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Slimming superpowers: The fish’s omega-3 fatty acids could help you fight flabmore effectively. They alter the expression of certain genes, shifting your body to burn fat rather than store it.
The amazing proof: In a study analyzing the diets of 35,000 women, published in Public Health Nutrition, those subjects who ate oily fish such as salmon two to four times per week had the lowest basal metabolic indexes, a common measure of body fat.
Slimming superpowers:This fruit’s 4 to 5 grams of fiber not only are filling but also help ferry out some of the fat and calories you take in from other foods.
The amazing proof:People who ate an apple 15 minutes before lunching on cheese tortellini consumed 187 fewer calories in total than those who snacked on nothing beforehand, a study from Penn State University in University Park determines. How aboutthem apples?
Slimming superpowers:A complete protein, quinoa has all the essential amino acids needed to build metabolism-revving muscle.
The amazing proof:Reduced-calorie dieters eating about 115 g of protein daily lost 22 percent more fat after four months than those who ate 70 g per day, The Journal of Nutrition reports.
Slimming superpowers:These legumes are rich in resistant starch (RS), a carbohydrate that may encourage fat burning and shrink fat cells.
The amazing proof: When study participants enjoyed a meal with 5 g of RS—about what you get from 3/4 cup cooked lentils—they burned 23 percent more fat over 24 hours than when they had a meal without the starch, researchers at the University of Colorado in Denver say.
Slimming superpowers:Healthful monounsaturated fats found in olive oil could potentially switch on genes related to fat burning and storage.
The amazing proof:Dieters on a low-cal plan emphasizing monounsaturated fats, protein and complex carbs lost almost double the weight that dieters who ate the same calories but less total fat and protein and more carbs lost, a study in theArchives of Internal Medicine reveals.
Slimming superpowers:The breakfast staple is loaded with choline, a compound known to help block fat absorption.
The amazing proof: After eight weeks, dieters who ate two eggs, toast and jelly for breakfast five days a week lost 65 percent more weight than those who had a same-calorie bagel breakfast without eggs, according to a study in the International Journal of Obesity.