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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Garlic

"Raw or cooked, garlic adds a zing to savoury dishes and, according to one meta-analysis of previous studies, one clove a day can lower cholesterol by about nine per cent," Aikens says. Other research has also linked the pungent bulbs to an uptick in carb metabolism, meaning food gets converted to energy more efficiently.


RW serving suggestion: Garlic crostini


Mash one clove of garlic into a paste with one tsp of extra virgin olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. Spread over four slices of baguette and grill until golden.

Picture credit: Simon Stanmore/ Getty Images


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