The Six Best Fat-Burning Foods

Marathoner and Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens picks his top fat-burning foods



by Ruth Emmett

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Peas

A 100g serving of cooked peas packs in a quarter of your recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamin C and a third of your vitamin K RDA. "Studies suggest that peas help lower cholesterol and can help keep your blood sugar levels stable," says Aikens.

RW serving suggestion: Pea, mint and lemon hummus

Blanch 200g fresh peas in boiling water for two minutes. Drain and blend with 200g tinned chickpeas, a handful of mint and one garlic clove, crushed. Add two tbsp of olive oil, the juice of one lemon and one tsp of sesame seed paste, blend for another 30 seconds, season and enjoy with warm pitta bread. Serves four people.

Picture credit: Martin-Barraud/ Getty Images


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