10 Must Have Food for Flat Belly

Number of studies carried out have shoed that holding extra fat around the mid section increases health risks. Unsurprisingly, losing abdominal or belly fat is one of the prime weight loss goal of many people. Some specific food and nutrients are known to help target belly fat. Here are 10 healthy food which you should incorporate in your diet

  1. Food rich in soluble fiber
    • Soluble fiber breaks down in the body and becomes gel like
    • Soluble fiber slows down the absorption of cholesterol and sugar in the bloodstream
    • It also keeps digested food moving smoothly through the GI tract
    • Oats, barley, peas, avocados, fruits and beans all contain soluble fiber
  2. Food rich in quality protein
    • Protein increases muscle mass and strength
    • It reduces appetite and untimely hunger
    • It is very good for bones and boosts metabolism
    • It lowers your blood pressure and helps maintain weight loss
    • Tofu, beans, low fat yogurt, milk, nuts, eggs etc are high in protein content
  3. Foods rich in probiotics
    • Probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria
    • Certain probiotics strains are known to help keep the heart healthy
    • It boosts your immunity system and promotes natural antibody production in the body
  4. Food rich in omega 3 fat
    • Food rich in omega 3 help burn fat faster
    • This leads to efficient weight loss
    • Safflower, sunflower, corn, sesame, peanuts, walnut etc are rich in omega 3
  5. Pure natural coconut oil
    • Research has proved that MCT oils like coconut oil help you burn more calories
    • This aids in weight loss and belly fat loss
  6. Pure apple cider vinegar with mother
    • Adding 1-2 tsp of apple cider vinegar to your diet can help you lose weight
    • It can also reduce body fat percentage and make you lose belly fat
  7. Leafy green tea
    • Green tea benefits the whole body
    • It contains catechins, antioxidants that can help reduce belly fat
    • If you sip green tea before a workout, these compounds can increase your fat burn during aerobics
  8. Zero calorie food
    • Food is called zero calorie when the body needs more energy to digest the food than what the food provides
    • Thus the calorie cost of digesting the food would be greater than its food energy content
  9. Citrus food
    • Oranges, strawberries, kiwi, papaya etc are beneficial to the body in  more than one way
    • The help the body lose that stubborn belly fat faster
  10. Healthy drinks
    • We’ve shared recipes of detox water and other healthy drinks on this website which you should try out
    • Apart from keeping you hydrated these help the body immensely in losing fat
  11. Banana
    • Banana is probably the most under rated food
    • These are a healthful addition to a balanced diet
    • Banana provides a range of vital nutrients and are a very good source of fiber

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