Everyone wants a flat tummy, but not everyone is willing to work for it. If you are as lazy as I am but wants six packs, good news… you can achieve it. You don’t have to do the sit-ups a thousand times a day to have a flat tummy after all. Research has proven that there are foods that can help achieve it with minimum workout and they include:
Foods rich in Potassium
Foods such as bananas and potatoes help your body get rid of excess water weight, minimizing your middle body part. The extra fluid is typically present because the two main minerals that control the amount of water in your body, potassium and sodium have gotten out of balance. When your sodium level is too high, your tissues hold on to fluid.
Probiotic yoghurts are yoghurts that contain live bacteria. They help in preventing tummy bloat caused by an imbalance of bacteria in your gut which can cause your digestive system to slow down and your belly to puff up.
Egg contains a nutrient called choline that boosts metabolism and may help turn off the genes responsible for belly fat storage. Eating eggs for breakfast instead of a high-calorie dish like a rice can make it easier to lose weight due to its ability to satisfy.
Whole wheat bread
White bread might be a calorie adder, but you should try whole wheat bread. Just like with whole-wheat pasta, you’re getting all three parts of the grain, with fibre to increase satisfaction and prevent overeating.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away they say. Apples are one of the very best sources of fibre, which means you should eat them at every opportunity. There is no limitation to eating apple. The more you eat, the higher your chances of getting a flat tummy.
What can we do without spinach! Trust me when I say my new favourite veggie can help you burn calories faster than you think. The green is overflowing with protein and thylakoids, a compound that’s been shown to significantly reduce wanting to eat more and promote weight loss.
But bear in mind that you can’t eat your cake and have it. You can’t be taking these foods and be taking other foods that increase your chances of having a bloated tummy such as soda, alcohol etc, and expect to get a result. Unless of course, you are chasing the winds.