Belly fat is not only aesthetic problem; it may also be an obstacle for you efforts to keep yourself at a healthy bay. You can lose that belly fat if you consume certain foods. Here they are:
Blueberries – According to a recent study conducted by specialists from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center 1-1 ½ cups of blueberries can reduce up to 12% of belly fat. Blueberries are so effective because they activate a gene that control belly fat burning. In addition, they block the function of a gene that is responsible for fat storage.
Nuts – Independent studies have shown that people who eat almonds that are part of a low-calories diet can lose about 18% of their body weight for a period of six months. This means they can reduce the overall body fat and the belly fat in particular.
Foods that contain potassium – Foods rich in potassium are key to ensuring your lean muscles stay in tip top shape. Potassium helps to neutralize acids known to trigger muscle-wasting as we grow older. Adults who eat potassium rich foods have about 3.6 pounds more musce than people who eat the least amount of potassium.
Potassium is extremely beneficial as it keeps your lean muscles in a top shape and can neutralize acids that trigger muscle-wasting associated with aging. Potassium is an essential mineral but it can’t be accumulated in the body like other minerals, so we need to provide our bodies with it through the foods we eat. Potassium-rich foods include asparagus, almonds, raisins, bananas, prunes, baked potatoes with their skins, spinach, seaweed, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, lettuce, mushrooms, etc.