1. Garlic and 2. Onions; Sure your breath might stick, but your body will certainly thank you! These yummy foods can break down fatty deposits in the body while also breaking down cholesterol; kill viruses, bacteria and fungi; and protect against heart disease. 3. Turmeric: One of my favorite spices to add into anything. most recently, I've been adding it to my eggs in the morning. Turmeric helps your body metabolize fats by decreasing the fat storage rate in liver cells. 4. Cinnamon: Researchers at the United States Department of Agriculture showed that one-quarter teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon with food helps metabolize sugar up to 20 times better than without cinnamon. 5. Chiles: Add some heat to your food to fire up your metabolism. Capsaicin, the active ingredient in chile peppers, significantly improves fat burning. Additionally, chiles help boost energy levels as well.