Whether you’re looking to take your abs up to 6 pack status this summer, or just looking to lose the love handles, be sure to check out these 6 foods that can actually help to reduce that stubborn belly fat!
Avocados: loaded with two nutrients that are key to killing belly fat: hunger-crushing fiber (11 – 17g per avocado) and monounsaturated fats, which studies have shown to actually “spot reduce” belly fat.
Peanut Butter: not just peanut butter, but mostly any seeds and nuts: pistachios, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. Why? They keep you full and satisfied for long periods of time and they are full of healthy fats and minerals.
Healthy Oils: extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil actually help burn fat by supplying healthy oils your body needs to burn stubborn body fat.
Certain Veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, kale and cabbage contain special phytonutrients (fight-o-nutrients), such as indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which help to fight against environmental estrogens that can add belly fat.
Dark Chocolate: It is loaded with anti-oxidants (nearly 8 times that found in strawberries) and contains stimulants that can have a positive effect on fat burning. Make sure to choose 80% or higher cocoa content for best results.
Berries: strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are loaded with fiber (which slows sugar absorption) and are packed with vitamins that can fight cravings. (cravings can come from vitamin deficiencies)