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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Papaya

"A source of minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium, papaya also contains a substance called papain," says Aikens. This digestive enzyme helps you build muscle and shift pounds by assisting your body in breaking down protein.

RW serving suggestion: Papaya salsa


Mix a diced, ripe papaya with 120g of black beans, quarter of a red onion, diced, and half a red pepper, chopped. Add the juice of two limes, a pinch of chilli flakes and 150ml of pineapple juice. Ideal with grilled fish. Serves two.

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