Healthy Living 5 surprising foods that help you lose weight

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Some foods have been classified to be avoided during weight loss because of how fatty or starchy they are.

However, studies have shown that some of these foods and other unexpected ones are actually helpful to your weight loss.

They range from spices, to tubers to red meat.

Here are 5 surprising foods that help with weight loss.

1. Cinnamon

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This spice has been shown to boost metabolism in fat cells.

2. White potatoes

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They are fat free, filling, a rich source of fibre and starch. When eaten baked they are a very good friend to weight loss.

3. Steak

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Lean cuts contain less fatty protein and are also filling. The rich protein will help burn more calories.

4. Pepper

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Chilli sauce, chillies, peppers have been found to have a compound that temporarily increases metabolism.

5. Pistachios

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Of all nuts for snacking, pistachios contain more calories than other types. However, because they take longer to be eaten, studies have revealed that they lead to less calorie intake.

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