If you suffer from excess belly fat that is affecting your confidence then you maybe wondering what steps to take in order to reduce it.
Of course, eating healthily and getting regular exercise can help but there are also some belly fat burning foods that can also help.
These foods often have anti-inflammatory benefits that can help control any inflammation in your body, which in turn can help you feel better overall, boost energy levels, while also helping with your weight loss and belly fat burning efforts.
Here are some of the foods available to you that you really should add to your diet if belly fat is a concern of yours:
#1: Fruit and vegetables
As well as the anti-inflammatory properties of fruit and vegetables, they can also promote weight loss due to them also being full of fibre, which is filling.
You can use vegetables to bulk out your meals so that you can have a filling meal without the excess calories.
Fruits on the other hand are perfect for eating between meals, rather than reach for a chocolate bar or a packet or crisps the next time you are feeling peckish.
#2: Green tea
There are numerous health benefits that can be experienced from drinking green tea, mainly thanks to it containing a compound called EGCG.
This particular compound has been shown to be particularly effective for reducing body fat.
#3: Monounsaturated fats
The monounsaturated fats found in foods such as avocados, almonds and olive oil will not only help reduce inflammation, but can also help to increase your HDL cholesterol levels.
HDL is the good form of cholesterol that can reduce heart disease and other conditions.
#4: Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation and promote fat burning so foods containing it should be added to your current diet.
Foods high in Omega-3 fatty acids include:
- Fatty fish like salmon, tuna and sardines
Certain spices such as ginger, garlic, turmeric and cinnamon can help reduce inflammation so should be added to your food when possible.
Other spices such as chilli peppers can also promote belly fat burning as it contains a compound called capsaicin that can cause a process known as thermogenesis to occur within your body.
During this process your bodies internal temperature increases, resulting in an increase in your metabolic rate. This subsequent rise in your metabolism will result in extra calories and fat being burnt.
Increasing your intake of water can help your body to naturally ‘flush’ the toxins from your body.
This can help reduce inflammation and as a bonus will give your clearer and healthier looking skin.
#7: Whole grains
Whole grains contain vitamin B that can help to reduce the amount of homocysteine that your body can produce.
This is a hormone that can cause inflammation in your body.
Whole grains are also a good source of fibre too, which will also help to fill you up and can help keep your insulin levels under control.