Burn Fat Safely with these Scientifically Proven Foods

Regardless of our fitness goals, we are always looking for ways to burn more fat and increase our metabolism. There is an endless list of options on the market that sell you the idea of a miracle, but come with it a list of unhealthy side effects and consequences. However, there is a way to safely lose weight. By swapping a few things in your daily nutrition and eating habits, you can accomplish just that. And it’s still a miracle since most of the items are found in nature itself. BFW list some fat burning and metabolism boosting selections that have been researched by doctors and nutritionists.


Fish nourishes us with an array of minerals and vitamins that our body needs to function properly. Among these are zinc, iron, selenium, vitamins B12 and D, and iodine. For women, this is especially essential since Iodine is used by the thyroid to make thyroid hormones, which in turn affect all the cells in our body and are crucial to metabolism. Fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines, and albacore tuna help us burn fat because of the omega-3 fatty acids they contain. These acids help to lower cortisol, a fat-storage hormone. Also, since our bodies use a lot of energy to digest protein, high-protein foods like fish help your body work harder and also create a sense of feeling full so you won’t be overeating.


Eggs are a wonderful combination of quality protein while still being easy on the pocketbook. Nutritionist experts agree that when you begin your day with an egg-based breakfast, this can help you feel full longer so you end up consuming fewer calories throughout the day. They are also an excellent, high-quality protein that during digestion will increase your metabolism since they require more energy to digest than fats or carbs. Egg whites are basically protein and water, but the yolks are nutrient-dense, antioxidant-rich, and vitamin-laden. One egg contains six grams of protein and all nine essential amino acids. Need we say more.

Bone Broth

Bone broth is naturally rich in minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and iron, as well as natural collagen, which research has shown, can increase skin elasticity, promote joint and tendon health, and support muscle growth. Bone broth is not only fat-burning but offers a ton of other nutritional boons as well.

Green Tea

Once again, science gives us the evidence. Research suggests that the polyphenol catechins and caffeine in green tea can rev up your metabolism and increase fat oxidation while also increasing your longevity. BFW welcomes you to enjoy some of our green tea


These green wonders are a nutrient-rich food that provides your body with potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and antioxidants. Avocado is also one of the best sources of folate. One avocado provides 41% of your folic acid daily value requirement.


MCT is medium-chain triglycerides that go directly to the liver to be used for energy when consumed. There is some research that has shown how MCT oil can help burn fat as it increases our energy and therefore caloric burn. It is also satiating and can lessen hunger.

Coffee (or caffeinated items)

Caffeine, in the right dosage, can raise the metabolism and increase energy to burn more calories and lead to weight loss—especially if consumed prior to exercise. BFW has some coffee options for you.

Coconut Oil

According to certain studies, coconut oil can help with obesity in both women and men. This is due in part to the fact that coconut oil contains mostly MCT fats, which, as stated above, help burn fat and suppress appetite.

Whey Protein

This protein source helps keep you full, and according to studies, works to increase your metabolism in all people, no matter your shape or size. Use it to enhance your workout smoothies. Here are some great BFW selections.

Chili Peppers

Recent research has found that the heat from chili peppers is said to help increase metabolism and burn fat while also adding anti-inflammatory properties to your diet. BFW suggests adding some spice to your life!

Full-Fat Greek Yogurt

We are aware of the benefits of probiotics for our digestive system. Greek yogurt made from full milk contains conjugated linoleic acid, which according to some research, may help with fat-burning, particularly in overweight individuals.

Olive Oil

For cooking, drizzling, even beauty, olive oil is truly one of the best fats, and there have been studies that indicate that it promotes fat burning.



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