Yep! Different foods KILL belly fat while others CAUSE belly fat (and belly bulge)!. These foods (belly fat fighting foods) give you the nutrients you need to crush cravings,they “scrub” your digestive track and allow you to eliminate pounds of “toxic waste” and excess water from your body in just a few short days.
Stubborn belly fat is the bane of many people’s existence. While banishing the belly bulge is crucial if you want to fit into your favorite jeans and generally feel good about yourself, it’s even more important for your health and longevity. Belly fat, more than any other type of fat, is linked with some serious health concerns such as cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and certain types of cancer. Getting regular exercise and eating a nutritious diet — including plenty of vegetables — is the best way to trim your tummy and improve your health.
Here are 7 belly KILLING foods:
Avocados are loaded with two nutrients that are KEY to killing belly fat: hunger-crushing fiber (11 to 17 grams per avocado!), and monounsaturated fats, which studies have shown to actually “spot reduce” belly fat.
2. Peanut Butter:
Natural peanut butter, seeds and nuts such as pistachios, walnuts, almonds (or almond butter), pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds are also good fat-burning food, as they keep you full and satisfied for long periods of time, and contain healthy, belly-burning fats and minerals. (Stick to natural peanut butter by the way. The regular stuff is full of deadly trans fats.)
Dark chocolate is loaded with antioxidants (nearly eight times the number found in strawberries) and it contains stimulants that can have a positive effect on fat burning, including theobromine and caffeine. It also contains a nice dose of oleic acid, which is a monounsaturated fat. Make sure to choose the 78% or higher cocoa levels for best results.
4. Green Tea:
Not only does it contain a potent antioxidant, many scientific studies have linked green tea to increased fat burning, including a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutritionthat found green tea extract boosted the daytime metabolism of test subjects by 35-43%.
Researchers have found that cinnamon contains a type of antioxidant that increases insulin sensitivity and effectively helps to stabilize blood sugar. Bottom line…you’ll store less belly fat.
Most regular yoghurt is bad for your belly. It’s loaded with belly-bulging sugar (real or artificial) that you want to avoid it. However, Greek yogurts (plain) are loaded with probiotics that fight belly bulge. Add some natural sweetener like stevia or Truvia™ to it with some walnuts and berries for the ultimate belly flattening treat.
7. Lean Protein:
Lean protein source is a good belly-blasting food. This includes wild salmon, free-range chicken, whey protein powders, and most especially grass-fed beef because it contains natural CLA—a fat that studies have actually shown to burn fat. The interesting thing about protein is your body will burn off as much as 30% of its calories to digest and “use” it.
Cetain vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale and cabbage contain special phytonutrients (fight-o-nutrients), such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which help to fight against environmental estrogens that can add belly fat.
9. Chili Peppers:
Studies have shown that capsaicin, the active ingredient in chili peppers and powder increases calorie-burning, stabilizes blood sugar levels and is a potent antioxidant.
Strawberries, rasberries and blackberries are loaded with fibre (which slows sugar absorption) and are packed with vitamins that can fight cravings. (cravings can come from vitamin deficiencies).
Packed with fibre and whole-grain goodness, you can’t go wrong. Just stay away from the processed, high-sugar junk and stick to slow cook oats. Add berries, walnuts cinnamon to taste.