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6 Foods Guaranteed To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat

People who eat avocado regularly have been found to be healthier, fitter, and they tend to have lesser belly fat. Also, coconut oil was found to reduce waist circumference in just 4 weeks. Berries are the healthiest fix for a sweet craving when you are trying to lose weight, especially around the waist. Research reveals eating oatmeal reduces abdominal fat, waist-to-hip ratio, and overall body fat.

Belly fat problems? Trust us, the struggle is real. You could be at the gym for months but if you aren’t eating properly, it’s going to make your battle a lot more difficult. It also doesn’t help that abdominal fat, when compared to other body fat, is extremely stubborn to get rid of. You need the right food to help you. Here are some of the best fat-blasting foods that should help trim your tummy.

1. Avocado

People who eat avocado regularly have lesser belly fat

You can’t go wrong with avocado. People who eat avocado regularly have been found to be healthier, fitter, and they tend to have lesser belly fat. Packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, avocado is a powerhouse of nutrients. One study revealed people who follow a diet rich in monounsaturated fat have a lesser distribution of around their tummy.1

How To Eat:

Add avocados to your salads, make guacamole, and eat avocado toasts. Also, avocado oil can be used to for stir-frys and sautés.

2. Coconut

Coconut oil helps to reduce belly fat

If you want to lose weight and reduce belly fat, you need coconut in your diet. Coconut is loaded with medium chain triglycerides (MCT), a type of fatty acid that can raise metabolism. Studies have proven that diets rich in MCT can help speed up weight loss and lose stubborn fat around the belly. In another study, coconut oil was found to reduce waist circumference in just 4 weeks.2Also, it keeps you full for long!

How To Eat:

Use coconut milk (unsweetened, of course) in shakes, add coconut flakes to your meals, and switch to coconut oil for medium-heat cooking.

3. Berries

Blueberries and raspberries help to reduce abdominal fat

Berries are the healthiest fix for a sweet craving. Raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries are packed with fat-blasting ingredients. One study revealed consuming blueberries for 90 days helped to significantly reduce abdominal fat.3 Also, since berries are high in fiber, they can curb your appetite for long.

How To Eat:

Snack on berries between meals, top off your oatmeal with berries or add them into smoothies.

4. Oats

Oatmeal reduces abdominal fat, waist-to-hip ratio, and overall body fat

Fitness experts swear by oatmeal. It is high in fiber, a good source of protein, and packed with nutrients. Several people recommend eating oatmeal to lose weight and to get rid of belly fat. And science recommends it as well! Research reveals eating oatmeal reduces abdominal fat, waist-to-hip ratio, and overall body fat.4

How To Eat:

If you can, try to have oatmeal for breakfast every day. Make sure not to add refined sugar in your oatmeal. Use bananas, apples, and berries to add sweetness. Or sprinkle a little cinnamon (a great fat-burning spice).

5. Salmon

Salmon is an excellent source of lean protein

Another popular recommendation by nutritionists and fitness experts alike is to eat wild-caught salmon. Packed with omega 3 fatty acids, rich in vitamin D, and an excellent source of lean protein, salmon can keep you full and satisfied for long.

How To Eat:

Eat salmon at least twice a week. Baking or grilling are the healthiest options. Make sure to pair it with veggies for a super healthy meal.

6. Almond Butter

Almonds and almond butter can reduce belly fat

Good news for those who can’t get enough of almond butter. Almonds are great for weight loss and to reduce abdominal fat. Research proves almonds help to produce lean muscle which helps to burn fat. One study revealed eating 1.5 ounces of almonds daily for 6 months helped people reduce belly fat as well as overall weight.

How To Eat:

Look at the ingredient list carefully. It needs to made out of almonds only. You could have it with toast, in smoothies, and on top of oatmeal. You could also dip applce slices in almond butter as a snack between meals.

Remember, you need a combination of regular exercise and healthy food to tackle belly fat. Good luck!

References   [ + ]

1. Paniagua, Juan Antonio, A. Gallego De La Sacristana, I. Romero, A. Vidal-Puig, J. M. Latre, E. Sanchez, P. Perez-Martinez, J. Lopez-Miranda, and F. Perez-Jimenez. “Monounsaturated fat–rich diet prevents central body fat distribution and decreases postprandial adiponectin expression induced by a carbohydrate-rich diet in insulin-resistant subjects.” Diabetes care 30, no. 7 (2007): 1717-1723.
2. Liau, Kai Ming, Yeong Yeh Lee, Chee Keong Chen, and Aida Hanum G. Rasool. “An open-label pilot study to assess the efficacy and safety of virgin coconut oil in reducing visceral adiposity.” ISRN pharmacology 2011 (2011).
3. Vuong, T., A. Benhaddou-Andaloussi, A. Brault, D. Harbilas, L. C. Martineau, D. Vallerand, C. Ramassamy, C. Matar, and P. S. Haddad. “Antiobesity and antidiabetic effects of biotransformed blueberry juice in KKAy mice.” International journal of obesity 33, no. 10 (2009): 1166-1173.
4. Chang, Hong-Chou, Chien-Ning Huang, Da-Ming Yeh, Shing-Jung Wang, Chiung-Huei Peng, and Chau-Jong Wang. “Oat prevents obesity and abdominal fat distribution, and improves liver function in humans.” Plant foods for human nutrition 68, no. 1 (2013): 18-23.

Disclaimer: The content is purely informative and educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

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