1. Greek Yogurt
Calcium burns off more fat than food items that lack it, and one cup of unsweetened Greek yogurt can provide 18 percent of your daily calcium needs. Plus, it’s only around 100 calories.
Low in calories, packed with fiber and filled with water. This natural diuretic takes quite a bit of energy to make it through the body.
Not only is kimchi beneficial for gut health, promotes healthy digestion and less bloating. It also improves cholesterol and carbohydrate metabolism, along with increased weight loss.
Your body could use a huge dose of iron found in spinach. Iron helps carry oxygen to muscles in order to burn fat. Lentils and swiss chard will also do the trick if spinach isn’t your thing.
5. Lean Protein
Lean protein helps boost metabolism and builds muscle mass. The more muscle mass you have, the higher your metabolic rate.
Get both iodine and selenium from fish – two minerals that support function of the thyroid gland. Add more tuna, mackerel, trout, or salmon to your diet.
7. Whole Eggs
Packed with vitamin D, whole eggs will help rebuild and repair working muscles. Wild salmon and tofu are also excellent sources of vitamin D.
8. Chili Peppers
Cayenne, red or green chili peppers and sriracha are known as warming spices. They heat up the inside of our bodies which leads to greater fat burn. These can increase metabolism by up to 5 percent and fat burn up to 16 percent.