Want to learn how to reduce tummy fat? Here are 10 foods that help.Belly fat is a major concern for many. Not only does it make your figure unattractive, but also increases the risk of developing hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Recently, Public Health England stated for the first time that belly fat is the clearest sign of type 2 diabetes. Another significant study, published in the Journal Heart, states that having a big belly significantly increases the risk for sudden cardiac death. The most common causes include genetics, hormonal imbalance, physical inactivity and an unhealthy diet.
(Big Belly, Bigger Heart Risk)The ideal way to reduce belly fat is to choose foods wisely and make exercise a daily habit. Here are some of the best foods which help in reducing belly fat –1. Pineapple: It contains an enzyme called bromelain which has anti-inflammatory properties. This enzyme helps in metabolizing proteins that helps in getting a flatter tummy.2. Cherries: Studies show that regular intake of cherries helps in lowering symptoms of CVD and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of belly fat accumulation as well as the risk of heart diseases and diabetes.
7. Almonds: These contain healthy fats and prevent mid meal cravings. According to a study, published in the American journal of Clinical Nutrition, eating almonds suppresses hunger. (Why Soaked Almonds are Better Than Raw Almonds)8. Beans and legumes are high in proteins and low calories which help you lose weight and tone up.9. Green leafy vegetables: Eat lots of green leafy vegetables as are they are low in calories, high in fiber and contain calcium and Vitamin C. Vegetable juices (like spinach juice and celery juice) help in cleansing the body and increase the metabolic rate. (These Leaves Curb Cravings, Aid Weight Loss)10. Tomatoes: They contain a compound known as 9-oxo-ODA that helps reduce lipids in blood, which in turn helps in controlling belly fat. This compound also fights chronic diseases associated with obesity.
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