If you’re trying to slim down your stomach, core exercises and ab workouts can go a long way. But, what you eat also plays a significant role here. In addition to drinking enough water, eating healthy fats and avoiding notorious belly-busters, like alcohol, sodas and sugar, there’re certain foods you need to include in your diet for shrinking your gut.
These are 5 super foods you need to include in your diet if you want to get that flat-tummy once and for all:
Loaded with fiber, berries are a great barrier to fight calories. The more fiber you eat, the better! In fact, some experts say that if you eat between 25 and 35 grams of fiber every day, you absorb less calories from all the other foods you eat. This is because fiber traps food particles and shuttles them out of your system before they’re fully digested. Berries are also high in antioxidants, which will help you get more results from your workouts.
Getting calcium from yogurt rather than from other sources may help you lose more weight around the midsection, according to the International Journal of Obesity. Thanks to the probiotic bacteria in most yogurt, your digestive system improves, resulting in lower incidence of gas, bloating, and constipation, all benefits that will keep your tummy looking flat.
A recent study by Pennsylvania State University found that people who ate broth-based soups twice a day were more successful in losing weight than those who ate the same number of calories in snack food. It’s just an easy and fast way to eat vegetables every day! Try at least one cup of low-calorie (low-fat cream), low-sodium vegetable soup every day, and see for yourself.
Besides being a great ingredient to keep your skin looking healthy and young. Fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel, contain fatty acids that are great at promoting fat burning by making your metabolism more efficient. Seafood helps slow digestion and prevent cravings, and it’s also an excellent source of ab-friendly protein.
Pronounced KEEN-wah, this whole grain contains 5 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein in just half a cup! It’s nutty flavor and crunchy/chewy texture makes it like a cross between whole wheat couscous and short-grain brown rice. Quinoa is a do-it-all type of grain: you can eat it alone, with vegetables, in soups, in salads, and even stir-fry!