When we talk about fight with tummy fat and desire to get rid of it, not all calories are the same. In fact, some foods force body to accumulate fats. The good news is that there are foods that on the opposite help body to melt the fat accumulated in tummy area. You should include those foods into your breakfast, lunch or dinner menu!
Small chia seeds are perfect for burning tummy fat. These high quality seeds are rich in beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Not only they help to burn excess fat, but also reduce stress hormone levels, which stimulate the body to accumulate unnecessary materials.
Chia seeds can be put anywhere, to yogurts, salads or smoothies. You can season your breakfast dishes, soups or sauces with chia seeds, but be careful – do not use more than one tablespoon a day.
These tiny berries are called “blue diamonds” for a reason. Blueberries have lots of antioxidants, which reduce the likelihood of inflammations and stimulate body to burn fat.
Recent studies have shown that people, who were eating lots of blueberries, got rid of belly fat faster. The same study has shown that blueberries reduce the bad fat (triglyceride) levels in the body and help fight diabetes. So, add blueberries to your diet. You can eat them alone, add to cakes or other baked goods.
It may seem that yogurt is a product best eaten on its own, but the opposite is true – it can be used in soups, salads and meat marinades. It gives the dish rich flavor, at the same time reducing your lines. By adding more dairy products to your menu, you’ll reduce your fat intake. Arginine acid present in yogurt burns fat and increases muscle mass.
Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin C. Stressful situations cause increase in stress hormone cortisol levels and fat begins to accumulate in the belly area. Studies have shown that vitamin C helps to reduce the amount of cortisol in the body, and sweet potatoes are especially rich in this useful vitamin. So, mash them, bake them or fry them!
Recent studies have shown that obese people, who drank juice of half grapefruit before meals three times a day, lost more weight and their body size decreased. This is because grapefruits are rich in water, which gives feeling of satiety, therefore people tend to eat smaller portions. Grapefruit also reduces excess fluids in body and promotes the excretion of urine.
Those spicy vegetables have a lot of capsaicin, which fires metabolism and helps to get rid of excess weight and belly fat. It also improves blood circulation, reduces blood pressure and regulates blood sugar.