbs and protein, which can help your muscles recover faster after a strenuous workout, to cocoa's antioxidants, which can reduce your levels or cortisol, a stress hormone that causes your body to cling to belly fat, there's no reason to keep this delicious drink off your menus!

Oatmeal. Full of fiber and protein, oatmeal keeps you fuller longer, helps slow the digestion of carbs, and reduces insulin response. If possible, buy the less processed oatmeal... steel-cut oatmeal.