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9 Super Fat-Fighting Foods

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9 Super Fat-Fighting Foods

Did you resolve to lose weight in 2011?  Increase your body’s fat-burning power by eating more foods that help your liver (your body’s main fat-metabolizing organ) to burn fat better. While there are many fabulous foods that fight fat, here are nine of my favorites:

1. Leafy Greens: Spinach, spring mix, mustard greens, and other dark leafy greens are good sources of fiber and powerhouses of nutrition. Research demonstrates that their high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants helps prevent hunger while protecting you from heart disease, cancer, cataracts, and memory loss.

2.  Cayenne: This hot spice lessens the risk of excess insulin in the body by speeding metabolism and lowering blood glucose (sugar) levels, before the excess insulin can result in fat stores.  Spice up your next meal with cayenne and lessen those love handles. Read 5 Cancer-Fighting Spices for more spice-cabinet remedies.

3. Oatmeal: Surprised? This complex carbohydrate (the good kind) is slow to digest and helps to keep blood sugar levels stable while keeping you feeling full. Research also shows that consuming oatmeal reduces a person’s cravings for fatty foods. Be sure to eat the unsweetened kind.  Sprinkle with ground flax seeds for even more fat-fighting power. See how to make the healthiest quick oatmeal.

4. Cinnamon: Researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture showed that a quarter to one teaspoon of cinnamon with food helps metabolize sugar up to twenty times better than food not eaten with cinnamon.  Excess sugar in the blood can lead to fat storage.  And cinnamon is not just for apple pie.  You can add it to curries, vegetable dishes, soups, and stews.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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9:07PM PST on Nov 30, 2014

All these foods are healthy

9:48PM PDT on Jul 31, 2014

thank you god bless

4:44PM PDT on Jul 28, 2014

Noted.

11:38AM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

Notice how not one single item on here is an animal product :) Go vegan!! It will do wonders for your health, the planet, and you save 31 animals per year just by yourself

3:43AM PDT on Jul 24, 2014

Thank you :)

3:44PM PDT on Jul 22, 2014

Another great post.

5:27PM PST on Jan 20, 2014

Great list of items:) I might have commented on this article before, but it is just too good!

5:33AM PST on Dec 20, 2013

I use a lot of these things.

9:36AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Súper! Thanks a lot!!!! :)

10:17PM PST on Dec 18, 2012

Where are the nuts and avocados?

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