by Whitney Greer, BlackDoctor.org
It’s not just about working out, but eating healthy. Here are 12 belly-fat-fighting superstars…
Antioxidants can improve blood flow, delivering more oxygen to muscles, so ab revealing cardio is easier.
2. Sunflower Seeds
Sunflower seeds are packed with B vitamins and vitamin E, and are great for curbing hunger.
Avocados are a great source of heart-healthy MUFAs (monounsaturated fatty acid), which are healthy fats.
Almonds are a great source of vegetable protein and fiber.
5. Dark Chocolate
Chocolate protects against heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.
6. Natural Peanut Butter
Peanut butter contains the antioxidant vitamin E, bone-building magnesium, muscle-friendly potassium, and immunity-boosting vitamin B6.
7. Green Tea
Three cups daily may boost your metabolism, and the compound ECGC makes it easier to burn fat.
8. Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil is the best plant source of omega-3 fatty acids.
9. Whole Grains
Foods like oatmeal and brown rice, fill you up, keep your insulin levels low, and may shrink fat cells.
10. Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nuts contain fiber, which helps with digestion.
11. Olive Oil
Olive oil contains MUFA, which lowers “bad” LDL cholesterol without affecting “good” HDL cholesterol.
Pistachios contain lutein and zeaxanthin, carotenoids that protect against age-related macular degeneration.