Wanting to have a sexier midsection? Here is the list of foods you should eat more to help your belly slim down.
Are you bothered by your belly fat? Don’t have enough time to go to the gym? If so, don’t lose hope. There are foods that have been scientifically proven to reduce belly fat. Incorporate these foods into your diet now and you could be on your way to having a slimmer waistline.
Mushrooms are high in vitamin D, which studies have shown can be linked to abdominal obesity. Moreover, mushrooms can serve as a good replacement for red meat. Mushroom has lower calories and can make you feel full faster.
Having a vegan soup before a meal can lower the calorie content of that meal. In turn, this can lead to lower fat intake.
There are several ways that egg consumption can lead to reduced fat around the belly. One is that it can give you protein, which can curb overeating. Another is that compared to other breakfast foods like a bagel, eggs can make you feel full while giving lower calories.
4. Spicy chili peppers
The compound called capsaicin found in chili peppers can lower caloric consumption and increase the feeling of fullness. You can use spicy chili peppers in soups and stews.
Broccoli is low in calories. A cup contains just 54 calories. It can make you feel full even before you take in many calories.
With its ideal ratio of protein and fiber, beans are considered the consummate weight loss food. It can satisfy you without giving a lot of calories. It is also cheap and can be incorporated in many recipes.
Nuts may be rich in calories but they can increase resting metabolism. In turn, you won’t feel bloated when you have an increased intake of nuts.
Berries like goji berries, blueberries and strawberries are not only yummy but are an excellent source of antioxidants. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Florida showed that people who eat foods rich in antioxidants are more lightweight compared to those who don’t.
9. Green Tea
Instead of drinking coffee, why don’t you switch to green tea? Green tea is well known for its fat burning abilities. Drinking two cups of this beverage a day can lead you to burn 70 to 80 calories.
Almonds, particularly those that have their skins intact, can reduce cravings and help build muscles. Almond is not only known for fighting obesity but for also lowering blood pressure, reducing wrinkles, and preventing heart diseases.
11. Peanut butter
Not all sweet foods are bad for your weight loss plans. Take peanut butter as an example, this spread can burn fats fast while increasing muscle build up and repair. It can also boost your testosterone levels, which can help make your workouts last longer.
12. Olive oil
Olive oil is considered by many as a true superfood. It’s a very effective slimming ingredient. One recent study had 7,447 adults follow a Mediterranean diet which includes olive oil. After 5 years, those who were assigned a Mediterranean diet had the biggest reduction in body weight as reported in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Flaxseeds are excellent sources of fat. It is also rich in omega 3 fatty acids. It can hasten your weight loss by keeping you full. You can sprinkle them on a salad.
14. Low-fat yogurt
You can steadily lose weight and see a flatter stomach when you increase your calcium intake. Studies have shown that when there’re low amounts of calcium in the body, hormones are secreted so that the body can better use the said mineral. However, it could also cause the body to signal to the fat cells to hold onto fat, particularly in the belly.
As such, eating low-fat yogurt (and other foods rich in calcium like whole milk and Swiss cheese) can help you steadily lose weight.
Oats are rich in soluble fiber and can lower blood sugar. Studies have also shown that people who eat oats instead of whole grain foods like rice can lose weight fast. You can ditch fried rice for breakfast and instead have oatmeal to start the day.
Fishes like tuna and salmon are packed with protein and omega fatty acids. These are also great sources of monosaturated fatty acids that can boost metabolism. Increase your intake of fish and you can be on your way to a slimmer belly.
Water can help speed up your metabolism. It can also cleanse your body while making you feel full, so you don’t have to take another snack.
18. Citric fruits
Citric fruits like orange and lemons are considered as good fat burners. The acid present in these fruits can burn fats faster than other fruits.
19. Bell pepper
Bell pepper is rich in fiber that can improve your digestion. These are also high in other nutrients like carotenoids. One study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics showed that overweight young people who incorporated bell pepper in their diet were up to 17 percent slimmer than those who didn’t eat this food.
Lentils are rich in soluble fiber which aid in removing toxins from the body. Aside from making you regular, lentils can trick you into believing that you are full. As a high fiber food, lentils take longer to chew. It also sits in the gut for a while thus you will feel full for a longer time when you eat lentils.
You can enjoy lentils in many ways. You can make it into a side dish. Or maybe use it for salad and soup.
Flat Belly Diet Recipe
Here’s a simple flat belly diet recipe that you can try. It incorporates ingredients I mentioned above such as broccoli, mushroom and water. You’ll need 25 minutes to finish this recipe. It makes four servings.
● One pound of chopped fresh broccoli, with the florets separated
● 12 ounce of mushrooms
● A half of zucchini
● A half of bell pepper
● One medium sweet onion, chopped
● Two tablespoon of olive oil
● Two cloves of garlic, minced
● White pepper
● Half cup of water
● One tablespoon of cornstarch
● One tablespoon of dark soy sauce
● One teaspoon of powdered ginger
● One tablespoon of cornstarch
● One teaspoon of powdered ginger
● A dash of Chinese Five spice
Step by step guide:
1. Place a skillet over high heat and then add olive oil, ginger, pepper and garlic.
2. Add the chopped broccoli and mushrooms then saute for 2 minutes.
3. Add the onion and half cup of water with broccoli florets. Saute for 5 minutes or until you notice that the florets have become bright green in color.
4. Mix the cornstarch with one tablespoon of water. Add this to the broccoli mushroom mixture.
5. Add soy sauce, Chinese five spice and white pepper. Cook until the sauce becomes thick.
6. Serve this over rice. You can also use this as a side dish.
Just to give you an idea how many calories you will be taking in with this recipe:
● Olive oil– 60 calories
● Broccoli– 32 calories
● Mushrooms– 22 calories
● Zucchini– 15
● Bell pepper– 15
● Raw onions– 10 calories
● Cornstarch — 4 calories
● Garlic—– 2 calories
● Soy sauce– 2 calories
● Ginger– 2 calories
Total— 104 calories
There you have it— 20 of the best foods that you should be eating more of if you want to have a sexier midsection.
Which of these foods are your favorites? Let us know by writing in the comments section below.