Author: Christopher Roberts
July 5th, 2018 • 6 min read
Last Updated: August 12th, 2018
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With all of these meal plans and diet options its easy to get overwhelmed while you're trying to lose weight fast. Weight loss is truly a complex topic and when you're trying to target belly fat, it even gets more complex. It's difficult to figure out which foods will specifically target belly fat.
Detoxification and cleansing are becoming trendier, as there are now products that are soaring in sales (like the red tea detoxification program).
The benefits of this solution to diminish belly fat are endless. Not only will cleansing work to fight off that annoying sluggish feeling, it could also make your diet and weight loss goal even more likely to succeed.
Here are the 15 foods that will reduce belly fat, no matter who you are!
Acai berries are high in anthrocyanin--a natural pigment that provides powerful antioxidants. They provide a list of minerals that help keep your body healthier and additionally gives you higher levels of sustainable energy. This additional energy will allow you to exercise and get out more, leading to burning extra calories and eventually the fat will be abolished from your tummy!
Chia seeds are high in protein and omega 3 fatty acids, help keep blood sugar levels in check and helps you feel full longer.
According to a nutrition summary, a 1 ounce serving of chia seeds contains:
Magnesium: 30% of the RDA. Calcium: 18% of the RDA. Manganese: 30% of the RDA. Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA. Protein: 4 grams. Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s). Fiber: 11 grams.
They also include a decent amount of Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Zinc, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Potassium and Vitamin B2.
This is considering that it is just a single ounce which equates to only 137 calories, and 1 gram of digestible carbohydrate!
Cinnamon is loaded with powerful antioxidants. They're so incredibly useful that they're used to prevent bleeding, increase blood circulation in the uterus, and advancing tissue regeneration. (1). In addition, cinnamon has additionally been used traditionally as tooth powder and to treat oral microbiota, toothaches, bad breath and dental problems.
You can sprinkle some on your porridge or coffee in place of sugar.
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Green coffee is high in chlorogenic acids. They may assist in promoting weight loss by converting fat into energy. It's also used as an antioxidant. You can substitute your normal instant coffee with green coffee (available in satchels).
Green tea can help promote a faster metabolic rate. Coming from unfermented leaves and containing high concentrations of antioxidants (polyphenols), green tea extract seems to be the secret to faster metabolic rate and fat-burning effects.
For maximum benefits, drink around 3-5 cups per day.
Water is one of the most precious things that exist in life. With water you will be able to flush out toxins, as well as suppressing your appetite and is the cheapest fat burner available.
You'll also slim down by eliminating mindless snacking. Ronald Navarro, MD, orthopedic and sport medicine surgeon at Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center in Harbor City, California says that “Proper hydration can serve as an appetite suppressant and help with weight loss or weight management". Bingo!
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Apple cider vinegar is a natural solution to bile stimulant, as well as preventing acid reflux. It keeps the pH levels balanced in the stomach so you will have a flatter tummy and look like a role model in that bikini. Add a capful to about a half glass of water--followed by drinking after waking up. You can also try cooking with it as well.
Many health benefits come from parsley including reducing effects of diarrhea, improving the digestion system, balancing the menstrual cycle and increasing urination rate, meaning more matter is discharged from the body, including additional calories and thus reducing weight loss. The diuretic aspect of parsley juice also means that it detoxifies the body faster than other drinks, and acts as an appetite suppressant making you feel fuller than you are.
High in water content, celery is a great diuretic to rid your body of excess water. You can make juice with ginger and carrot for a revitalizing fresh juice to help keep the bloating of your belly to a minimum.
Spirulina is a sea plant that is high in protein and calcium, boosts your energy and is a great antioxidant. It is available in powder form and can be added to any of your protein smoothies for an extra boost.
Wheatgrass has a high concentration of iron, magnesium, calcium, amino acids, vitamins C, A and E, B12, B6 and chlorophyll. These vitamins and minerals provide many therapeutic benefits. Consuming wheatgrass can rid the digestive system of harmful bacteria and cleanse the body of toxins. It also cleanses the colon and can help in the treatment of joint pain, ulcerative colitis, skin infections and can even prevent diabetes. No wonder it is regarded as a superfood!
High in good bacteria, the benefits of yoghurt on gastrointestinal health have been said to provide health benefits for certain gastrointestinal conditions, including lactose intolerance, constipation, IBS, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, Helicobacter pylori infection, and allergies. Look for the nutrition label and make sure no added sugar is used. Opt for Greek yoghurt varieties and use your own frozen berries and cinnamon to sweeten.
This is a great replacement for coffee and is also a diuretic, so it can help to reduce water retention. This great tea will help you feel slimmer and reduce the toxic load too.
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Including the liver, turmeric acts as an antioxidant in every cell of the body. This antioxidant effect decreases liver inflammation, and in turn decreasing belly fat.
Beet juice also works for detoxificating the liver, and in turn diminishing inflammation in the body and decreasing stress on the liver.
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