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Foods That Help You Lose the Dangerous Belly Fat

Updated on October 1, 2010

Lose the Dangerous Belly Fat

People who carry excess weight around the belly are at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some types of cancer. Reasearchers at Wake Forest University found that trans fats,* which has filled our packaged processed food products, increase the amount of fat around the belly. These trans fats not only add new fat but move fat from other areas of the body.

It is visceral** fat that surrounds the organs in the belly. When this fat is present in high amounts it is associated with heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some types of cancer. One recent study also found that this kind of weight gain can also increase dementia later in life.

In addition to the poor American diet, and lack of exercise, stress is said to be a cause of this belly fat. Our bodies have been designed for fight or flight. Therefore, it stores some fat around the middle so it can be easily accessed for energy when we are under stress. After we have dealt with the stress, the hormone known as cortisol then tells your body to eat to refuel. While this has worked well for our ancestors, in the case of war or wild animals, we seldom have the need to flee or engage in any kind of physical activity. However, our body still triggers the same fat-storage pattern. And the fat remains around our bellies.

As we move away from processed foods, there are studies that show that certain foods can help us lose this belly fat. Food in its natural state is always recommended rather than supplements. Following is a list of those foods and links to other information.

The Food List:

Blueberries - Recent research from the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center show that 1 and 1/2 cup of blueberries can help reduce belly fat by up to 12 percent. Blueberries can activate a gene responsible for burning belly fat while also turning down a gene that helps to store fat.

Nuts - Research has shown that people who snack on almonds as part of a low-calorie diet over a six month period can reduce their body weight by 18 percent thus slimming their waistline and reducing all over body fat.

Green tea (see link) - According to a study done by the 'Journal of Nutrition' five cups of green tea daily can help you shed twice as much weight with most of the weight being around the middle. The catechins (antioxidants) are believed to boost energy and enchance fat-burning.

Foods with Potassium - Foods rich in potassium are key to ensuring your lean muscles stay in tip top shape. Potassium helps to neutralize acids known to trigger muscle-wasting as we grow older. Adults who eat potassium rich foods have about 3.6 pounds more musce than people who eat the least amount of potassium.

Potassium is an essential mineral that supports cellular health; it is not stored in the body like other minerals. Therefore, we need to include potassium rich foods in our daily diet.

Foods that are rich in potassium include:

- asparagus - it has three grams of fiber which cleanses your digestive system, has 288 milligrams of potassium per cup, and almost no sodium - so no bloating

- almonds - which may explain why nuts, listed above, are good for reducing belly fat

Also:

- prunes

- raisins

- bananas

- a baked potato with skin on

- spinach

- tomatoes

- sunflower seeds

- seaweed (dulse, kelp)

- beans

As well as endives, lettuce, Chinese cabbage, avocado, yams, dates, brazil nuts, mushrooms, turmeric, oranges, onions, apples, lentils, cayenne, cherries, grapes, etc.

Breastfeeding - Yet another of the many benefits of breastfeeding. A study from the University of Pittsburgh showed that by breastfeeding, women can lower the risk of heart disease by 10%. The explanation given is that breastfeeding can reduce belly fat, which stresses the heart.

Probiotics (see link) - The excess of bad bacteria in the belly causes irritation that leads to indigestion and gas as well as fluid retention and bloating. Probiotics will make these symptoms disappear. Probiotics are found in fermented foods like kimchi, yogurt, miso soup, homemade pickles, etc.

* trans fats are partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. This is a fat created by adding hydrogen to vegetable fat. Manufacturers use it because it is cheap and gives products a long shelf-life. It is found in cakes, cookies, pastries, margarine, non-diary creamers, etc. It is imperative that you read labels.

Further, dozens of studies have shown that trans fats is linked to heart disease. Here in NYC legislation has been approved to phase out trans fats used in restaurant kitchens. This is also true in the city of Boston and the state of California. HOWEVER - BE WARNED - a loophole in the FDA's labeling requirements has allowed processors to add as much as 0.49 grams of trans fats per serving and still claim their product has zero trans fats. I see this all the time on packaged products in the supermarket. You must read the label because even if it says zero trans fats - it if lists partially hydrogenated oil - it has trans fats.

