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Top 7 Fall Superfoods That Help Burn Fat

Yes, you can have your PSL and still burn fat this fall.

By: Rebecca Jacobs

Fall is in the air, which means there’s pumpkin spice found in just about everything. The good news is that there are so many fall superfoods you can add to your diet to help support health and even help you burn fat. 

Here are our top seven favorite fall superfoods that can help kickstart fat burning and help you feel your best as we jump into the fall season. 

7 Favorite Fall Superfoods to Fat Burn

#1 Ginger:

There’s just something about fall that makes us crave warming spices like ginger, and that’s not a bad thing. This superfood actually holds some great health benefit and may help us burn fat. Ginger may actually help fight against obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Pretty cool, huh? So, go ahead and add this fall-like spice to your morning cup of coffee, blend it into your daily smoothie, or enjoy a spoonful of raw honey with a pinch of ginger on a sliced apple for an immune and fat-burning boost. 

#2 Turmeric:

Most of us know about turmeric for its amazing ability to help slash inflammation, but turmeric may also make a great addition to your diet if you are looking to burn fat. In addition to a clean diet and a regular exercise routine, a study found that turmeric was able to boost weight loss success. This anti-inflammatory spice will help reduce your total inflammatory load, another key part of helping burn fat and feel your absolute best. 

#3 Cayenne Pepper:

Love a little spice in your life? Add some cayenne pepper to your recipes this fall. Cayenne pepper is the ideal spice to help you shed fat. It has some pretty impressive thermogenic properties, which means it actually helps your body burn calories. Consider adding some cayenne pepper to your stir-fry’s. Like things spicy? Try juicing some apples, lemons, and add a pinch of cayenne pepper for the ultimate fat burning beverage. 

#4 Pumpkin:

Pumpkin is everything this time of year, right? If you get more excited about pumpkin spiced latte season, you’re going to love this. Pumpkin is an amazing superfood. It’s great for gut health, rich in antioxidants, and it’s low in calories. This weight-loss friendly fall superfood makes a great addition to your fall diet. Want to make a guilt-free pumpkin spiced latte that may actually help you burn fat? Take a look at our recipe below. 

#5 Apples:

If going apple picking is one of your go-to fall traditions, you’re in luck, because apples are a great fall superfood to add to your diet. This sweet fruit is rich in dietary fiber to help support gut health and keep you full between meals. Try pairing some sliced apples with almond butter for a nutrient-dense snack

#6 Sweet Potatoes:

While most commonly associated with a Thanksgiving side dish, adding sweet potatoes to your diet is always a good idea. This fall superfood is loaded with antioxidants, fiber, and complex carbs. It a great healthy carb choice to enjoy in place of things like white rice, white potatoes, and pasta. For an added bonus, bake some cubed sweet potato with some coconut oil, and sprinkle with some ground ginger and turmeric, yum! 

#7 Cauliflower:

Cauliflower has been a super trendy veggie among paleo and keto-dieters over the last few years. This veggie is the perfect rice and potato swap, not and makes the perfect low-carb pizza crust. This fall superfood is the bomb, and extremely versatile. Cauliflower is both low carb and low calorie. Cauliflower is a great addition to any diet, if you are trying to cut you carbs to help burn fat.  So eat all the cauliflower rice your heart desires this fall,. It’s an excellent addition to any healthy diet!

A Pumpkin Spiced Latte Recipe to Kickstart Fall

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Dying to run to Starbucks for that pumpkin spiced latte? Can’t quite bring yourself to gulp down all those added calories and sugar? We get it, and we have a solution!

This pumpkin spiced latte recipe may actually boost health, and even help your body burn fat, so you can feel good about enjoying it. 

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup of brewed coffee 
  • ½ cup of unsweetened full-fat coconut milk 
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin puree 
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin spice 
  • 2 tsp. raw honey 

Directions:

Simply add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until combined. Pour into your favorite mug, sip and enjoy.