If you ever switch on the TV late at night, you will see all tele sales advertisements selling products that promise to help you lose few inches from the tummy making you slim and toned; but who knows if they actually work?? If you want to lose belly fat, look nowhere else than your dish. What you eat has direct relation and impact on your tummy; if you eat the right vegetables or include all the fat-burning vegetables in your diet, you can certainly lose, maintain or prevent fat accumulation in your belly.
Here are the top 10 vegetables to help you get rid of belly fat:
Cauliflower is a very common vegetable that you will find in Indian kitchens. This weight loss food is rich is indoles, glucosinolates and thiocyanates that bumps off all the toxic waste in your body. It is also very rich in fibre that keeps your metabolism running smooth and thus does not let any fat deposits to form around the tummy area as a result of slow metabolism.
Broccoli contains high level of vitamins A and C. This helps reduce oxidative stress and cut down on stress hormones that are responsible for storing fat or accumulating fat in the body. It also maintains your body’s insulin levels; Spiking and rapidly fluctuating insulin levels can trigger fat storage, especially in the belly.
Lettuce is a well-known veggie that is consumed especially by those who are trying to lose belly fat. Lettuce is nothing but just 80% water and fibre that play a key role in speeding up digestion thereby preventing fat deposits.
- SWEET POTATOES
Regularly eating sweet potatoes help you stay full, thanks to their high fibre content. This prevents you from adding fatty food to your system and because it is high in fibre, your digestion is smooth and there won’t be any fat storage around the tummy. Sweet potatoes are very flavourful, so you don’t need as much of the toppings, like butter, sour cream or baked beans, that you might with a regular, white potato. The result? You cutback on calories without sacrificing the flavour.
Turmeric extracts can lower blood cholesterol levels, especially LDL ‘bad’ cholesterol. It has lipid lowering properties and this can reduce cholesterol levels and benefit weight loss by reducing adipose tissue weight gain fat gain around tummy and thighs.
Cabbage is a good source of vitamin C, potassium, vitamins and minerals. Moreover, what makes it a great fat burning veggie is its great water and fibre content. Also, cabbage is low in calories and has the least fat content as compared to any other veggie.
Prebiotics encourage the growth of good bacteria in your tummy that keeps fat accumulation at bay and makes digestion smooth. When you eat prebiotic foods like onions, they produce butyrate that increases insulin sensitivity that increases the amount of fat you burn.
Tomato’s got a ton of good things for your body for the long term, and in the short term it works to help you lose weight and help keep it off the fat especially from the tummy and thigh area. Tomatoes contain vitamin C and calcium. When taken together, these two elements are great for combating fat around the middle.
Cucumbers are great in water content that helps body flush out toxins and also is rich in fibre that keep your metabolism working in top condition. As mentioned earlier, smooth metabolism helps body get rid of fat deposits. When feeling peckish, have some cucumber slices and a glass of water. You will feel satiated with a very small calorie hit.
Carrots are rich in fibre and carotene that will speed up your metabolism. It not only fulfils your tummy but also adds fibre that is essential for the body to get rid of fat accumulation and to prevent fat deposits.
- When it comes to losing belly fat, non-starchy vegetables are superior to starchy vegetables like potatoes because non-starchy vegetables have a lower energy density than starchy vegetables.
- Eat more fibre-loaded veggies for quick results. More on foods high in fibre >>
- The best way to have these veggies is in the form of smoothies! Simply add other better tasting ingredients to make your smoothies taste better. More on fat burning smoothies >>