Thursday, September 23, 2010

Foods That Melt Belly Fat

Lots of people are looking healthy foods that can "melt" belly fat. I mean, how great would it be to be able to simply eat large amounts of some belly fat-melting food and watch as the pounds and stomach rolls fade away?? Unfortunately the whole fat-burning foods and "negative calorie" foods idea is way overblown. No food, all by itself, is going to get rid of all your belly fat problems.

That being said, there certainly are a few foods that can speed up fat loss, from your abdominal area and your entire body as well. Lean meat is probably the #1, most powerful fat-fighting food out there. Protein is a "hot burning" macro-nutrient because it requires so many calories just to digest. Lean protein, and especial lean meats, boost your metabolism without adding a bunch of unwanted calories in the form of carbs or fat. Protein has the added benefits of lowering appetite levels and stabilizing blood sugar/insulin levels, both of which help to melt off that stubborn belly fat.

High-fiber vegetables are another great fat-loss food. They fill you up yet contain a relatively small amount of calories. They're also packed with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that can help to optimize your metabolism and speed up overall fat loss, not to mention improve your health and protect your from disease (very important if you have too much deep intra-abdominal fat!). People who eat more vegetables and raw fruit tend to have much lower levels of belly fat. So eat more of these healthy foods if you want to lose belly fat naturally!

Probably the most surprising of all the foods that melt belly fat is omega 3 fatty acids, otherwise known as fish oil, krill oil, and flax seed oil. This vitally important fat is found in very low amounts in the typical Western diet. Yet it's a proven fact that omega 3 fats are necessary for all kinds of important body functions. Most important for people with too much stomach fat, omega 3's can speed up the metabolism and help to minimize hunger and food cravings.

So there you have it: 3 "belly fat melting" foods that are both delicious and useful. Just eat more lean meat and protein, more fiber-rich vegetables, and more omega 3 fats. As long as you're doing effective fat-burning exercise on a regular basis you should have no problem getting rid of that ugly, stubborn, and dangerous belly flab!

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