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Doctor insights on: Foods And Drinks That Burn Fat

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Does drinking tea really help you burn fat?

No: It's a myth perpetuated by people who sell the product. According to the national institutes of health, foods don't cause fat burning. Only eliminating or limiting food results in weight loss. ...Read more

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Does eating or drinking ginger daily shed pounds, burn calories and burn fat too?

Does eating or drinking ginger daily shed pounds, burn calories and burn fat too?

No: People will try to sell all sorts of stuff by claiming it BURNS FAT. Of course, the stuff doesn't work. Avoid putting those gimmicky products into your body, and save your money. Weight loss happens when a person eats FEWER calories than she needs. Don't eat or drink sugar, or do it only rarely. Exercise burns fat, because fat is stored fuel... and muscles need fuel to work. ...Read more

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Can drinking citric acid burn fat?

Can drinking citric acid burn fat?

Likely not: Citric acid is a natural chemical compound found in citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges. There is no relationship to burning fat, although incorporating these foods into a healthy diet could be helpful generally for weight loss. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to drink green tea to burn fat?

Is it a good idea to drink green tea to burn fat?

No: Drinking green tea won't help you burn fat. The only thing that helps you burn fat is regular exercise. ...Read more

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Can drinking red wine vinegar burn fat?

Can drinking red wine vinegar burn fat?

Not really: First, drinking large amounts of vinegar can lead to possibly severe kidney damage, so do not drink more than what you would put on a salad or in a recipe at one time. As a small about as a dietary supplement, it has been hypothesized that vinegar supplements can burn endogenous stores of fats, but it does not. It may be healthy in small amounts and break up undigested fats, but does not burn fat. ...Read more

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If that grapefruit juice does speed metabolism and burn fat, when is the most effective time to drink it?

If that grapefruit juice does speed metabolism and burn fat, when is the most effective time to drink it?

Depends: The pro-metabolic effect of grapefruit is hard to measure precisely. Based on what we know about energy metabolism after periods of exercise, most carbs go back into muscle to replenish glycogen stores and therefore are not transformed into fatty acids and therefore not stored as fat. So, it makes most since to consume it in between meals or with a snack to keep the metabolic engine humming along. ...Read more