Nowadays too many people find it extremely easy to grow a padding of fat around their waistline, what with the sedentary lifestyle and the temptation of indulging in good food. The belly fat, unfortunately, is as easy to grow as it is difficult to get rid of! But then, it is not quite an impossible task, especially if you don’t have a lot of it. Better not wait until it has become too noticeable, too bulky and a serious threat to your health. Or if you have let it grow upon you, it’s all the more reason to take issue and fight it.
Food you take is once again the key. One of the easiest ways is to see that 6 wholesome foods loom large in your diet.
1. Cold potato
The thing with potato is to have it cold. If you don’t fancy it cold, use it in salads and other cold dishes.
If your potato is cold, it contains much more resistant starch crystals. First, it means that there is much fiber that induces your body to generate hormones that are known to alleviate hunger. Second, resistant starch makes the body burn fat for energy and not lay it off in fat cells for keeping.
2. Apple cider vinegar
This very vinegar is actually very good for preventing fat storage and boost the body’s ability to burn excessive fat. Besides being useful in this capacity it is a popular kind of seasoning for fish and good to be added to sauces and salads.
3. Safflower oil
As is the case with apple vinegar, safflower oil is not the best-known, but a tasty and desirable condiment for salads. It intensifies metabolic processes due to a high content of linoleic acid which is an omega-6 fatty acid. It emerges from a recent study that the daily intake of safflower oil is linked with effective belly fat disposal.
4. Black beans
An excellent source of protein and fiber, black beans are to be preferred over most other kinds of beans because of their dark color. It means that they are richer in flavonoids, compounds that can help the proper assimilation of fat and thus avoid its storage. Also, black beans make sure you don’t become hungry for a longer time.
Fresh pears are so low on calories that they will never make your meal more substantial that it needs to be. Besides, pears are actually packed with fiber, catechins and flavonols, that is to say, they possess antioxidant properties. Research covering a span of 14 years revealed that the antioxidants in pears inhibit fat storage in the abdomen.
6. Sunflower seeds
Sunflower seeds make wonderful addition to almost any dish – you can use them in soups, salads, sandwiches, any dish you can think of, especially if you like the crunchy and nutty taste they bring. Seeds contain monounsaturated fat which is wholesome and presents no danger to your waistline.
Of all 6 foods mentioned here, sunflower seeds are definitely the healthiest and easiest to use as part of your daily diet.