People always eat little for losing weight. As people trying to lose weight often think that whatever they eat will add to their inches, they tend towards obsessive, crash dieting. But this is a misconception, as attributes of certain foods keep the body fit and trim. The following nine do just that!

Frozen Doufu

After being frozen, doufu produces a kind of acidic substance that eliminates human body fat. Porous doufu is rich in nutrients, low in calories and delicious too, making it a perfect slimming dish.


Chenpi (sun-dried tangerine peel) contains volatile oil, hesperidinum, and vitamins B and C. Volatile oil has a moderately stimulating effect on the gastrointestinal tract, which means it helps digestion, and reduces accumulation of abdominal fat.


Low fat, high protein, nutritious squid is another tasty dish that aids weight loss.

Pearl Barley

Pearl barley is effective in soothing and reducing edema, which makes it another slimming treat.


Papaya is good for the digestion and absorption of nutrients because it contains papain which breaks fat down into fatty acids and an enzyme that digests protein..

Bamboo Shoots

Low-fat, low sugar, multi-fiber bamboo shoots are also good for the digestion, and can help prevent constipation and colorectal cancer.


Pineapple contains vitamin C, carotene, thiamine, niacin and other vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium and various trace elements. Pineapple juice, peel and stems contain protease, which helps to digest fish and meat.

Pickled Vegetables

As vegetable fat is broken down in the pickling process, pickled vegetables are good for keeping fit, unless you suffer from edema, because pickled veg worsen water retention.

Mung Bean Sprouts

Mung bean sprouts clean cholesterol and fat from the walls of internal vessels and so inhibit cardiovascular disease. They are particularly suitable for smokers, drinkers and lovers of oily foods.  For health, somkers and drinkers should eat them more often.