Article: Fat Burning Foods

Fat Burning Foods
by: Dr. Janet Starr Hull, Ph.D., CN
http://www.sweetpoison.com/newsletter/

Fat burning foods contain what are called
reverse calories. When mixed with fattening
foods, fat burning foods make fatty foods
less calorific by destroying their fat before
it is stored in the body. Eating greater
amounts of fat burning foods can make you
thin without starving yourself.

For example, real fruit is preferable to
fruit juice. A fresh orange is fat burning
because it requires digestive energy (calories)
to digest the pulp and fiber. Fresh orange
juice is not fattening but it is not 'fat
burning' because no great energy expense is
needed to digest it. Many soups, while
low-calorie, are not fat burning because
little effort is needed to digest them.

Fatty meats are not considered fat burning
foods because the body is left with excess
calories after digestion. Lean meats, however,
can be considered fat burning foods. Leaner
meats help the body burn its own fat and do
not contribute left-over calories to any
significant degree. In addition to their
bodybuilding functions, lean meats stimulate
the production of glucagon, a fat-dissolving
hormone. Glucagon causes a release of fat from
inner fat stores so that the fat can be burned.
This happens in the presence of fat burning
foods.

Here is a list of fat-burning foods:

Fruits
* apples
* kumquats
* apricots
* lemons
* raspberries/blackberries/loganberries
* blueberries
* strawberries
* limes
* tangerines
* cantaloupe
* mangoes
* watermelon
* cherries
* muskmelons
* cranberries
* nectarines
* currants
* oranges
* damson plum
* papaya
* fruit salad (fresh or canned)
* peaches
* grapefruit
* pears
* grapes
* pineapple
* honeydew
* pomegranates
* prunes

Vegetables
* artichokes
* corn on the cob
* parsnips
* asparagus (boiled)
* green beans
* cucumbers
* peas
* string beans
* dandelion
* peppers (green, red)
* greens/mustard greens
* beets/beet greens
* dill pickles/pickles
* eggplant
* broccoli
* endive
* Brussel sprouts
* garlic
* pumpkin
* cabbage
* kale
* radishes
* Chinese kohlrabi
* red cabbage/cabbage
* carrots
* leeks
* rhubarb
* cauliflower
* lettuce
* rutabagas
* celeriac
* mushrooms
* sauerkraut
* celery
* okra
* scallions
* chicory
* onions
* sorrel
* chives
* parsley
* spinach leaves
* squash
* turnips
* tomato (fresh, canned)
* watercress

Fish
* sea bass
* crabs
* oysters (cocktail, raw, 1/2 shell)
* buffalo flounder
* clams
* frog legs
* shrimp (cooked)
* lobster
* terrapin
* cod steaks
* mussels

Fat burning foods best eaten raw
* apples
* cucumbers
* pears
* apricots
* dandelion
* peppers (red or green)
* berries
* endive
* pineapple
* cabbage
* white grapes
* plums
* carrots
* leeks
* prunes
* celery
* lettuce
* radishes
* melons
* sauerkraut
* cherries
* onions
* tomatoes
* chives
* parsley
* watercress
* citrus fruits
* peaches

Fat burning foods best eaten cooked
* asparagus
* chicory
* salsify
* beans (string or wax)
* collards
* sorrel
* beet greens
* eggplant
* spinach
* broccoli
* kale
* squash
* turnips
* carrot tops
* mushrooms
* cauliflower
* oyster plant
* celeriac
* parsnips
* chard
* pumpkin
* chervil
* rhubarb

Food lists from Dr. Lindlahr:
http://www.immuners.org/

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