Burn Fat With These 5 Foods

Instead of seeing food as the enemy when trying to lose weight, why not try a new perspective and use food to your advantage? There are plenty of foods that are actually really good for our waistlines! Pop Sugar made a list of some of the best fat-burning foods to start loving. Check it out!

Dark chocolate: What girl doesn’t love seeing her favorite splurging item listed on the list of diet-approved foods?! Dark chocolate contains caffeine and the antioxidant catechin, which is known to boost your metabolism. Like most sweets, stick to a small serving size so that the sugar and calorie content doesn’t out-weigh its fat-burning potential.

dark chocolate

Sweet potato: These burnt orange-colored beauties are on their way to become your new fat-burning secret. Not only are they a great source of fiber, which helps you feel full by putting your digestive system to work, but they also contain a hormone that helps you regulate blood sugar. Eat this vegetable with a light seasoning or simply steam it. Click here to learn more.

sweet potatoes
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Cinnamon: This spice has been showed to slow digestion and regulate blood sugar to boost your metabolism — what’s more to love? Check out this yummy blueberry cinnamon rollup recipe!

cinnamon-sticks

>> Read more: Household Hacks: Cinnamon

Pears: Stock up on these fruits! Pears contain high levels of pectin, which binds to water and limits the amount of fat that your body absorbs. If you're interested in learning more, click here to read about pectin in pears!

fresh apples and pears

To see the rest of the best fat-burning foods, click here to read the original article from Pop Sugar.