Looking for ways to drop pounds quickly? The secret is eating fast foods, and not the type that we often buy at dollar-menu drive-throughs, but rather, safe foods that serve as high-quality fuel for our body’s metabolism process. When you eat such foods, you can rest assured that you will be able to burn excess calories…simply by relaxing and waiting for digestion to take place.

Unlike diet programs that limit you to eating certain foods, these healthy foods will manage your hunger and also help you to drop weight. You can consume the various healthy foods at any meal time. You can also choose to have them whenever you want to ease your hunger.

The various healthy foods work by burning higher quantities of calories than they give the body while staving off hunger longer. This is because the body needs to work in order to digest food, a process that requires energy. This leads to burning of the accumulated fats in the body tissues thereby helping to reduce weight.

There is a catch: the benefits are temporary. The best way to boost your inactive metabolism once and for all is to build muscle. Once you start taking part in physical activities, the possibilities are limitless. So, be sure to eat these healthy foods and turn your body into a fat burning engine.

Without further ado, here is a list of important healthy foods that will help you burn fat quickly:

Citrus fruits

Various fruits including oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tomatoes and papaya provide the body with both vitamin C and fiber which have fat burning capacity. Vitamin C provides the body with the capacity to speed up the process of metabolism. It also stimulates the activity of the carnitine amino acid thereby helping to remove excessive amounts of fat from the body.


Apples have pectin and related antioxidants that limit the absorption of fat through digestive tract. In addition, apples stimulate the absorption of more water thereby helping in the removal of fat from the body. The presence of antioxidants in apples makes them appropriate for use by the people who desire reducing excessive amounts of tummy fat. Apples are a convenient snack but they are high in sugar so don’t eat too many on days when you don’t plan on exercising.

Green vegetables

Green vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, beet root, and asparagus also provide the body with fiber and valuable proteins that help in making the body slim and toned. You can decide to consume any of these green leafy vegetables together with salad. And if you want you can still take them raw, you can also decide to add some tomatoes to your salad.


Berries such as strawberries, raspberries and straw berries produce a good snack or you can decide to consume them when still raw. You can also decide to take cereals or oatmeal for breakfast in combination with the berries.


Nuts contain protein and several other nutrients necessary for body building and losing weight. They are truly satisfying while at the same time helping you to drop your desired pounds.


Foods having cayenne pepper or chilies are also effective in the burning of excessive body fats. Specifically, chilies have capsaicin that helps to increase the rate of metabolism thereby helping burn the excessive body fats.


Almonds are rich in numerous nutrients including vitamin E, calcium, iron, magnesium, riboflavin, and fiber. These nutrients are vital for the overall well being of your heart. The non-saturated fats present in almonds helps to reduce the level of cholesterol in the body. Nearly all almonds are said to have low sodium.

Wheat germ

Wheat germ is rich in phosphorus, folate, thiamin, zinc and iron. It can be used along with cereals, various cookies or salads.


Broccoli supplies the body with fiber, folate, potassium and calcium nutrients. It also has phytonutrients elements that a id to prevent certain types of cancers, heart diseases and diabetes. Broccoli is also rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant.

Red beans

These are small and red kidney-shaped beans that provide the body with proteins, antioxidants, and fiber. They also supply the body with thiamin, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron.

Besides taking these healthy foods as part of your day to day diet, you also have to do some exercises. This will ensure that you achieve your goal within a reasonable amount of time.

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