Surprising Foods That Fight Fat

These humble eats are superheroes—they can rev your metabolism by as much as 15%. Work them into your diet with our recipes for every meal (and snack!) of the day.

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by Maridel Reyes

Get excited: You can burn calories and combat fat by eating yummy food. "If you choose the right picks, studies show you can torch up to 300 extra calories a day," says Pamela Peeke, MD, author of The Hunger Fix.

Whole, unrefined foods are your heroes. Your metabolism has to work harder to break them down than processed ones, so you're zapping more calories—and storing less as fat. These recipes double up (even triple up) on foods with serious metabolism-boosting power. Take that, dastardly fat!

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