Not only selected foods but herbs can also help in burning fat. Herbs, which are normally packed with antioxidants and other potent organic compounds, burn fat faster than any other foods. If these herbs are taken raw, the potentiality of these compounds remains unaltered producing the best results. Herbs act as thermogenic agents that accelerate body metabolism, prevent accumulation of fat especially around the waist and abdomen, lower bad cholesterol level, prevent water retention and help in releasing certain neurotransmitters that reduce your food cravings. Herbs can be taken by everybody. Children, pregnant women and nursing mothers need proper consultation before taking herbs. Herbs mixed with dishes can also be a good option to check further weight gain.