** Visceral - refers to the viscera, the internal organs of the body. Specifically the organs within the chest (heart and lungs) or in the abdomen (liver and pancreas).

For articles about the benefits of green tea and probiotics see the links below.

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      renee21 2 years ago

      I love green tea and almonds. These are awesome tips. Great hub! Voted up.

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome jessie j- and thanks for commenting!

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      jessie j 5 years ago

      hi got ur info and its made me look so great and fell great to thanks a lot

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks so much cherrycrime26. I love a good beer every now and then. I think you'll like the green tea.

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      January Moon 6 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      Wonderful Hub, I am slim,yes,but I drink a lot of beer which has been resulting in some belly fat,lol,but great tips, Im going to try the green tea, I love blueberries as well, :)

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Ah, yes, those wonderful cafe mochas - so tasty. Well, we indulge Danette Watt but as long as we know when to stop. One way I am taking off the flab is walking up and down the steps 2-3 extra times per day. I am so surprised that this works.

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      Danette Watt 6 years ago from Illinois

      BKCreative, judging by the many comments to this hub, it seems you have touched on a nerve for a lot of people. I do watch what I eat and work out 3/week. But about 1.5 years ago, I became depressed and too frequently indulged in fattening cafe mochas at my local Starbucks. Although I am in a better space now, the damage was done. Now, I struggle to get it off and not add to it.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks supercibor - great to meet you - I'm following you!

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      Hector Herrera 6 years ago from Dominican Republic

      Great contribution to our health.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome smith.alan00 - glad you found the list useful.

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      smith.alan00 6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks a lot for this nice lit of food. I would like to follow this list.

      Smith ALan

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for the compliment Suzie Parker. We have to do what's best for us - and enjoy it. The sorbet sounds excellent! I heard the new Weight Watchers is more nutrition oriented. Sounds good.

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      Suzie Parker 6 years ago

      Cool hub!

      I make a daily sorbet and ice tea from berries. I also love nuts. But as I'm on weight watchers, I've cut my nuts portions in halve.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for commenting Teenage Diet!

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      Teenage Diet 6 years ago

      Exercise and well balanced meals is a good formula for a healthy diet.

      Joseph

      P.S. And no processed foods.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Good for you. I've worked the midnight to 8am shift for awhile and I am surprised I am not crazy. But weight gain was always an issue - it seems everyone walked around with a big stomach.

      Then trying to sleep during the day - we just don't live a natural life - all for the sake of earning some money.

      Thanks so much for sharing your personal experience - that counts for a lot.

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      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      BK-just came across your hub. It reinforces what I've known and experienced: stress can increase the belly fat. I have worked for 4 years on a 12 hr midnight shift and it ran havoc to my body. I FINALLY succeeded in moving to day shift after someone recently quit and can feel the difference already. Alas, my body is showing the results of the 'eating during the night' phenomenon. Of course, that is not the only reason for the gradual wt gain. It is never a simple issue. Medications can cause wt gain. I've avoided taking certain things b/c of this side effect. Exercise, or lack of, is a key factor. On midnight shift there is a greater per centage of sitting at your desk then there is on day shift. In addition to this, there is a need for sleep that takes priority over going to the gym. Unless someone has experienced the graveyard shift one cannot know how difficult it is to 'stay awake' when the body says sleep.

      Now that I have been two wks on days I have much more energy, I work out at the gym after work, and I have been more clear headed to focus on getting those important fruits and veg in. Plus, I am walking the halls during the shift at a quicker pace.

      Thanks for this useful info and I am excited that much of my efforts are in the right direction according to your hub.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I do both ruby. I do sit ups (when I remember) and eat the foods - both seem to help and prevent the heart disease problems. And walking as an exercise is very beneficial.

      Thanks for writing!

