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Believe it or not, your body actually doesn't want to store fat. 


And the secret to lasting weight-loss does not come down to complicated calorie-counting or weight-loss gimmicks. Instead, it's all about finding your body's own natural rhythms.



But sometimes it's alright to have a little help – especially when that help is from tasty fat-burning foods. Who doesn't want to lose weight while you actually chew your food anyway? 


It's the best of both worlds!


With these little wonders, your metabolism is going to get a major boost and you will be on your way to trim-ville in no time.


Here are our top picks:


Whole grains



Your body burns twice as many calories breaking down whole foods – especially those rich in fibre – so stick to whole grains rather than anything processed.


Lean meat



Protein has a high fat-burning effect: You burn about 30 percent of the calories the food contains during digestion. So a 300 calorie chicken breast takes about 90 calories to break down.


Green tea



Drinking four cups of green tea a day can help people lose up to six pounds in two months. There's a compound found in green tea called EGCG, that speeds up your metabolism after sipping it. Brew anyone?





One cup of lentils equals 35 percent of your daily iron needs – which is great because 20 percent of us are iron deficient. When your body doesn't get all the nutrients it needs, your metabolism slows down, so make sure to carry a bag of lentils where ever you go!


Hot peppers



Capsaicin is the compound found in chilli peppers that give them their kick – and in turn heats up your body and melts additional calories. Sweet.



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Lately there’s been so much buzz around trendy nutritional newbies like acai and kale that traditional fruits and vegetables are sometimes treated like yesterday’s news.

But researchers are discovering new reasons to get excited about some of the good old fashioned staples.

This crunchy delight is back on the must-eat list as a potential cancer fighter. It’s a top source of a flavonoid called apigenin. Researchers recently discovered that over time, a diet containing apigenin-rich foods may help prevent the disease.

The skins of these fruit snacks are bursting with resveratrol, the same antioxidant that helps make red wine good for your heart. Now a study has discovered that resveratrol may also aid in boosting immunity — by helping increase levels of a molecule that kills bacteria and viruses.

For years fungi have been thought to be heart healthy and immunity boosting.  Now science shows that they may even help prevent breast cancer by lowering oestrogen levels.

Research shows that smokers have a lower risk of developing Parkinson’s, a disease characterised by a loss of brain cells that make dopamine. No doctor would encourage lighting up, but there may be another way to get the benefit: peppers. They’re a safe and small source of nicotine, which may protect dopamine-producing cells.

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