Are you in the process of trying to get those six pack abs you’ve always wanted? The famous quote says, “you are what you eat”. Omega-3, and monounsaturated fats, are healthy fats. These oils help prevent stress chemicals that store fat from forming. Flavonoids, and Catechisms, promote antioxidants. Antioxidants increase insulin sensitivity helping to stabilize sugar, storing less fat. In order for you to create your Superman/Wonder Woman abs sugar must be your cryptonite. Stay away from unnecessary sugar. Exercise is a must, so get it in where you can fit it in. Maybe try walking to work or riding your bike, or take the stairs more. Very important for you to stress less. Stress boosts blood levels of cortisol a hormone that encourages belly fat. Cortisol triggers cravings for sugary, high fat comfort food, and it signals the body to store more fat in the belly. Remember these main things when reading food labels and shopping. Here’s a list of foods to get you into that dream body.
Apples- Vitamin C, beta carotene, fiber, phytosterol, flavonoids, antioxidants
Apple Cider Vinegar- contains acetic acid which turbo charges fat burning, and hinders fat storage.
Avocado – monounsaturated fat, fiber
Beans( Black, Canelli, Lima, Navy)- protein, fiber, appetite crushers, flavonoids
Berries(Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries)- Raspberries have highest fiber content out of all of them.
Chili Peppers- contain capsaicin which helps increase calorie burning, and stabilizes blood sugar levels, very high in antioxidants
Dairy(ricotta, cottage, parmigiana reggiano)- protein, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin researchers parmigiana reggiano is high in fat burning hormones.
Dark Chocolate(80% or higher coco content) – antioxidants
Eggs- Vitamins B6, B12, A, D, E, K, folate, phosphorus, zinc, omega-3, calcium, iron, lute in. According to a study by Louisiana State University eggs help metabolize fat.
Lean Meats(white meat,turkey, chicken)- protein
Green Leafy Vegetables(arugula, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, kale, romaine, spinach)-fiber, phytonutrients Indole-3-carbinol help fight environmental estrogen that can add belly fat.
Nuts(almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia, pecans, peanut butter,)- niacin helps keep digestive system on track, and prevents belly bloating, monounsaturated fat
Oils(canola, coconut, olive, safflower, grape seed)- omega-6, monounsaturated fat
Pears(fresh)- low calories, high fiber, catechisms, flavonoids, antioxidants
Potatoes Cold- form resistance starch, a constituent of fiber that trigger hunger hating hormones, helping th body incinerate more fat for fuel.
Sunflower Seeds- monounsaturated fat
Tea(White, Green)- tea treated cells burn 70% more fat than untreated tea cells, antioxidants
Whole Grains(flaxseed, brown rice, soy, oatmeal, quinoa)- fiber
Watermelon- according to a study by the University of Kentucky it affects artery plaque deposition altering blood lipids, and lowers risk of belly fat.