Hi. I found another great post from Drew the Juiceman (Juicing with Drew & FitLife.tv), that was written By Marina Daniell.
Certain types of foods cause fat around the belly, and it’s these that we want to avoid… sodas, white flour, fried foods, alcohol and sugar (you can read about those horrible foods in my other posts, especially the one on sugar at http://wp.me/p3aozB-66 -Mike)
But there are other foods that actually kill belly fat, and these are the ones we’re going to focus on.
Here are 7 foods that will help flatten your belly:
These bad boys are loaded with nutrients that are essential to killing belly fat. The creamy fruit is loaded with protein and fiber, and is also packed with monounsaturated fats (the good fats)! And it’s the monounsaturated fats that have been shown to reduce your body’s feeling of hunger. Add an organic avocado to your next meal (salad, pasta, guacamole) and start killing belly fat immediately.
Let’s start by saying eggs aren’t bad for you. Eggs used to have a bad name because they contain cholesterol. But we now know that the cholesterol we eat has very little impact on how much cholesterol is in our blood. Instead, eggs are loaded with fat-burning protein (keeping you fuller for longer) and are high in vitamins B6, B12, A, D, E, and K, folate, choline, lutein, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. But be sure to choose eggs from free-range chickens as they contain more healthy nutrients. (Dr Oz says yolks are OK because they contain the vitamins good for the brain…I love eggs. See my post at: http://wp.me/p3aozB-6p -Mike)
3. Green Tea
Not technically a food, but it’s so good we just had to add it in here. Research by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition believe that substances found in green tea known as catechins may trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and decreasing body fat. Green tea will also help regulate your glucose levels by slowing the rise of blood sugar after a meal (helping to prevent an insulin spike), which means less unnecessary fat storage.
No matter how they are consumed – fresh, frozen, dried, freeze-dried or powdered – berries are nutritional powerhouses. Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and acai berries are all loaded with fiber, which helps to slow sugar absorption. They’re also loaded with nutrients that give your body the power to fight off cravings. (watch out for berries with added sugar! -Mike)
5. Dark Chocolate
No, it’s not a typo! Dark chocolate is in fact jammed with vital antioxidants and contains the natural stimulants theobromine and caffeine that help your body burn fat. Just like avocados, dark chocolate contains a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, which helps your body kill those unnecessary hunger cravings. For this reason, dark chocolate is considered a low glycemic food, meaning it won’t cause giant spikes in your blood sugar levels. It also contains (surprisingly in high doses) iron, magnesium, copper and potassium – all essential vitamins and minerals that support your health. But there’s a catch, regular chocolate won’t do the trick, you must choose the 78% or higher cocoa levels for optimum results.
6. Wild Salmon
Wild salmon is bursting with omega-3 essential fatty acids, which deliver a wide range of health benefits including helping your body burn fat. This fish is low in saturated fat and calories but high in protein, making it a superfood for blasting away excess belly fat. But be sure to choose wild salmon over farm-raised salmon, as the farmed variety will have been fed antibiotics and other chemicals. Factory-farmed salmon for example, are fed color-enhancing chemicals to be more appealing to consumers because their natural flesh is a muddy grey color (as opposed to the flesh of wild salmon, which is naturally pink due the food they eat in the wild).
If you were stuck on an island and could only pick one food, it would have to be beans. Beans offer a rich and varied array of substances that are vital for human health; B vitamins, potassium, calcium and folate to name but a few. And if your goal is weight loss, hands-down beans are your best bet. When your diet is based on protein and fiber you’re more likely to stay fuller for longer. So a bean-centered diet means chances are good that you’ll shed belly fat fast eating this way. And yes, beans can be gassy, but washing your beans well and soaking them overnight will get rid of this problem. So don’t let the ‘explosive’ nature of beans frighten you away from one of the best sources of lean protein around. (If you are on a strict paleo diet, beans are off the menu -Mike)
Original article can be found at: http://fitlife.tv/7-surprising-foods-that-kill-belly-fat/
About the Author
Marina Daniell is the founder of staple life, an inspiring blog for women about simple living (doing less, so you can live more). A dedicated Bikram Yogi, lover of fashion, beauty and food. When she isn’t in the hot yoga room she can be found whipping up beauty products with items from her fridge, running on Bondi beach or cooking three course meals for her family. You can follow Marina on Facebook , Twitter and Google+ or check out her blog www.staplelife.com
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