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      ruby 7 years ago

      does this mean that we can't do sit up? because you wrote there that People who carry excess weight around the belly are at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and some types of cancer. can we do sit up?? =)

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      p90x 7 years ago

      good!thanks for your share

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're very welcome fucsia! Nice to meet you by the way!

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      fucsia 7 years ago

      wow!!! thank's for your information...

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for sharing the information Eld.Redwood! Thanks for your comment!

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      Eld.Redwood 7 years ago

      This is a very interesting topic and will share with my mother-in-law.

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      prescription glasses 7 years ago

      This looks awesome! Thank you for your information!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome suzan_oke - thanks for commenting! Nice to meet you too!

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      suzan_oke 7 years ago

      nice article about potassium...very informative and beneficial for me...thanks

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome - and thank you too, lelanew55! I appreciate your comments - and I'm of course enjoying your hubs!

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      lelanew55 7 years ago

      Hi BkCreative. I am back reading your articles. Great info. I just regret it took me so long to discover your writing. I am learning a lot. I am off to read to read another one. Thanks

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Oooh, I know what you mean about making your stomach look flat when taking a photo. Soooo clever! I have found these little changes have made the difference - actually it surprises me when I notice that my clothes look better - and it's that missing big stomach. Even though my stomach has gotten a bit flabby - still it is smaller now.

      Nice to meet you. I enjoyed your carrot recipe!

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      Dmrfam 7 years ago from India

      Thanks for all the information you provided. I need to change my diet with your suggested food. I have started exercising at home but the belly fat seems to be too stubborn! Fortunately, as you mentioned its not hard. I can still manage to make it look FLAT with a some control of breath especially when I am photographed :-)

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thank you too DixieMockingbird - I'm practicing just what I write about - and it works! It makes such a difference because I never get sick (even though I work with children), I have energy and I feel I am aging well - like we used to before we accepted chronic ailments as an aging process - which it is not!

      Thanks for commenting - and it's nice to meet you too!

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      Jan Charles 7 years ago from East Tennessee

      Foods can do wonderful things - I love how you promote a healthy diet, and show the benefits of some of these great foods. Thanks!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You've very welcome msorensson! I'm glad you came back again. Thanks for the smiles!

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Hi, BKCreative,

      I read this article before and got sidetracked before I could leave a comment. Life [smiles]

      It is wonderful and thank you for sharing.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thank you subhashlaxmin! I'll keep at it. Nice to meet you!

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      subhashlaxmin 7 years ago from Chhattisgarh India

      keep it up

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks A James - glad you liked the hub! Nice to meet you too!

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      A James 7 years ago

      Great article - will check out some of your other hubs

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks eyeglasses and stedac!

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      stedac 7 years ago

      good hub. Try acai berry

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      eyeglasses 7 years ago

      Incredible! I am working hard on my weight too, sitting in the office all day long gives me chubby belly.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks Money Glitch! Thanks for the compliment and the link! Great meeting you too. I will come and visit you right now! I'm glad you found the hub useful!

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      I found you through adding tags to an article I have written about Belly Fat and eating Mufas. This is a great hub, and I see that there are a few more foods that I need to add to my food plan.

      I am going to provide a link to this hub on mine it should increase traffic flow for both of us. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Nice to meet you dilipchandra12 - you're welcome and thanks for commenting!

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      Dilip Chandra 7 years ago from India

      Very good information... thank you

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for commenting prettydarkhorse - you're looking good!

      Thank you too gagebags - I'll come visit you!

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      gagebags 7 years ago

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      prettydarkhorse 7 years ago from US

      BK, I like that you have many tips about health, I eat berries, but I dont really need to trim my tummy,. I am skinny enough, I need more fattening though,

      take care there as it is getting really cold, maita

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I'm glad you wrote jlynnhood - good health is possible. We just have to take total control! Enjoy your tea!

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      jlynnhood 7 years ago

      Thank you so much! I'm going to start drinking more green tea.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      So true MikeNV - we have bought into the 'magic pill' philosophy. Sell it to us - and we buy it! And it has destroyed our health.

