Here’s a quick extra list of 5 amazing fat-burning foods that will help you get healthy, burn fat and get a flat belly fast!
A new study of 177 men and 257 women whose average age was 68 years old found that people who consumed the highest levels of whole grains had about 2.4 percent less body fat and 3.6 percent less abdominal fat than those who ate the least.
The monounsaturated fats (or MUFAs) that abound in these green gems are thought to help deter the accumulation of fat from your mid-section. MUFAs are also in nuts, olives and flaxseeds.
Half an avocado contains 3.4 grams of fibre, including soluble and insoluble, both of which your body needs to keep the digestive system running smoothly. Plus, soluble fibre slows the breakdown of carbohydrates in your body, helping you feel full for longer.
Avocados also contain oleic acid, a fat that activates the part of your brain that makes you feel full. Healthier unsaturated fats containing oleic acid have been shown to produce a greater feeling of satiety than less-healthy saturated fats and trans fats found in processed foods.
Cherries and Blueberries
When a tiny portion of crushed tart cherries and crushed blueberries were added to the diet of rats, the rats lost 17 percent of their belly fat in just three months.
Cherries are rich in vitamins C, E, potassium, magnesium, iron, folate and fiber which is important for digestive health. Blueberries are also very low in fat (containing zero saturated fat) and sodium, have no cholesterol and are a good source of fibre (about 2 grams of fibre in a half cup serving – the same as a slice of wholewheat bread).
Eat them fresh together with a bit of skimmed milk, with low fat yoghurt, in smoothies or sprinkled on porridge or cereal.
This protein is both filling and helps preserve muscle tissue. Recent studies have found that people who increased their intake of healthy proteins (like egg whites as well as fish, lean turkey, chicken and whey protein) to 25-30 percent of a sensible diet were able to lose more belly fat.
It’s thought that the phytochemical compounds in green tea may speed up the body’s metabolic rate and promote fat burning. The Journal of Nutrition reported that overweight and obese adult study subjects who drank a sports drink with added high concentrations of green tea extracts dropped 7.7 percent of their belly fat in three months – compared with others who drank a regular sports drink without the green tea added.
And there you have it. 5 fast belly fat burning foods that are delicious and will help improve your health overall!