Our choices in life determine what we can be and how we want our health condition be. Today, more and more people are becoming conscious about the foods they eat. There are foods that help gain weight and foods that reduce weight. And yes, there are also certain foods that reduce belly fat! Amazing? Keep reading on……
Go for foods that stop blood sugar spikes.
Choose “flat belly foods” such as avocado, salmon, almonds, olive oil, and dried beans. Although, they do not literally burn your belly fats but foods that are rich in fiber, fat, and protein do help in digesting and absorbing foods – gradually. This will help prevent increase blood sugar. They can also help decrease the absorption and digestion of carbs from other foods.
When blood sugar increases, like eating sugary desserts or refined carbs, it stimulates hormonal activity that help store belly fat. Therefore, by avoiding sugar spikes help prevent abdominal fat.
Foods rich in protein and fiber can control appetite or your cravings for more foods. This will help you prevent overeating. However, always remember that whatever foods that you choose, but you eat jumbo food servings and more calories than you need, then extra calories will be stored – as unwanted fat.
Go for food that accelerates metabolism.
Green tea, vinegar, cayenne pepper and any food rich in protein, like fish, meat and eggs, are “fat belly foods.” They accelerate metabolism and help burn stored fats which include your belly fats. However, watch out for the details of these foods. When you take one cup of green tea, or one teaspoon of cayenne pepper can burn additional 10 to 20 calories every day, although it will take about 3,500 calories to oxidize one pound of fat.
To go with these great foods is to take daily exercises to lessen belly fat. Do interval and strength training. There are studies that show alternating brief, high interval and recovery intervals are effective in decreasing abdominal fat instead of exercising at constant pace. By improving and enhancing lean muscles with strength training will accelerate the calories that you burn that help lower bod fat, including belly fat.
Go for oatmeal
One half of a cup of whole grain oatmeal has 15 grams of fiber with only 150 calories. Whole grains (the real ones) prevent increase blood-glucose levels, and therefore stops food cravings after breakfast. Go for added fiber by dressing up your oatmeal with one tablespoon of flaxseed.
Go for Kale, Broccoli, and Leafy Greens
Choose leafy vegetables. Cruciferous greens are loaded with folate, a vitamin known for helping reduce weight. A study that was published at the British Journal of Nutrition show that dieters with high folate level diet lost weight for about 8 times. Opt for cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and bok choy to get your folate every day.
Go for beans and legumes
A study was published in Journal of the American College of Nutrition in 2008 revealed that people who include beans and other legumes in their diet have smaller waists and have weight for about 6 pounds less, although they ate more than 199 calories every day. Beans and other legumes are were found to be low in cholesterol and fat but they are rich in protein and fiber. People who eat beans also tend to have lesser blood pressure level.
The right foods for the right body means that you need to look and monitor your food intake and your physical activities:
- Regulate your sugar intake and refined carbs.
- Avoid overeating. Choose healthy foods and take them in servings that help you sustain a healthy life and body – without the belly fats.
- Choose foods rich in protein and fiber.
- Be physically active such as doing the strength training or workout.
- Reduce your stress level.
- Quality sleep!