      As long as I eat right I have no weight problems or health issues. I don't know of any culture in the world where people diet as much and exercise as much (and take unregulated supplements) as Americans - yet we remain the sickest and most obese. But then no other country allows the inferior quality food that America permits.

      It's all about real food.

      Thanks for writing!

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      MikeNV 7 years ago from Henderson, NV

      Nice list. Too many people think there is just some magic exercise they can do or pill they can take. The body will shed fat proportionally from all parts of our bodies as we eat correctly and bring out nutritional intake into balance. Visceral Belly fat is one of the first to go which is good news for people who want to look better. All they have to do is eat right and consume less calories than their bodies burn.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Glad to meet you Born Again 05! Thanks for the compliment - I am glad you found the info informative.

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      Born Again 05 7 years ago from Honesdale

      Great informative hub! Thank you for sharing! I've often wondered how to get rid of that fat in the middle. I always blamed it on having four children. Signing on as a fan and looking forward to reading some more. By the way, I'm originally from the Bronx!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're very welcome FarrahZimer - love your avatar!

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      FarrahZimer 7 years ago

      So Love this article...and just in time for New Year's Resolution....thanks BkCreative as always!!!!!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks rajagiriworld!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      So true Sparkeliah! We just have to make sure that the food we eat is real food not GM, or grown somewhere thousands of miles away so it has no nutritional value by the time we get it - in effect we are just chewing!

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      Sparkeliah 7 years ago from north highlands,ca

      if you have a proper diet you wontr have to worry

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Agreed EllenGraeger - it is to our benefit! Thanks for writing!

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      EllenGraeger 7 years ago from Madrid

      Yes, we should comprehend our bodies.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks terrowhite - it's only with the introduction of inferior and processed foods that Americans became obese and sick. I no longer have weight issues now that I rarely eat out and prepare fresh foods more often. We still have a long way to go before we get locally grown quality food back - but it's time to take back our health.

      Yes, Jawa Lunk - there is every fad diet out there - but none address the issue of inferior quality processed foods. We are eating garbage - no wonder we have health issues. I've lived and traveled in most places of the world - no one has gyms and fad diets like us - and no one has the obesity issues like we do.

      Thanks for writing!

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      Jawa Lunk 7 years ago

      I've seen it all, and watched my mother try all the fads as they came and went...when I got older and needd to lose weight, the formula is SIMPLE...making yourself follow it is the hard part!

      Moderation in food, lots of vegetables and fruit, and workout!

      That simple, and it works everytime, even if you fall off the wagon, or food cart, start right back up and it works!

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      terrowhite 7 years ago

      Wow! you have given some awesome tips. One can eat and reduce, no need of dieting lol..I do take Green tea daily but not more than two times :)

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hi Mitch King! I have been living according to what I write and it is making such a difference. By eating healthy and preparing my own foods, my weight stays down and I no longer have to count calories. Eating healthy, keeps me healthy!

      Thanks for writing!

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      Mitch King 7 years ago from Wilsoville, OR, USA

      Moderating your calories and having these healthy snacks such as almonds will really help you lose that belly fat.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for the compliment, lola likes!

      Hello Info Help! I'm glad you found the information useful. I think women are more inclined to have flab around the middle (I've learned to love it!) and not the hard fat that men have. Of course we can all do with out any of it. Nice to meet you!

      Thanks for writing!

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      Info Help 7 years ago from Chicago

      Hi BK,

      Thanks so much for this informative hub on what foods will help burn the belly fat. It seems like women have this problem more than men do! I have found that as I have gotten older it has been harder to prevent fat from staying around my midsection. I am going to implement some of these foods into my daily diet to see what happens.

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      lola likes... 7 years ago

      great article!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for commenting gokrex84!

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      gokrex84 7 years ago

      good...............

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks so much for writing pmccray! Nice to meet you too!

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      pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

      Awesome article thanks for the great advice.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're very welcome missmarch! Nice to meet you too!

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      Loralie Lyndon 7 years ago from USA

      Wonderful hub on foods for losing belly fat! I needed this. Thanks for the health tips.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hello again Weight Pills!

