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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Delicious baked, made into fritters or grated into salads, this ruby-red root contains a compound called betaine, "which could help stop the buildup of fatty deposits in the liver", says Aikens. "Beet fibre has also been found to lower 'bad' LDL cholesterol - fats in the blood." Plus, a study showed that nitrates in beet juice help boost stamina by 16 per cent.

RW serving suggestion: Beetroot smoothie

Blend 100ml each of pomegranate juice and orange juice with one cooked beetroot. It's delicious poured over ice. Serves one.
Picture credit: Michael Rosenfeld

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