10/04/2012 08:09 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Surprising Foods That Boost Metabolism

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, M.D., author of "The Hunger Fix".

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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!

Foods That Fight Fat

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"Surprising Foods That Fight Fat" originally appeared on Health.com.