Sunday, April 15, 2012

Health Tips - Foods to Reduce Belly Fat

    Good exercise, lifestyle choices and nutrition can help reduce stomach fat. Here are some foods that will help beat the bulge.

    Health Tips - Foods to Reduce Belly FatEggs
    Eggs contain vitamin B12, which the body needs to metabolize or burn fat. Eggs also provide lean protein and increase energy for more activity and exercise to work the abdominal muscles and reduce fat.

    Olive Oil
    The right fats are healthy and help to reduce hunger. Olive oil and canola oil contain monounsaturated fats as well as omega-3 fatty acids. These help to lower cholesterol levels, prevent heart disease and they satisfy hunger cravings for carbohydrates which add to fat on the stomach.

    Beans have low calories and high fiber and protein content. This helps to reduce weight around the waist and tone the body’s muscles. Add chickpeas, black, lima, kidney beans and all types of lentils to your weekly diet.

    Barley has excellent cholesterol lowering effects due to its high content of beta-glucan, a soluble fiber. Eating barley also reduces the risk of heart disease and adult onset diabetes, and obesity. Replace rice with barley to reduce stomach bloating and fat.

    Vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants as well as fiber that reduce fat around the middle. Their high fiber content also causes feelings of fullness so overeating unhealthy food is avoided. Have a salad before your meal for best results.

    Dairy Products
    Calcium in dairy products helps to break down fat around the stomach and may even prevent it from forming. Try low fat milk and plenty of yogurt which also has probiotics for healthy digestion and to decrease bloating.

    Tea is rich in antioxidants, improves cardiovascular health and speeds up metabolism to burn more fat. Green tea and white tea are less processed and have higher levels of antioxidants.

    Oatmeal contains the highest amount of protein of any grain. It also has more healthy soluble fiber than whole wheat, rice or corn.

    Eating the right foods along with a regular fitness plan will help to reduce belly fat and tone muscles.

1 comment:

Shruti Cutie said...

Oatmeal and pineapples work wonder in burning belly fats. I started that diet 4 months a ago and I lost around 15 pounds already, but of course with cardio and stretching exercises.

All the best!
Shruti xoxox

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