Don’t we all want to lose our gut? It discourages us from enjoying in our favorite swimsuit body at the beach or from wearing that expensive pair of jeans on casual Fridays. So, we’ve all been there.
Yes, you can lose your gut (and keep it off!) if you just add the right foods to this week’s grocery list. To help you achieve a toned tummy, we’ve put together a list of the 15 most potent foods that’ll help you get rid of the gut! Look at our list or even print it out and use it as your grocery list!
Wild-caught salmon is full of omega-3 fatty acids, notorious for squashing inflammation and helping you get rid of your belly flab. These healthy fats fight inflammation by increasing in adiponectin, a hormone boosting metabolism and burns fat. Include this pink fish in your diet, as it’s rich in both active forms of omega-3s – EPA and DHA.
Light tuna is affordable, full of protein, and destroys belly fat! A study in the Journal of Lipid Research discovered the adding of omega-3 fatty acids to your diet may help turn off fat genes. Crack open a can of tuna because tuna is the fish with the highest DHA content!
Creamy avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats that lower your appetite and prevent the accumulation of belly fat. A European study tracked 90,000 individuals for few years and found participants who tried to eat a low-fat diet had the same risk of having extra pounds as those who ate without any restriction! Keep in mind this fact as another reason to bite into avo-toast.
Believe or not, these fruits can give your fat genes the red light. Plums contain Phenolic compounds named Flavonoids, lending the fruit’s deep color and its ability to fight fat as well. Plums are a rich source of pectin, a gelatin-like type of fiber found in the fruits’ cell walls that put a cap on the amount of fat your cells can absorb.
Oats consist of a fiber called Beta-Glucans, which forms a gel in your small intestine, and in that way it lowers blood cholesterol levels, enhancing the immune system, increasing satiety, and regulating blood glucose levels.
Yes, Greek yogurt is a great belly fat fighter as well. According to a recent study demonstrated at the annual Society for Endocrinology conference, researchers discovered when protein is digested, one of the resulting amino acids, phenylalanine, triggers hormones that help reduce appetite, thus leading to weight loss.
According to a study published in the journal Lipids, individuals who included this tropical oil in their diet with reduced abdominal obesity significantly more than individuals who consumed inflammatory soybean oil. Specialists believe it’s the coconut oil’s medium-chain triglycerides, burned as energy instead of being stored as fat and lauric acid, shown to identify belly fat and torch it.
Who knew that destroying fat is as easy as shaking cinnamon into your oatmeal? A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition discovered this blood sugar-regulating spice helps reduce insulin secretion, thus preventing sugar from being stored as fat. If you aren’t fan of an oatmeal, try sprinkling cinnamon into your smoothies or latte.
The plethora of apple species is one of the juiciest joys of fall! Whether you go for the Pink Lady or always choose the Granny Smith apples at the local grocery store, this crunchy fruit has been determined to eliminate excess fat. Just don’t take off the peel from it! Apple peels have a compound called ursolic acid, increasing muscle mass and brown fat, the good fat which helps melt your midsection.
It is true grapes contain more sugar than most of our the other low-carb fruits, however, they are also full of some unexpected flab-fighting benefits. A Washington State University study found the antioxidant Resveratrol, found in grapes, transformed the excess white fat into calorie-burning beige fat, reducing obesity by 40%! You need only three servings of Resveratrol per day. Fortunately, grapes aren’t the only source, berries contain the fat-fighter too!
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and treat yourself another glass of red wine with your dinner. But make sure you’re sipping on Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah, St. Laurent, or Malbec, as these wines contain the highest content of waist-whittling Resveratrol. A five-ounce glass of this type of wine has only 122 calories, but be careful, drinking too much can and leave you hungover and craving a greasy breakfast!
Chocoholics, pay attention here! You can now bite another piece of this guilty pleasure. Research demonstrates eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate can diminish body fat and decrease your waistline, due to the dessert’s heart-healthy and anti-inflammatory flavonoids. However, make sure to buy a bar with at least 70% cacao and avoid bars that list “alkalized” chocolate in their ingredients since those have a significantly diminished flavonoid content.
Sunflower seeds are full of magnesium, so adding them to your breakfast bowl is a great way to get your daily dose of it. Magnesium is a nutrient that helps the body clear fat from its stores. Registered dietitian Lauren Slayton of Foodtrainers said the type of fat in the seeds have been demonstrated to diminish abdominal fat in women with no other changes in their diet.
Thanks to its significant benefits like vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, and protein, fiber, folate, calcium, iron, and copper, as well, asparagus can help you get the body you’ve always dreamed of.
They are filled with water, fiber, and vinegar, and hardly any calories! Just one cup of the pickled cucumbers packs in two grams of fiber for only 16 calories. Studies demonstrate acidic foods like vinegar help increase the body’s carb-burning rate by up to 40%. When your body burns off carbs, moves onto destroying fat, helping you finally rock your skinny jeans!
16A COMPLETE FOOD LIST
Obsessing over losing weight is counterproductive! Making yourself stressful does crazy things to your body and you will ultimately have a harder time losing weight. So, don’t think too much and overcomplicate things—with weight loss, more often than not, simplicity is best.