My Heart Issue

Ever since I got to know about my heart issue, I knew that I had to cut down on the fat that I eat. The problem was, I did not know how.

If you are desperately trying to shed those calories and are just about had it with all these diet pills and smoothies, then you may want to read on. You can feature these items in your menu and lose those calories in no time at all and your blood pressure will also get low. Have the best blood pressure monitor to regularly monitor your blood pressure at home by yourself.

Of course, you would still need to work out, but these food items should help the process of shedding the extra baggage along. These health foods have a high thermogenic effect and have a residual impact on your metabolism, causing it to shoot up. Read on to know more.

Tomatoes

Here’s a little less known fact about tomatoes! They originated from South America and have long been thought to provide health benefits. A recent study determined that tomatoes contain fat eliminating compounds 9 -oxo-ODA. Apart from this tomatoes also contain beta-carotene and lycopene and eating food rich in these elements will help you to lose that weight quickly.

So make sure that you include tomatoes as part of your regular diet or just make a smoothie and drink it up.

Grapefruit

While it was long considered that grapefruit helps you to lose weight was just an urban myth, some of the recent studies have proved to the contrary. A new study has shown volunteers who consumed grapefruit for over six weeks lost an inch and more off their waists. So try to consume grapefruit regularly.

Turmeric

It is hard to come to a term that one substance can have so many health benefits, but then again that’s why turmeric stands out from the other health foods. Turmeric is an anti-oxidizing agent, helps prevent blood clots, enables memory retention, helps your brain to make new connections and above all, eliminates fat from your body.

So using turmeric on a daily basis should help you shed those pounds easily.

Cinnamon

Although we use this particular spice only when cooking desserts, research has shown that a tablespoon of cinnamon a day helps to regulate your blood sugar levels better, thereby impacting your appetite in a positive way. This should help you control your intake better.

Apples

Apples taste great but here’s a fun fact – apples can actually help you lose that extra weight. Apples are rich in pectin, which actually prevents your body from storing fat by binding with water. You could eat apples as they are or opt for vinegar but for best results, choose the fruit “as it is.”

You must remember people saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”

Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes contain beta-carotene and fiber which should help regulate the sugar levels in your body while helping you shed that weight. The fruit is slightly sweet and is low in calories making it the perfect breakfast food. So try to have some, with your breakfast meal.

Bon Appétit!