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12 All-Natural Super Foods To Lose Belly Fat

Time to stop wishing and start losing the extra flab! And lucky for you, it can be done by eating! We’ve narrowed it down to these 12 super foods that will naturally help you burn off those love handles. Abs, here we come.

Here are 12 all-natural foods that will help you lose belly fat:

1. Almonds

If you want to feel full while cutting down on the potato chips, try almonds. Almonds have proven to suppress hunger for long periods of time although they’re low on calories. They fight against heart disease and even help you build some muscle.

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2. Avocado

Avocado is another food that prevents you from overeating. It also has anti-aging benefits and healthy fats that won’t go to your belly.

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3. Beans

Okay, you might get some gas with this one, but beans do have great health benefits. They keep you full for a long time, and they improve the digestive process. And if your body can’t keep up with your workouts, beans are a great source of energy (carbs)!

Just maybe not before a date.

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4. Apples

Wondering what all those Brazilian models do get those bodies? Well, according to a Brazilian study, women who ate three or more apples a day lost more weight than those who didn’t! Apples are high in dietary fiber, flavonoids, phytosterol and beta-carotene, so they’re very nutrient-rich. Just don’t eat any from evil witches.

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5. Cucumbers

Cucumbers contain approximately 96% water, and 100 grams of cucumber only have 45 calories. Hard to believe! They’re also rich in vitamins B and C, providing you with nice, healthy skin. No wonder they cover your eyes with cucumbers when they do facemasks.

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6. Watermelon

Watermelons are also very water-rich with 91% percent water content by weight (hence, watermelon). They’ll help you feel full for a long time while reducing water weight and bloating in your body.

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7. Tomatoes

Not only do large tomatoes only contain 33 calories, they also have a compound known as 9-oxo-ODA that reduces lipids in the blood. In other words, they help control belly fat as well as fight diseases associated with obesity, like dyslipidemia.

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8. Cherries

Sour cherries, or tart cherries, reduce belly fat as well as the risk of heart disease and diabetes. How? According to a study by the University of Michigan, tart cherries help lower the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, which causes heart disease and diabetes.

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9. Pineapples

There are many great things that pineapples provide–and not just low-cost housing for Spongebob. Pineapples contain bromelain, which metabolizes protein, getting you that flatter stomach. They also fight diarrhea and heal bowel disorders.

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10. Celery

Even though it might not be the tastiest food in the world, celery is low on calories, full of fiber (good for washing out the fat in your intestines), and contains calcium and vitamin C. Additionally, it reduces the risk of ovarian cancer in women.

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11. Fish

It’s safe to assume that some of us have gone through what’s called “late-night eating.” You know, when you can’t quite fall asleep, so you go downstairs, open the fridge, and start eating. To solve this problem, consider adding more fish to your diet. Fish fat is healthy and rich in omega-3, which stimulates your pineal glands to produce melatonin, your sleep hormone. Sleep burns fat.

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12. Dairy

It turns out that foods rich in calcium – more specifically milk, cheese, and yogurt – support the formation of lean body mass. They also help you get full and lose weight. And no, cheeseburgers don’t count…

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Time to start eating these foods to lose belly fat!

 

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Written and researched by contributor amurillo; edited and posted by hungry hacker.

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