Feeling the bloat? These five foods can help
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While we all know the best way to achieve a flatter stomach is through a healthy diet and exercise, we’re the first to put our hands up and admit that we wouldn’t mind a little kick-start to a leaner figure.
Let’s just break down the myth that you need to cut fat to lose fat. Healthy fats are vital to weight loss, and adding a poly-unsaturated fat like that found in olive oil has been proven to help the body break down excess fats in the body as well as curb those hunger pangs.
If you’re looking for a vegetable with a superfood punch, you need to add some asparagus to your shopping list. The green vegetable contains high levels of chlorophyll, helping your body detox as an anti-oxidant.
Loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, it’s also known for boosting the enzymes that break down alcohol. Packed with vitamins A, B-complex, C and E, as well as zinc and potassium – those little spears have a seriously slimming effect!
Don’t just trust us on this one – numerous studies have reported that snacking on almonds can help alleviate fat around the middle. Add a handful of the nuts to your elevenses for a protein boost to help keep you fuller for longer.
Tomatoes are a great source of vitamins A, C and K as well as potassium and magnesium. Thanks to their fibre and high water content, tomatoes are a good addition to any diet and can help you lose weight. Hailed for reducing inflammation and water retention in the body, tomatoes have a protein which helps regulate your metabolic rate and appetite.
Whether you’re heading to the gym for a workout or need to get through the afternoon stretch, bananas are the way to go as they release energy slowly and keep your blood sugar levels high.
Bananas contain a chemical called tryptophan which is transformed into serotonin, keeping you feeling relaxed and boosting your mood. As well as being good for circulation, the high levels of potassium in bananas can also help relieve water retention.