When I was younger, I remember always having a “layer of pudge” around my mid-section, despite exercising sometimes 3 or 4 hours a day! There is a common misconception that you can eat whatever you want as long as you workout, but that is absolutely not the case.A flat stomach is a quest that has remained elusive for many people all over the world. Dieters often shy away from food to keep their slim figures. Food experts, however, have discovered several foods that actually help flatten the stomach.
Foods For a Flat Belly:
Exercise too plays a vital role in your flat stomach program as you need to practice exercises for continuous calorie burn. Well, that’s another thing, but the good news for you is, you do not need to have to starve to obtain a flat belly. All you need to do is to make wise eating choices.
1. Dark Chocolate:
A high quality dark chocolate (one that contains at least 85% cocoa, is free of dairy, and is sweetened with coconut sugar or another gentler sweetener), can indeed be a part of your flat belly plan. Dark chocolate is high in magnesium, which relaxes the digestive tract muscles, prompting you to hit the loo. Besides for getting rid of any “food babies,” multiple studies have shown dark chocolate can help reduce belly fat, with at least one suggesting results in as little as one week.
“The probiotic bacteria in most yogurts help keep your digestive system healthy, which translates into a lower incidence of gas, bloating, and constipation, which can keep your tummy looking flat,” says Batayneh. Sound boring? Top it off with the next food on this list.
3. Berries, Cherries & Grapes:
Anthocyanins” is the buzzword here. Besides giving grapes, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and tart cherries their vibrant color, research shows these plant chemicals also burn abdominal fat. “The fat tissue in the belly is more easily burned than fat in other areas and may be more sensitive to the effects of anthocyanins,” says University of Michigan researcher Mitch Seymour, Ph.D. These colorful fruits are also rich in heart-healthy anti-oxidants and fiber—so include them in your daily servings (two cups) regularly.