8 Foods That Will Help Reduce Tummy Fat

WEIGHT LOSS  |  May 12, 2017
  • 1. Healthy fat-filled foods
    1 / 8 1. Healthy fat-filled foods

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    Adding whole foods with healthy fats, such as avocados and sweet potatoes into your diet is an easy way to burn belly fat. While it may seem contradictory, healthy fats are essential when you are trying to lose weight in the stomach region.

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  • 2. Whole grains
    2 / 8 2. Whole grains

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    One basic change you can make to your diet is swapping white rice with brown rice and quinoa. Substituting refined grains with whole grains will fight inflammation and prevent heart disease while helping to reduce belly fat.

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  • 3. Apple cider vinegar
    3 / 8 3. Apple cider vinegar

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    Apple cider vinegar balances your body pH levels and promotes better digestion. It also aids in the absorption of key nutrients from food. Mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with water and sprinkle cinnamon to taste, twice daily.

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  • 4. Sauerkraut
    4 / 8 4. Sauerkraut

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    Add some shredded cabbage in a mason jar with salt and leave it there for a period of several days or weeks. This fermented cabbage contains natural probiotics that can affect your metabolism.

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  • 5. Traditional herbs
    5 / 8 5. Traditional herbs

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    While switching up your diet is a good start, adding traditional herbs such as Siberian ginseng, tulsi or liquorice root are an excellent way to burn stubborn belly fat by increasing levels of cortisol in your system.

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  • 6. Thermogenic foods
    6 / 8 6. Thermogenic foods

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    Thermogenic food refers to lean protein from solid foods, which have high thermogenic effects that can burn calories as you chew. The best thing? These foods are probably a staple in your kitchen. Black pepper, green tea, turmeric and turkey are good sources of thermogenic food.

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  • 7. MCT Oils
    7 / 8 7. MCT Oils

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    Medium-chain triglycerides are a unique form of fat that requires less energy and fewer enzymes to be digested. Adding a spoonful of MCT oil to your morning smoothie can lead ot increased metabolism and provides quick energy replenishment, while burning fat from the morning.

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  • 8. Fibre
    8 / 8 8. Fibre

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    For every 10g of fibre you eat daily, your belly fat reduces by almost 4 per cent. But you do not have to stick to a box of bran flakes. Instead, incorporate apples, beans, broccoli or even an artichoke, which are all full if belly-blasting fibre.

    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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