The Brilliant Food Combo That Helps You Burn More Fat

Some foods just naturally work well together and combining them can make a dish more than just the sum of its ingredients. And no, we′re not talking about chocolate and peanut butter or chocolate and mint (or chocolate and?well, anything, really). Rather, a new study looks at two types of foods that turn into a nutritional powerhouse when eaten together. Who′s up for some...fish and green bananas?

Hear us out: For the Nutrition Journal study, women of various weights ate a breakfast with pancakes that were either plain, made with protein powder, made with powdered resistant starch (the kind that′s in green bananas, plantains, and cold potatoes), or made with both protein and resistant starch. (We′re not sure how those tasted honestly but hey, it′s for science!) Turns out, the women who ate the starch/protein combo pancakes had much higher levels of a satiety hormone and burned more fat afterward than the women in any of the other groups.

And the effect was significant. "We saw as much as 30 percent greater fat burning with the combo compared to other pancake meals," says Paul Arciero, D.P.E. (doctor of physiology of exercise), lead author and director of the Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory at Skidmore College. "It made a huge difference."

How does this work? It′s based on the science of food combining, which looks at different ways to pair foods that enhance the health benefits of each one. You′ve probably already heard about how eating protein fills you up and curbs cravings. But resistant starch is relatively new on the scene. It′s a type of starch that is found naturally in foods like cold potatoes, green bananas, plantains, and cooked-and-cooled rice and beans. (Note: The "cool" and "cold" part is important as the resistant starch bonds are formed as part of cooling process. If you′re using a powdered form, like in this study, temperature doesn′t matter.) Resistant starch is harder to digest in the body, filling you up without adding lots of extra calories, similar to the way produce and whole grains do. Resistant starch also feeds good bacteria in your gut, which helps improve your immune system, boost your mood, and metabolize fat, according to an Advances in Nutrition study. So put the two foods together and you have a powerful tool for weight loss, says Arciero.

"I would without question recommend this as a weight loss strategy," he says. "It′s perhaps the most natural, safest, and healthiest nutrition-related lifestyle strategy to enhance satiety and burn fat calories while eating carbohydrates."

The best part of this trick is how easy it is to try. Chances are you′re probably already eating protein and resistant starch (even if you didn′t know that′s what it was called!) so all you have to do is make sure your meals contain both. Try chicken and cold potato salad, or a simple bowl of cooled rice and beans. Need more ideas? Arciero has compiled his favorite recipes using this power pair (including cookies!) in his GenioFit nutrition/fitness app on iTunes and cookbook.

Most Read

★6 Best Oils for a Naturally Clear and Glowing Skin

★Why You Probably Shouldnt Take Diet Advice from Your CrossFit Coach

★Sari saga from Bengal

★5 Dairy-Free Cheese Options Worth Trying

★Best and Worst Drinks for Weight Loss

★How To Achieve The Perfect Nail Shape

★4 Superfoods for a Healthy Looking Skin

★Scientists found effective dandruff treatment

★Numerous health benefits of bitter melon (uses , side effects)

★11 Realistic Methods of Stress Management

★10 Signs You are Obsessing About Your Weight

★The Benefits of Yoga Beyond Flexibility

★Eating cheese does not raise cholesterol, study finds

★Top 10 Homemade Fruit Packs for Glowing Skin

★Top 10 Unknown Beauty Tips and Tricks

★Dairy and vitamin D supplements protect against bone loss

★5 foods for healthy skin

★Take care of your coloured hair with Wella

★Skinny jeans and big fluffy hoods contribute to back pain

★5 Common Mistakes that May Ruin Your Skin

★Hard work, no pay linked to mental health issues in comedians

★10 questions about laser hair removal

★The Brilliant Food Combo That Helps You Burn More Fat

★The Best Breakfast Foods for Weight Loss

★Try these 4 simple yoga asanas to gain weight

★10 Most Effective Weight Loss Exercises For Torching Fat

★Eating Carbs and Fats Before a Workout? Read This

★Expert reveals the snacks you should eat, according to your body type

★Humans evolved to benefit from fermented foods

★Making handloom accessible

★Education can boost men?s chances of online dating

★Breakthrough drug restores more than 90% of lost hair in most patients

★The Beauty Benefits of Exercise

★How your make-up bag could wreck your health

★Learn to Do Vinyasa Yoga for Weight Loss

★5 superfoods to combat hair loss

★The tangy taste of Banaras

★5 Exercises to Reduce Belly Fat

★Wash Your Face with Oil

★10 Ways To Use Sesame Oil For Beautiful Skin

★Using Kalonji Seeds for Weight Loss

★5 Yoga Poses that Can Give You a Glowing Skin

★Guinness World Record for bearded woman Harnaam Kaur

★Man has lived with giant neck for 13 years after going to doctors for help

★This is how many calories your tea and coffee habit is adding to your diet EVERY DAY

★How to Make Elderberry Syrup

★8 Practical Tips to Lose Weight Without Dieting

★WHO says strawberries may not be so safe for you

★4 Foolproof Tips to Make Healthy Veggie Chips at Home

★Yoga Heals More than Just Your Body


©2024 All rights reserved. shapesnfitness.com