7 Fat-Fighting Superfoods

Here are 7 kinds of foods you can consume comfortably during your weight loss journey!


1. Wax Gourd (Winter Melon)

  • High fibre content for improved metabolic rate¹

  • Prevent fat accumulation and facilitate digestion

  • Reduce water retention

2. Kelp

  • Soften nodules and disperse stagnation

  • Alginate natural fibre for blocking fat absorption in the gut²

  • Moderate cholesterol

3. Lotus Leaf

  • Lower blood pressure

  • Rich in taurine amino acid to slow the speed of fat and carbohydrates absorption

  • Offer antiobesity and hypolipidemic effects³

4. Barley

  • Barley water can reduce water retention and bloating

  • Low glycaemic index regulate blood sugar levels

  • Beta-glucan fibre can reduce visceral fat⁴

5. Hawthorn Berry

  • Lower blood pressure and increase metabolism to burn excess fat

  • Reduce fat buildup in the blood, liver, and fatty tissues

  • Improve lipids metabolism in the liver and adipose tissue⁵

6. Apple

  • Rich in minerals, vitamins, high concentration of fiber, and low in calories

  • Apple peels’ Ursolic acid natural compound for calorie burning⁶

  • Moderate cholesterol and blood sugar

7. Onion

  • Rich quercetin source for improving hyperlipidemia and obesity complications⁷

  • Strong probiotic, fat-free food to promote digestion

  • Rich in soluble fibre to keep your gut healthy



Always remember to avoid consuming anything in bulk or in excess amounts, finding a balance is always the key to reaching your health goals.


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References


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  2. Klaus W. Lange, Joachim Hauser, Yukiko Nakamura, Shigehiko Kanaya. Dietary seaweeds and obesity, Food Science and Human Wellness, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2015, Pages 87-96. ISSN 2213-4530, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fshw.2015.08.001

  3. J Biomed Sci. 2010; 17(Suppl 1): S42. Published online 2010 Aug 24. doi:10.1186/1423-0127-17-S1-S42

  4. Aoe S, Ichinose Y, Kohyama N, Komae K, Takahashi A, Abe D, Yoshioka T, Yanagisawa T. Effects of high β-glucan barley on visceral fat obesity in Japanese individuals: A randomized, double-blind study. Nutrition. 2017 Oct;42:1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nut.2017.05.002

  5. Lee JJ, Lee HJ, Oh SW. Antiobesity Effects of Sansa (Crataegi fructus) on 3T3-L1 Cells and on High-Fat-High-Cholesterol Diet-Induced Obese Rats. J Med Food. 2017 Jan;20(1):19-29. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2016.3791. PMID: 28098517.

  6. University of Iowa. (2012, June 20). Apple peel compound boosts brown fat, reduces obesity in mice. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2022 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/06/120620212855.htm

  7. Lee, J. S., Cha, Y. J., Lee, K. H., & Yim, J. E. (2016). Onion peel extract reduces the percentage of body fat in overweight and obese subjects: a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Nutrition research and practice, 10(2), 175–181. https://doi.org/10.4162/nrp.2016.10.2.175

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