Hello everyone, today I am going to share FIVE MUST EAT FOODS FOR FLAT TUMMY. So, guys, everyone including me wishes for a flat belly but no one loves the hard work, those belly exercises that have to be done to get a flat stomach. Yes, exercise plays an important role but if you maintain your digestive health you can simply achieve that flat belly that you always wished for..!
Our digestive system is also called ‘THE SECOND BRAIN’ as it the core part of our system. You could be eating the cleanest, nutrient-rich diet in the world, but if you are not digesting well, you won’t be absorbing the all the nutrients from the food. As a result, wastes build up, you retain water and your body converts excess calories to fat.
So here are the COMMON DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS:
1) Eating too much processed and junk foods.
2) High salt or sugar intake.
3) Not eating enough fiber, fruits, and veggies.
4) Eating a large portion in one sitting.
5) Poor eating habits such as eating too quickly or skipping meals.
If your digestive system improves simultaneously your belly fat reduces.
1) Do you always feel bloated or tired at the end of the meal..??
2) Do you always feel lack of energy..??
3) Do you struggle to lose weight despite of cutting back the excess calories and doing regular exercises..??
If your answer is ‘YES’ to two of the above three questions then you are facing the problem of digestion which in turn increases your weight, especially around the belly area.
So, here are some foods for better digestion as a result of which there would be no bloating, you will lose weight gaining that flat belly of your dreams and it will improve sluggish digestion, slow metabolism, and weight issues.
1) Foods containing high PROBIOTICS.
2) Foods high in FIBRE.
3) Foods high in WATER.
4) Foods containing high PREBIOTICS.
5) Certain HERBS AND SPICES.
So let’s start one by one.
1) FOODS HIGH IN PROBIOTICS :
a) Yogurt: Possibly the most popular probiotic food is live cultured yogurt or Greek yogurt made from the milk of cows, goats or sheep. Yogurt in most cases can rank at the top of probiotic foods if it comes from grass-fed animals and has not been pasteurized. The problem is there is a large variation on the quality of yogurts on the market today. It is recommended when buying yogurt to look for three things: first, that it comes from goat’s or sheep’s milk, second, that it is grass-fed and third, that it is organic.
b) SOME TYPES OF CHEESE: Goat’s milk, sheep’s milk, and A2 cow’s soft cheeses are particularly high in probiotics. Always buy raw and unpasteurized cheeses if you want to receive any probiotics. Only some types of cheese contain probiotics, including cheddar, mozzarella, and gouda.
c) BUTTERMILK: This is also one of the foods which are high in probiotics. Traditional buttermilk is simply the leftover liquid from making butter. Only this version contains probiotics, and it is sometimes called Grandma’s probiotic.
Traditional buttermilk is mainly consumed in India, Nepal, and Pakistan.
2) FOODS HIGH IN FIBRE :
a) BROCCOLI: Broccoli is one of the best vegetables to add to your next dinner or lunch for some fiber. It has some of the highest fiber content of most vegetables at over 5 grams per cup.
b) PEARS: When you think of fiber-rich fruits, you probably think of apples, but you’ll actually get more fiber in pears—nine grams in one and a half medium pears with the skin on, to be exact.
c) CHICKPEAS: You’ll get 12 grams fiber in one cup cooked chickpeas. Because they’re pretty bland, they marry well in lots of different dishes. Toss them in a blender with mayo, celery, and carrots to make a take on a chicken salad that’s high in fiber and protein.
3) FOODS HIGH IN WATER:
a) ORANGES AND WATERMELON: Because water flushes waste and excess water out of your system, enjoying water-rich foods is ideal. Watermelons, as their name suggests, are almost all water — 92 percent. Oranges too are approximately 80 to 90 percent water.
b) GRAPEFRUIT: Grapefruit contains only 30 calories and is comprised of 90 percent water.
These foods are also called as high volume low-calorie foods. They keep you full as well as satisfying without bloating you.
4) FOODS HIGH IN PREBIOTICS :
a) ONION: Onions are very tasty and versatile vegetable linked to various health benefits. Similar to garlic, inulin accounts for 10% of the total fiber content of onions, while FOS makes up around 6%. FOS strengthens gut flora, helps with fat breakdown and boosts the immune system by increasing nitric oxide production in cells. Onions are also rich in the flavonoid quercetin, which gives onions antioxidant and anticancer properties. Furthermore, onions have antibiotic properties and may provide benefits for the cardiovascular system.
b) GARLIC: Garlic is an incredibly tasty herb linked to various health benefits. Garlic acts as a prebiotic by promoting the growth of beneficial Bifidobacteria in the gut. It also prevents disease-promoting bacteria from growing.
c) BANANA: The prebiotic fiber in bananas has been shown to increase healthy gut bacteria and reduce bloating.
5) CERTAIN HERBS AND SPICES :
Ginger, Turmeric, Cumin, Cardamom are a few to name.
Add this to your diet and feel healthy digestion without bloating and loose your belly fat.