What is belly fat. Abdominal obesity, also known as belly fat or clinically as central obesity, is excessive abdominal fat around the stomach and abdomen. There is a strong correlation between central obesity and cardiovascular disease. Abdominal obesity is not confined only to the elderly and obese subjects. …
8 Superfoods That Help Cut Belly Fat
Can’t get rid of that big belly? Belly fat can be caused in part by inflammation, and one way to battle it is to fight that inflammation by eating certain superfoods–from cinnamon to watermelon. The Times of India has identified eight superfoods that are known to fight inflammation and may help shrink that big belly. Hey, it’s worth a try!
Eight superfoods that can help cut belly fat:
1. Green tea
In addition to the flavonoids in green tea that have natural anti-inflammatory properties, another compound called EGCG has been shown to help reduce body fat.
2. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids
Eating a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids and low in omega 6-fatty acids (found especially in vegetable oil) has been linked with decreased inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in certain types of fish, including salmon, mackerel, lake trout, halibut, herring, oysters, sardines and albacore tuna.
Garlic can naturally help regulate your blood sugar and insulin level, which helps your body maximize fat burning for energy–and that results in less belly fat.
Try this mint beverage to lower belly fat: Add one tablespoon of honey, a pinch of pepper and crushed mint leaves to a cup of boiling water. Let it steep for five minutes.
Cinnamon works as a natural fat-burner.
This summertime favorite contains 82 percent water, which fills up your tummy and reduces your craving for other food. It’s also rich in vitamin C.
An apple a day really does keep the doctor away. In addition to helping you fight disease, apples help reduce the fat from your belly by making you feel full.
Bananas are rich in potassium and are filling–so they help you resist cravings for other foods.
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