Although exercise is important for weight-loss, healthy eating is far more important for losing weight. Many foods can help speed up metabolism, as well as help the dieter feel fuller longer. It isn't just what dieters eat that's important. Recent studies claim that fasting every other day, or intermittent fasting, where a person fasts for a certain number of hours each day, can also help to speed up weight- loss.

Cinnamon promises to burn belly fat

The Daily Star UK reported that cinnamon is a super food that helps burn belly fat. Sprinkling this super food on food will not only help speed up fat loss, it helps with burning belly fat too.

Cinnamon actually offers several weight-loss benefits. In a recent study, sprinkling cinnamon on cakes, pies, and pastries kept high-fat foods from being a heart risk. Not only does it help to stop dieters from gaining weight, it helps to reduce beer bellies, and lower levels of sugar, which is a risk factor for diabetes. Dieters may use either the powder or the stick, and it helps to activate the antioxidant and inflammatory systems of the body. Using cinnamon on a regular basis seems to help prevent additional fat storage in the body. The research for the latest study was done by the American Heart Association.

Super foods help to speed up weight-loss

The Daily O reported that instead of just focusing on super foods or weight-loss, the real focus needs to be nutrition.

By eating nutritious foods, dieters have a side benefit of losing weight too. Super foods can fill the gap in any diet by providing adequate nutrition. Although super foods may not be easily identified, look for foods that deliver high concentrations of vitamins and minerals. There needs to be both nutrient density and diversity.

Foods that are rich in B-vitamins, calcium, and protein will also be rich in phytonutrients, as well as antioxidants.

Oats are one example of a food that is considered a super food because of its concentration of beta-glucans, which can help to lower cholesterol. Garlic is another example because it contains allicin, which is a natural antibiotic.

Salmon offers high concentrations of Omega 3's, while nuts like walnuts offer high levels of Vitamin E. Some of the latest studies show that maple syrup contains compounds that can help improve insulin resistance and help to ward off diabetes.

What is most important is to eat super foods as part of a balanced diet instead of trying to eat a super food to compensate for a bad diet. There are also many weight-loss tips from the experts that can help dieters get slim and keep the weight off.