10 Foods To Help Shred Christmas Calories
Broccoli Rabe - This green god talks to your fat cells and stimulates an enzyme that tells your cells to burn fat. Here’s a great recipe from The Daily Green which includes this fat fighting green.
Brazil Nuts - Next time you want a snack, reach for the big Brazil nuts instead of the ever so popular activated almonds. These bad boys are great fat-burners as they boost our metabolism by converting the thyroid hormone to its active form. Plus, these tasty delights bind up toxins that tend to store themselves in your fat cells and contribute to cellulite.For a bulk buy of Brazil nuts check out Terra Madre in Brunswick.
Chia Seeds - Jam packed with omega-3 fats, fibre and protein these little gems help to suppress appetite, ignite the metabolism and turn on glucagon which is one of the body’s big fat burning hormones. Try our fave chia seed pudding recipe from The Holistic Ingredient.
Coconut Oil - This tropical trooper comes with a host of health benefits and one simple way to increase fat burning is by swapping olive oil for coconut oil in your cooking. Coconut oil contains short term medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFAs) which our body uses for energy, meaning there is less opportunity for them to be stored as fat….it’s a no brainer why you should make this simple swap.Our fave coconut oil (and Sarah Wilson‘s too) is Bananban. Buy online from Golden Glow
Cinnamon - This aromatic super spice helps move glucose into the cells faster so our hated fat storage hormone, insulin, hangs around less! But take note: you need to consume at least a quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon to reap the fat burning benefits. We love cinnamon on our porridge in the mornings or incorporated into a smoothie. Here are two recipes for you to try from The Natural Nutritionist and Insamina
Coffee - Thanks to it’s fat burning powers there’s even more reason to love your morning drop. Coffee stimulates adrenaline in the body which sends a message to your fat stores to burn fat but in order to reap the benefits it’s best to make your coffee black as milk reduces coffee’s fat burning potential. For the very best drop check out Clement Roasters in the South Melbourne Market or if you’re in Sydney head to Sideshow, Single Origin Roasters in Surry Hills.
You can read Dana’s full fat burning food article here.