4. Hot Peppers
While most of the spices, peppers, and chilies are good for increasing metabolism rate, however, hot peppers have an ingredient known as capsaicin which is found in abundance in the habaneros type.
This one substance is known to increase your metabolic rate and also diminish the food cravings for shorter durations. Though there isn’t any significant effect on weight loss but it’s still beneficial.
Multiple studies have proven that cinnamon can stabilize blood sugar levels and diminish the food cravings. It’s also great for individuals with type II diabetes. You can mix it in your morning tea or coffee, add to your meals or grind it and sprinkle over salads. It has a sweeter taste and zero calories.
Quinoa is a very popular whole grain that has become one of the best weight-loss foods as well. It has only eight grams of satiating protein and five grams of fiber in one cup and contains minerals like zinc, iron, plus vitamin E and selenium. Not to mention that quinoa is very easy to cook and can be mixed up with veggies, nuts or lean protein.
7. Greek Yogurt
Not the normal yogurt, but the Greek Yogurt has double the amount of protein and digests slowly as compared to other yogurts. You’ll feel full for longer duration, and its thermogenic effect burns more calories when digesting the protein.