One of the most difficult fat to lose is belly fat. This is so for even people who are not overweight.
The reason is, belly fat is one of the most stubborn fat in the body. If you want to effectively lose belly fat, you need to identify the causes of belly fat and stop doing those things that causes belly fat to grow overtime.
Research has proven that one of the top culprit for belly fat is from the foods we eat.
In today’s article, I’m going to discuss 7 foods that many people overlook and eat in very tiny proportions. These foods should make up at least 50% of the daily food intake for every individual.
Here they are:
Avocados contain a compound called “Glutathione”. The function of this compound when eaten is to block the body’s absorption of certain bad fats that causes the storage of these in the belly and to stop this from causing damage to the body.
Additionally, the fruit Avocado has in great quantity 2 major components that helps to fight belly fat.
The first one is a hunger controlling fibre element which depresses the hunger hormone when eating and the second one is Monounsaturated fats, which has been proven by science to target belly fat.
So when you prepare your vegetable salad, instead of adding Mayonaise, “Bama” or salad cream, a better alternative and healthier alternative is to add plenty slices of fresh avocados to the mix to give it the creamy and delicious taste it deserves.
2. Natural Nuts
Nuts have a healthy combination of protein and healthy fat. My reference to nuts here is not limited to Peanuts (groundnuts) alone. But also other nuts such as Almonds, Wanuts, and Cashew nuts.
Other benefits of eating regularly is, nuts have a high level of zinc, especially in Cashews which specifically help in combating high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. All of these health challenges elevates everyone’s chances of becoming overweight when these health challenges are not controlled.
Nuts are also good sources of Omega-3 fatty acids which helps in reducing inflammation caused by other toxic food substances that causes the growth of fat tissues in the blood vessels and every other place in the body.
3. Cruciferous Vegetables
There is a special group of vegetables that are called Cruciferous. Why are these vegetables special?
Because they have special properties that helps fight deadly sickness in the body such as fighting cancer cells and preventing its growth altogether.
These special vegetables contain a special compound called “Isothiocyanates” which stimulate the body to effectively breakdown Carcinogens (The growth of cancerous cells).
Some good examples of these vegetables are:
In Nigeria, the most common cruciferous vegetables is the cabbage, and we use it for vegetable salads. Recent research studies suggests that people who consume cruciferous vegetables on a weekly basis are 50% LESS likely to develop colorectal cancer (Colon cancer), prostate, breast, and ovarian cancer than those who never eat them at all.
So if you hate cabbage, it’s time to include it in your weekly meals because it’s health benefits can not be ruled out to help you.
Above all, these vegetables are good in burning fat tissue within the body.
4. Free Range Eggs
Free range eggs are eggs laid by free range chickens. These eggs are the best type of eggs to eat as far as health is concerned. Irrespective of what you may have heard about eggs, Eggs are one of the best foods on earth to burn belly fat. And it should always be eaten whole including the yolk.
Disregard anybody telling you not to eat the Yolk of the egg because that person is NOT well informed about the health benefits of eating eggs whole.
Eggs are loaded with nutrients that helps in battling belly fat. Some of those nutrients are Protein, Vitamins B6, B12, A, D, E, and K, Folate, Choline, Lutein, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorous, Zinc, and the best type of Omega-3 fatty acids.
If you don’t eat the yolk of the egg, you’re missing out on the most nutrient dense part of the egg. The Yolk in the eggs contains an important component called “Choline”. The Egg yolk is among the foods in the world that contains the second highest amount of Choline, following the first, which is Shrimps.
According to WebMD, an authoritative online resource on health, here are the various uses of choline in the body:
- It lowers cholesterol build up
- It decreases swelling and inflammation
- It is a component used in curing liver diseases and chronic Hepatitis
- It is also used in treatment of depression, memory loss, and certain types of seizures
- It is used by pregnant women to prevent neural tube defects in the babies
- It is used as supplements in infant food formulas
So let whole eggs become part of your full diet. For women, 2 or 3 eggs per day is okay, and men can eat 3 or 4 eggs daily.
Eggs are best eaten cooked, or fried with Olive oil or Coconut oil.
Beans is among the classes of foods that helps to burn belly fat. And it comes in different colours, black, brown, white, red etc. The main nutrient in beans that helps belly fat is the fibre content of beans.
How does fibre help in weight loss?
Fibre helps one to eat lesser amounts of food, and cleans up toxic build up that causes belly bulge overtime. Besides that, beans is another rich source of protein which helps in toning the Muscles and aids in fat burning.
6. Chilli Peppers
Peppers are wonderful food spices that also have the capacity to burn belly fat.
How? you ask!
Peppers have an important ingredient called Capsaicin, and this ingredient heats up the body and increases the body’s metabolism. When the metabolism of the body is increased, fat-burn takes place at the same time.
Other health benefits of Capsaicin in peppers is controlling of blood sugar levels and decrease in storage of fat in the body.
So the next time you have your lean meat, ensure you sprinkle some peppers into it, and immediately release the terrific antioxidant properties of peppers along with its other benefits to help you in burning those stubborn belly fats hanging down your mid section.
7. Green Tea
Green tea is a healthy food for weight loss. It is always a better choice to replace your normal chocolate and milk tea with drinking Green tea.
Green tea contains a substance called Theanine, and this has been responsible in protecting individuals from certain cancers, improve mental alertness and performance as well as brain functions.
Studies have shown that Green tea fights aging, and boosts metabolism to as much as 250% after exercise.
If you have access to a Green tea, drinking two or three cups per day yields the best results.
So if you want to lose your belly fat quickly, try to include all of these foods in your meal.
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