Foods to Curb Your Belly Fat

: May 29, 2015
 
 
Foods to burn belly fat
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Beautiful body needs a perfect hourglass figure. But the visceral fat in the middle section of the stomach, which is commonly known as belly fat breaks this dream into a million pieces. We then subject our body to rigorous fasting and exercise to get rid of it, which leaves you stressed out. It is important to understand that eating right is half the battle won when if comes top burning belly fat. Some foods actually help you get that perfect shape. Remember it is important to burn the visceral fat not just for beauty but also to avoid diseases like diabetes cholesterol.
 
Carbohydrates, proteins and fats help generate energy. The excess fat is stored in the fat cells. When there is no further space available in the fat cells the excess fats gets stored in the lining of the muscles leading to excess weight. Therefore eating right helps keeping away from excess fat.

Causes:

  • Hereditary factors
  • Hormonal changes in women post menopause which weakens metabolism resulting in accumulation of belly fat
  • High intake of junk foods
  • Stress factors can result in inappropriate eating habits
  • Lack of sleep leads to bloating of stomach
The wonder foods that actually help burn belly fat are:

1. Almonds and Walnuts:

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These nuts contain good fats such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. They contain fewer calories and also contain magnesium, which helps build muscles. These nuts keep you full for a longer time hence you can stay away from hunger pangs by munching them.

2. Watermelon:

Watermelon to burn belly fat
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Watermelon contains 90 % water and hardly any calories. It also keeps you full for a longer time. It has also contains vitamin C, B1, B6, potassium and magnesium and is also known to reduce risk of heart disease. It is proven fact that drinking water melon juice daily for 8 weeks helps reduce belly fat.
  • Take a few pieces of water melon
  • Blend it in a blender
  • Have this juice daily
  • Do not add any sugar.

3. Cucumbers:

Cucumber to burn belly fat
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Cucumbers are in high in water content and low in calories. They have minerals and vitamins and also remove harmful toxins from our body and help reduce weight. Eat raw cucumbers daily for desired results.

4. Tomatoes:

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Tomatoes are low in calories but rich in nutrients like iron, potassium, vitamin A and C.In addition they contain a compound 9-oxo-ODA which reduces lipids in the blood. The lycopene in tomatoes is useful in fighting cancer and reduces cholesterol. Tomatoes both in raw and cooked form are beneficial.

5. Avocado:

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Avocados are rich in fiber, which keeps you full for a longer time. It has lecithin, which helps control body weight. Avocados contain good fats and help burn belly fat. Since they have antimicrobial properties they have very good health benefits.

6. Apples:

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Apples contain pectin which helps reduce belly fats. They contain fiber, flavonoids, phytosterol and beta-carotene, which keep your stomach full for a longer time. Apple also has several health benefits like it helps fight colon cancer, helps promoting healthy wrinkle free skin.

7. Pineapple:

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Pineapple contains an enzyme bromelain which helps in metabolization of proteins which helps burn belly fat. It has antibacterial properties which helps fight stomach infections and prevents bloating of stomach.

8. Eggs:

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Eggs are rich in proteins. They have less calories and fats. It contains amino acid leucine, which helps burning stomach fat. Have a boiled egg everyday for breakfast.

9. Oats:

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Oats contain insoluble fibers and carbohydrates, which keep your stomach full longer. They help in good digestion. Use plain oats; not the flavored variety. Bowl of oats with low fat milk is ideal breakfast.

10. Pulses:

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Pulses contain amino acids. They have less fats and calories and hence should be in your list of foods for weight loss; but have boiled pulses not ones, which have oil and spices.

In addition to the above foods follow some basic tips:
  • Drink lots of water to keep body hydrated and to wash out the toxins
  • Avoid sugary foods liked canned juices, desserts made from regular sugar
  • Exercise daily to control weight
Proper diet with these miracle foods backed with good exercise regime will not only give you a perfect flat stomach and healthy body but will keep you away from several harmful diseases. So just cut the fat to keep away flab!

AUTHOR

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan

Sarjita Pradhan born and brought in Mumbai has a degree in Masters in Analytical Chemistry and a wide work experience in various fields...

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