Nova Ferrington, Yahoo! Contributor Network wrote, "If you are dieting or just trying to watch your weight, there are certain foods well known as "fat burners", meaning that they naturally help your body burn extra calories. As always, the key is to not go to extremes with any one food. If you have allergies or other health problems, it would be best to talk it over with your doctor before radically changing your diet.

Certain spices are counted as fat burners, and one is cinnamon. Research done on cinnamon proved that as little as a quarter teaspoon added to food, helps your body to rid itself of sugar 20 times faster. It also lowers your body's blood-sugar levels.

Another food in that type of category is ginger. Ginger expands blood vessels, increasing body heat, which burns fat 20% more quickly then if you hadn't consumed it. It can be found in teas, or you can buy it fresh, at a local health food store. Ginger also detoxifies your body and stimulates circulation.

Another food that increases your body heat is garlic. Although you won't have the freshest breath (!), garlic has many healing powers, and has been used for curing ailments for centuries. It is a natural antibiotic. It destroys bacteria and because it is a blood sugar regulator, it will speed up the fat burning process. It is said to keep your insulin levels lower, which also maximizes the fat burning process.

Almost all foods that are rich in Vitamin C, act as fat burners, including limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, watermelon and apples. Many vegetables are the same, such as broccoli, cabbage, celery, and carrots. Broccoli and cabbage contain high quantities of calcium and vitamin C. The reason Vitamin C is a fat burner, is because it dilutes the fat and makes it less effective. It also causes the fat to be able to be flushed out of the system more quickly. Another ingredient in fruit is pectin, which is especially found in apples. Pectin limits the fat that is absorbed by your cells."

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