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17 Foods That Shrink Belly Fat

Updated on July 24, 2010

Many people worry about their fat belly, some believe that by sticking to a vegetarian diet, they can lose belly fat fast. However, most of them just eat vegetables in an indiscriminative and uncontrolled way, which in fact, usually leads to excessive intake of high carbohydrate vegetables, and excess carbohydrates tend to be stored in the body in the form of fat. So, in order to get rid of extra belly fat around your stomach, what foods should you eat often? Below are 17 foods that help you to shrink abdominal fat.

Onion: Onion contains prostaglandin A, which has functions of relaxing blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and other benefits. Onion also contains a small amount of sulfur amino acids, which helps lowering blood pressure, preventing arteriosclerosis and melting away stomach fat.

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Apple: Apple contains pectin, cellulose, vitamin C, etc., and has very good lipid-lowering effect. If you eat two apples a day for a month, most of the harmful low-density lipoprotein cholesterol which may lead to cardiovascular diseases significantly, while the good high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels will rise. Studies have shown that about 80% of hypertensive patients will have reduced cholesterol levels if they eat apples frequently. Apple can help getting rid of excess sodium, preventing leg swelling and allowing you to maintain a satisfactory blood pressure. Apple is rich in pectin, which can help to accelerate detoxification in the intestines and reduce heat absorption effect.

Garlic: Garlic is rich in sulfur compounds, which can reduce blood cholesterol, prevent the formation of blood clots, increase high-density lipoprotein and protect the heart arteries.

Milk: Milk contains whey and calcium, both of these substances can inhibit the formation of cholesterol deposits in the arterial wall.

Oats: Oats is rich in linoleic acid to prevent atherosclerosis.

Corn: Corn is rich in calcium, phosphorus, selenium, lecithin, vitamin E, etc. which can lower serum cholesterol.

Seaweed: Seaweed has lots of taurine and fiber algae, these substances can reduce blood fat and cholesterol in bile.

Grapefruit: Grapefruit acidic digestive juice can help to promote digestion, reduce fatigue, beautify the skin. Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C with less sugar.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes contain red pigment, dietary fiber and pectin and other ingredients which can reduce the calorie intake, promote gastrointestinal motility.

Leeks: In addition to calcium, phosphorus, iron, and carbohydrates, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, leeks also contain carotene and a lot of cellulose, which can enhance gastrointestinal motility, have very good laxative effects, help clean excessive fat and toxins in the intestine.

Mushroom: can significantly reduce serum cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL levels, and regular consumption of mushroom helps to increase the density of lipoprotein in the body.

White gourd: Regular consumption of white gourd can remove excess body fat, which plays an important role in belly fat loss.

Carrot: Carrot contain calcium-rich pectin, which helps to lower the level of cholesterol in the blood.

Cucumber: compared with other nutrient-rich vegetables, cucumber contains alcohol acid, which helps to inhibit changing of carbohydrates into fat in the body.

Turnip: white turnip has mustard oil, which can promote metabolism and prevent fat accumulation in the skin.

Pepper: Pepper is rich in capsaicin, which can promote lipid metabolism, dissolve fat, and inhibit fat accumulation in the body.

Soybeans and soybean products: These products are rich in unsaturated fatty acid, which helps to break down the cholesterol and promote lipid metabolism, so that it inhibits the accumulation of subcutaneous fat. 

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      Angel Caleb Santos 6 years ago from Hampton Roads, Virginia

      Great article. It was helpful for a report that I am doing. Thanks. Voted up.

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      Get Rid Of Belly Rolls 5 years ago

      I didn't know there were so many natural treatments for belly fat. This is a very informative hub!

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      Champ 2 years ago

      Good points all around. Truly apdteciarep.

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