Wellness: Healthy Ways To Shed Stomach Fat -

Wellness: Healthy Ways To Shed Stomach Fat

You could work out daily and still have a protruded stomach if you do not watch what you eat. Eating healthy improves digestion, and reduces bloats. Below are some healthy eating habits that can help reduce tummy fats.

TAKE LOTS OF WATER: Taking lots of water can help flush your system and help digestion. This helps achieve a flatter tummy by reducing bloating and unnecessary tummy fats.

REDUCE SALT INTAKE: Too much salt intake can cause water retention in the stomach. Avoiding adding excess salt or cooking with fresh spices can drastically reduce your salt intake.

TAKE CUCUMBER AND WATER-FILLED FRUITS: The flavonoid antioxidants quercetin (which reduces swelling) and a high water content of 96%, cucumbers can help prevent bloating. This crunchy veggie is also extremely versatile: eat it in a chopped salad, sprinkle on top of yogurt, or munch on cucumber slices.

BANANAS: Banana may be your best bet. In addition to potassium, bananas are packed with resistant starch, a healthy carbohydrate that your body digests slowly, which keeps you full for longer. Resistant starch also encourages your liver to switch to fat-burning mode, giving your metabolism a boost. Bananas may help prevent water retention in our bodies by regulating sodium levels, decreasing the risk of bloating.

GINGER: In a 2012 study from Columbia University, researchers found that participants who drank a hot ginger beverage felt fuller after meals. “An easy way to include it in your diet is to make a ginger tea with ½ teaspoon of ground or freshly grated ginger and one cup of hot water,” the study says.

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