Foods that burn fat

If you’ve been sticking to a diet but failing to see results, fear not. These 14 fat-fighting foods have your back.

As well as being a great protein source, eggs are high in biotin, a vitamin that promotes weight loss as it helps the body to process and burn more fats. 

Along with other health benefits, a 2009 study by the USDA showed that turmeric may help to reduce fat and aid weight loss.

High in vitamin C, pineapple also helps to break down and digest fats, increase fat excretion and act as an appetite suppressant.

They may not be the most exciting meals, but oats are high in soluble fibre, meaning you feel fuller for longer and are less likely to crave snacks. 

Blueberries contain an antioxidant called resveratrol that research shows might assist in burning fat.

Greek yoghurt
High in protein, calcium and vitamin D, Greek yoghurt is low in fat, and when coupled with exercise, can help people to lose weight, according to

Cayenne pepper
Research has shown that regularly eating capsaicin, found in cayenne peppers, helps to speed the loss of stomach fat. Spicy foods also help to reduce hunger pangs.

Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar boosts the metabolism, lowers insulin levels and speeds the rate at which your body burns calories by up to 40 per cent. For more benefits and tips on how to drink it, check out these six best drinks to help with weight loss. 

As well as being an appetite suppressant, spinach is rich in iron, folate, vitamin A and thylakoids which may help inhibit fat growth.

Peanut butter
Surprising though it may seem, organic peanut butter is rich in protein and beneficial fats. According to
, it can help reduce hunger for two and a half hours to help you avoid snacking.

Researchers found that feeding mice cinnamaldehyde, found in cinnamon, led to a loss of belly fat in mice. More research now suggests that cinnamon has the same impact on people, as it contains antioxidants and boosts the metabolism.

Parmesan cheese
An unlikely hero in the fat-burning game, parmesan is high in protein and calcium, both of which can help to burn calories and increase fat oxidation.

Allicin in garlic is said to improve metabolism, and gives garlic its delicious taste and smell.

Chia seeds
High in fibre and very filling, chia seeds are a great addition to your diet to help lower your appetite and improve your digestion.

Are you eating enough of these fat-fighting foods? What foods do you eat and which do you avoid when trying to cut down on fat?

Written by Liv Gardiner


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