Want to block fats and burn calorie?
Dietary fibre or roughage is the indigestible portion of food derived from plants is one of the best foods to block both the absorption of fat and to burn up extra calories. Sounds almost too good to be true; however, it really works.
Some of the ways to fibre up your diet are; to eat whole grain cereals or fibre enriched breads for breakfast and fresh fruits with skin rather than juice. Consuming more vegetables (carrot, peas cabbage, green beans corn and spinach) legumes and salad without the fatty dressings. Using whole grain flour or soy flour instead of refined flour. Remember, it is very important to drink more water as you increase your fibre intake. You should drink between 6-8 glasses water daily.
When you combine those high fibre foods with any fat in your diet like a piece of cake or cheese sandwich, each gram of fibre traps fat globules by entwining them in a fibre like web, made up of thousands of fibre stands. Once these fat globules are trapped in the fibre’s web, they pass through the intestinal tract before they are absorbed into blood steam. Therefore these fat globules are excreted in the waste material from your colon without getting absorbed and stored as fat in your body. The fibre is actually removing the fat from your body like a garbage truck removes garbage. And to underscore that fact, fat really is garbage.
Fibre actually burns up calories by itself. This is accomplished because fibre causes your intestinal tract to work harder in order to digest the fibre foods. The body’s metabolism therefore uses more energy for this time-consuming digestion, and as a result can actually consume most of the calories that the fibre foods contain. Strange than it seems, some heavily fibred foods can actually burn up more calories than the fibre foods contain, thereby creating a deficit of calories. This causes the body to use stored body fat for the production of energy. Each gram of fibre that you consume can burn up approximately 9 calories, most of which come from fat. So if you eat 30 grams of fibre a day, you can actually burn up an additional 270 calories daily (30 grams fibre X 9 calories). You can actually subtract those 270 calories every day from your total daily calorie intake, without actually cutting those calories from your diet.
In addition to blocking fat and burning calories, fibre foods bind with water in the intestinal tract and form bulk that makes you feel full early in the course of your meal. Also your appestat (hunger mechanism) is satisfied for longer period of time, since it is longer to digest fibre foods, and therefore you will have less of tendency to snack between meals.
Thursday, January 29, 2015