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9 Super Fat-Fighting Foods

5.  Beans and Legumes: Legumes are the best source of fiber of any foods. They help to stabilize blood sugar while keeping you regular. Isoflavones found in soy foods speed the breakdown of stored fat. In one study, those who consumed high amounts of soy products shed three times more superfluous weight than did their counterparts who ate no soy.  If you suspect a sluggish thyroid avoid soy consumption.  And, choose only organic, and preferably fermented, soy products. Also read Best Tips For Cooking Beans.

6. and 7. Garlic and Onions: This dynamic duo of foods contains phytochemicals that break down fatty deposits in the body, while also breaking down cholesterol; killing viruses, bacteria, and fungi; and protecting against heart disease. With a little help from garlic and onions, you can burn fat while warding off illness.

8. Turmeric: The popular spice used primarily in Indian cooking contains the highest known source of beta carotene, the antioxidant that helps protect the liver from free radical damage. Turmeric also helps your liver heal while helping your body metabolize fats by decreasing the fat storage rate in liver cells. Add a teaspoon of turmeric into your next curry dish to help your body fight fat.

9. Flax Seeds and Flax Seed Oil: These seeds and oil attract oil-soluble toxins that become lodged in the fatty tissues of the body.  Once attracted, they help to escort fat-soluble toxins out.  That spells fewer fat stores and a trimmer you.

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Adapted with permission from The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan by Michelle Schoffro Cook.

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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?

8:29AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012


12:05AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

Very interesting. I always thought beans and,especially, oatmeal were a no-nos.

1:51PM PDT on Jun 5, 2012

with exercise, this is very good for body and mind, good aliments

5:57PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012


2:06PM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

Thanks for the info.

4:42AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012

thanks for sharing

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