      I'm glad you so thoroughly enjoyed the article. I do enjoy doing research. And yes, we are a stressed out culture and those bellies can prove it.

      Hope it is useful for people who exercise forever but never change to a healthy diet.

      Thanks for writing!

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      Weight Pills 7 years ago

      I really appreciate all the research you did about the dangers of belly fat and its main causes. Especially interesting is how stress is a big cause of belly fat because our bodies are designed for "fight or flight," resulting in stored fat around the belly. You give many healthy food choices, especially those rich in potassium that promote lean muscles. This was an important article for anyone who is involved in the battle of the bulge, and it's a wake-up call to do something about it now.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome! Nice to meet you. I will visit your hubs!

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      rvsrinivasan 7 years ago

      It is very nice. I am a kid. I have made attempts to write hubs. Please see acupressure for good health, 3 tips for good health, Become young, Children thinking, Grass Leaves, Groundnuts & jaggery, Hard surface, Human behavoir, Jack fruits, Ligament injury, Summer thrust, Vibrant Rose. Thanks a lot, rvsrinivsan

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for the many comments! Yes, I've seen many a giant belly due to too much alcohol - mainly beer, or is it because one beer turns into a 6 pack and then a case and then a lifestyle (sigh) then more?

      And yes, green tea is certainly a winner. It has been a regular beverage for many years - and I just don't have that kind of belly fat - so maybe it is working.

      And definitely, fresh berries over any supplements. I just read that most supplements on the market are made from synthetic ingredients - we all deserve better.

      Thanks for writing. We hubbers are going to be one good looking, trim bunch of writers! Yay!

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      Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

      Good article, and I agree with the water comment suggestion also, my aunt used the water method and she did indeed lose her belly. I can force only so much water down and I always boil and chill it first, so many things we hear, and I also have lately read white tea is being put above green, so I just have both together and also add orange juice because Of a study my son told me about which recommended half and half with tea and juice but I go with more tea and sometimes just make up a big medley of different types to do me a few days and only add a little oj to the glass as I drink it.

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      sohaibshaheen 7 years ago from Pakistan

      green tea seems the best solution......

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      debsawriter 7 years ago

      I did notice how the fat seem to melt off when I ate berries for breakfast.

      I tried some vitamins that were supplements that helped also, but when you do not have the money for fresh food or all those vitamins, then what?

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      David R Bradley 7 years ago from The Active Side of Infinity

      This was a very good read. Nice and simple. Well put. One of my favorite snacks is Greek Yogurt with blueberries and pecans. A delicious assault on belly fat!

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      beadams 7 years ago from St. Paul

      Great hub!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks bestcellphones!

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      bestcellphones 7 years ago

      great hub, keep it up!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Yes, real food has fiber that is lacking in our processed food diet - which also does not have the natural moisture content as fruit, for example. But all foods have different purposes which is why the list has particular foods.

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      Artemus Gordon 7 years ago

      I have heard that upping your fiber and water will do the trick and that is mostly what is on your list.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks Jack!

      Nice to meet you Green Things. It is a tough area and I think we are finally figuring out it may be easier than we thought with the right foods.

      Love the 'awesome' compliment - thanks sabbatha1!

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      sabbatha1 7 years ago from patriciamccarty@rocketmail.com

      Awesome hub I like how you put it saying shopping for your health.

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      Green Things 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great info on one of the toughest areas of weight loss! Thanks.

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      jack 7 years ago

      hey very good information .

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks geethakasiram. Nice to meet you too!

      Your comments are always valued Veronica Allen - and always welcomed. I love the 'evergreen' comment.

      I've be visiting you again soon to check out your great hubs!

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      I don't know how I missed this article BkCreative - but I loved all the research you put into it. It makes it a whole lot easier to choose the right foods to combat this wide-spread problem. Thanks so much! You wrote about a great evergreen topic - this article is a mainstay on the front hubpage.

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      geethakasiram 7 years ago from chennai

      gr8 tips..........really useful....