Beans and legumes are rich sources of fiber and protein, two key ingredients that particularly target reduction of belly fats and breaking them down by developing muscle. Beans are also helpful for digestion process and a good digestion system helps reduce belly fats. Eating beans keep you full for longer, reducing your chances of overeating without adding substantial calories and keeping your energy intact.
5. Green Vegetables
Green vegetables are excellent foods that are low in calories and high in fiber. Green vegetables have insoluble fibers that help sweep the digestive tract clean, providing for a good digestive system. What is even better is drinking one or two glasses of green vegetable juices daily that help melt away fats. It may not make sense to you, but it works!
6. Lemon Water
You may have heard it many times before, and I will say it again here. Have a warm glass of lemon water in the morning. Add slices of lemon into the water that you drink throughout the day. (Learn how much water you need to drink daily.)
Lemon is one of the best detoxifying foods that also enhance absorption of nutrients. Fats are really your body’s waste storage, and lemon gets to melt away the fats/toxins and remove them from your body.
7. Oily Fish
If you have to eat meat, choose oily fish over any other meat. Some of the quality oily fish you can eat are mackerel, salmon, and tuna. Think Omega3. They are brain food, anti-inflammatory and melt the wrong fats in your body. Choose grilled/baked fish over deep-fried fish.
Finally, what you don’t eat is as important as what you do eat. Eliminate harmful foods that keep you from burning belly fats: Processed foods, foods high in fat and low in fiber, flour and sugar products, vegetable cooking oil.
Eat your dinner at least two hours before bedtime. One of the surest ways to develop belly fats is going to sleep right after a heavy meal. Avoid that, especially after having a meaty meal.
Belly fat doesn’t only ruin your overall image, but is also harmful to health in the long run. Bear in mind to choose and include any of the above foods regularly in your diet to help speed up belly fat burning, even without working out!
Have a healthy and beautiful life!