Read on how to get rid of belly fat by eating the right kinds of food. These foods can help burn your belly fat.
Oatmeal is high on soluble fiber and helps in cutting down your blood cholesterol levels by ridding your body off bad digestive acids and burning fat. Oatmeal is best had in its unflavored and unsweetened form. You may be tempted to top your oats with sugar, butter, or artificial flavors, but these toppings can destroy its benefits. You can always make oatmeal so much more interesting by adding honey, raisins, or fresh fruit to it.
Lean cuts of meat can go a long way in helping you put on muscle, burn fat, and look and feel fitter. However, you’ve got to know where to draw the line. Always try to consume meat that’s not too weighed down with fat. When buying meat or poultry, get the fat trimmed. The consumption of this trimmed meat can also help boost your immune system. So, the next time you feel like a ‘carnivore’ and wish to eat like one, make sure you eat the right kind of meat.
Whole Grain Foods
Whole grain foods are the foods that are unprocessed, foods that have not been stripped off their nutrients. Whole wheat bread, whole-wheat pasta, and whole grain cereals are examples of whole grain foods. These foods are not too low on carbs, but are definitely high on nutrients. It’s the processed ‘high-carb’ foods that you should be sprinting away from; foods like white rice, processed pastas and white bread are all belly bloaters. On the other hand, whole grain foods are blessed with the fiber and minerals that your body needs; they are also rich in ‘unprocessed carbs’.
Eggs are rich in proteins and can help you get rid of excess belly fat. However, most dieters stay away from eggs because of its yolk. An egg yolk is rich in cholesterol, but it’s not the dietary cholesterol that’s bad for you, but it’s the dietary fat which is bad. Dietary fat is the perpetrator of the crime; it’s responsible for raising your bad cholesterol levels. If you’re still worried about your cholesterol intake and want to play safe, you can always choose to do away with the yolk and have only the whites. An egg white is rich in protein and you get to use to advantage the benefits of an egg. An egg also contains the vitamin B12 – a supplement that assists in the breakdown of fat cells.
Vitamin C has the competence to burn the fat in your body, and everyone who knows anything about fruits knows that citrus fruits like oranges, lime, lemons and grapes are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C acts like fire, it can actually pulverize the harmful effects of fat by diluting it so that it makes its way out of the body. It’s time you think on the lines of citrus, build on your appetite for oranges and grapes and watch your belly fat loosen its vice-like grip over your stomach.
Beans are great sources of protein, iron, and fiber. Most beans are linked to ‘gastrointestinal turbulences’, but that shouldn’t stop you from consuming them. They’re still extremely healthy and help in burning fat. The best kinds of beans to eat are navy beans, kidney beans, and white beans. However, stay away from the varieties that have been baked or fried, they’re high on saturated fats and sugar. A complete no-no if you’re yearning to flaunt a flat stomach. Beans are best had boiled, but make it a point to cook them thoroughly; this is because our digestive systems may not be able to break down the proteins contained in certain beans.
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