Beans, peas and chickpeas
Researchers from St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada, have found that eating around 130g of beans, peas or chickpeas a day can not only help you lose weight, but also help lower high cholesterol.
We love a G&T, but we suspected our favourite tipple is likely to make us gain weight, not lose it. Well apparently, we were wrong. Okay, sugary tonics don’t do us much good, but a shot of gin can actually speed up your metabolism and help your body burn fat quicker. Researchers from the University of Sigulda in Latvia have revealed that gin can cause an ‘after burn’ effect, which boosts your body’s calorie-burning potential.
Last year saw turmeric become an increasingly popular household spice, but it really looks set to explode in 2017 thanks to the healthy compound curcumin it contains. Not only is it great for weight loss, it will give your hair and skin a boost.