As the weather warms up and summer nears, it’s only natural that you want to feel and look your best to help give you that extra boost of confidence to rock that summer dress or bikini at the beach. There’s no denying that diet plays a huge role in your health and overall wellbeing, so we’ve put together a list of the best and most popular fat-blasting ingredients and trends to help you shed that extra bit of belly fat this summer.
1. Green tea
Not only is it packed full of antioxidants, this brew also contains caffeine which, when combined with exercise, is proven to increase fat burning.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Victoria Beckham drinks it every morning before breakfast and Miranda Kerr brews her own, but what are the benefits of ACV? Out of all the vinegars on the market, apple cider is by far the most buzzed about for helping with weight loss and digestion.
Described by Kylie Minogue as her “secret weapon” when it comes to shaping up before a gig or a holiday, grapefruit helps to boost metabolism, thus encouraging weight loss.
4. Chili Peppers
Fans of chilli will be delighted to know it also has fat-burning properties, thanks to its active ingredient capsaicin. Researchers at Victoria University have found that adding a little chilli to a meal can increase fat breakdown.
Best known for its ability to perk us up in the mornings, coffee also has big benefits for health and weight loss.
Research has found that our favourite morning brew helps stimulate thermogenesis, or fat burning.
Try this delicious Blueberry Smoothie for a Healthy Happy Gut!
1⁄2 cup chopped blueberries 1⁄3 cup Greek yoghurt
1 cup coconut milk
1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric
1⁄4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tblsp chia seeds
Add protein powder to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a glass and top with extra cinnamon if desired.