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The Top Fat-Burning Foods

Certain foods have a very high thermogenic effect, so you literally burn calories as you chew.
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Hot peppers

Capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their kick, heats up your body, which makes you melt additional calories. You can get it by eating raw, cooked, dried, or powdered peppers, says Lakatos Shames. “Add as much cayenne or hot sauce as possible to soups, eggs, and meats.”

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