Nutrition and weight loss experts agree that it is not possible to specifically target belly fat with by eating certain foods or doing certain exercises. A low-fat, high-fiber diet combined with regular cardio and strength training is generally recommended for healthy, successful and sustainable weight loss.
That said, it is thought that eating certain kinds of food may be beneficial in promoting overall weight loss. And, overall weight loss will result in a reduction of the fat around your tummy.
This infographic entitled "Eat These Foods to Help Get Rid of Your Stubborn Belly Fat" recommends eating six foods that may aid in losing that excess weight. These foods include:
Resistant starch that forms in cold (chilled) potatoes helps your body to use fat for fuel instead of storing it in fat cells.
According to John A. McDougall, MD starch is the key ingredient in both weight loss and optimal health. Other starchy foods include barley, buckwheat, rice, beans, lentils, peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, squashes and yams.
Apple Cider Vinegar
The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar discourages the body from storing away fat while improving its fat-burning ability.
Rich in linoleic acid, it is thought that safflower oil may help boost metabolism.
Another food that is high in starch, black beans (as well as other beans and legumes) contain flavonoids, which are thought to prevent excess fat from being stored in the body.
Pears are high in dietary fiber, flavonoids and catechins, all of this are thought to reduce the rate at which fat is stored in the body.
Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of dietary fiber, healthy plant-based protein and both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fatty acids - PUFAs and MUFAs, respectively. Learn more about dietary fats.
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