In our present scenario more than 70 percent of adults of age 20 and older are overweight and this excess weight is around the belly and belly fat is very much worse than the fat around the hips and thighs because it increases inflammation and in turn increases the risk for heart diseases, diabetes and cancer.
So exercising can help reduce belly fat, but one can also trim it down through diet by avoiding oily food and including few healthy food like below:
Salmon contains a lot of vitamin D and protein which can help minimize belly fat to a great extent due to the production of hormones that regulate appetite and signals belly fat cells to burn down.
- Greek yogurt
Yogurt is rich in calcium and contains two times satiating protein as that of the traditional yogurt, and can keep one energized and help to control the appetite by increasing fat burn, reducing fat absorption. Greek yogurt also contains probiotics which is a beneficial bacteria that helps one digestive system.
Artichokes are prebiotics that is they feed the probiotics in the gut enabling them to do their jobs. The combination of prebiotics and probiotics creates a gut filled with good bacteria which reduces the inflammation.
Broccoli is a deep-colored vegetable that contains calcium which increases the fat loss in the abdominal area. According to a study calcium from food seems to be more effective than calcium from supplements.
Onions contain a type of soluble fiber called inulin which helps to increase good gut health and act as a prebiotic like that of artichokes. According to preliminary studies onions may also help in facilitating weight loss in the abdominal area of a person.
So it is highly recommended to stay away from unhealthy diet and include the above foods and supplements in one diet as it maintains a person weight properly and helps to keep him/her fit.