2016-08-05 19:17:00


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Fat-busting superfoods you should be eating

Green tea is particularly healthy and it’s also known for its fat-burning ability, which is triggered by its rich flavonoid and caffeine content. Drink at least three cups of tea a day, hot or cold, to reap the benefits.

Perhaps ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ should be rephrased to ‘An apple a day keeps fat at bay’ after research discovered that pectin in this tree fruit binds to water when consumed and prevents our cells from absorbing fat. Apples are also abundant in satisfying fiber so we’re inclined to eat less after eating one.

Avocados used to be every dieter’s nightmare because of their high fat content. What we now know, however, is that avocados and avocado oil are high in monounsaturated and oleic fatty acids – both of which have shown to lower the risk of metabolic syndrome.

This tangy citrus fruit is high in a type of flavonoid called naringenin, which balances blood-sugar levels and encourage the liver to burn, rather than store, excess fat. This keeps metabolic syndrome at bay. For best results drink fresh grapefruit juice before every meal but check with your doctor before doing as it’s known to interfere with medications such as statins.

A high fat food yes, but the humble peanut can actually increase metabolic rate, which is good for burning energy. Like most nuts peanuts are a good source of fat and fiber, which are both good for feeling full and staying full, and have a low glycemic index so no crazy blood sugar ups and downs after eating.

Phytoestrogen in soy products such as soy beans, soy nuts and tofu may help women who are prone to gaining weight during or after the menopause because of hormonal changes and cravings. Soy is thought to mimic estrogen production, which slows down as women age resulting in body fat that’s hard to shift.

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