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Nutrition and Fitness » Tips for a Flat Stomach

A flat stomach is a fantasy for everyone. In addition to regular exercises, one should know as much fat, calories and sodium one should consume every day. One should add some fat burning foods to diet in order to burn the excess calories and trim the waistline.

Foods that are high in protein and fiber are the best kind of food to eat if you want to the burn the fat of the stomach.

Eggs - It is a proven fact that it takes more energy to digest protein than it does to digest fat.  So the more protein you eat the more calories your body burns. Eggs are super high in protein and can help burn the unwanted belly fat. They contain the vitamin B12 – a great supplement for breaking down fat cells. If you are worried about the overall cholesterol intake from eating too many of eggs, you can remove the yolk and still benefit from the high protein content.

Low Fat Dairy Products – People who eat low fat dairy products, like non-fat yoghurt and low fat milk 3 to 4 times a day, tend to loose 70% more fat that the low dairy dieters. Dairy products help in strengthening the bones and play an essential role in burning down the unwanted body fat.

Beans
– Although beans are associated with gastrointestinal disturbances, they are very good source of protein, fiber and iron. Some of the best beans to eat are navy beans, white beans, kidney beans and lima beans. Limit baked and refried beans in your diet as refried beans contain tons of saturated fat, while baked beans are usually loaded in sugar. The best you do is boiling the beans for 3 minutes, add a pinch of salt to it and consume.

Oatmeal – Oatmeal has got some great nutritional qualities. Oatmeal is loaded with soluble fiber which helps reduce blood cholesterol by flushing those bad digestive acids out of your system. The best kind of oatmeal to eat is unsweetened and unflavored. Oatmeal is also beneficial in fighting colon cancer and heart disease.

Olive Oil – Olive oil is one of those “good fats” that our body needs. It helps burn down the fat and keeps the cholesterol level down. Olive oil is rich in monosaturated fat that provides outstanding health benefits. One ounce of extra virgin olive oil contains about 85 per cent of the daily value for monounsaturated fat.

Whole Grains
– Whole grain foods like the white breads, bagels, pastas, and white rice are processed carbohydrates that have been stripped out of the nutrients leaving behind loads of starch. Regular wheat bread is still lacking in vitamins and minerals. Manufacturers add molasses to it so it turns brown. The only kind of bread that is good for the body health is the one labeled “whole grain”.

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