Fat inside the belly, also known as visceral fat, is very harmful to the health and is a major risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and many more health complications.
Whilst it is not possible to spot reduce fat, here we list 25 healthy food choices that will help to reduce overall fat and, in turn, will aid in burning excessive belly fat.
Low or nonfat, low-sugar, Greek yogurt is higher in protein than any other yogurt. 100g of greek yogurt contains just 60 calories and 10g of protein. Greek yogurt takes longer to digest and will keep you satisfied for longer. Also, the high protein content means that it is harder for the body to digest so more calories are burned.
Quinoa is packed full of nutrients and is widely known as a superfood. 100g of quinoa contains 120 calories and 4.4g of complete protein (meaning that it contains all of the essential amino acids). It is rich in zinc, selenium, iron, and vitamin E. Quinoa is a great addition to almost any other food such a vegetables or lean meat.
Cinnamon is thought to be very good for stabilising blood sugar levels and, therefore, is highly recommended for people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. It can be consumed with tea, coffee, or other foods to add sweetness without the calories.