More than half of the urban world is complaining about Belly Fat!
The sticky trouble that refuses to go away.
Exercises, diet, running, therapies, spas…nothing seems to be working on this heap of grease stuck to our stomachs.
Is there a remedy?
Well, experts say that flat abs are made in the kitchen and revealed in the gym!
Let us just jump right into it.
Here are the super foods to eat daily to lose stomach fat:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Bok Choy
These 6 vegetables are all members of the cruciferous family of vegetables. They are already well known for their role in reducing the risk of cancer because of their high amount of phytochemicals. They are high in fibre, vitamin A, C and folic acid. And the added benefit is that they cut fat like anything else doesn’t.
Cruciferous vegetables also contain glucosinolates, which give them their characteristic spicy or better taste. When the cell wall of these vegetables are broken by blending, chopping, or chewing they release an enzyme called Myrosinase which converts Glucosinolates into several cancer fighting substances, but the one we want to talk to you about is Indole 3-carbinol which is an anti-estrogen.
What does this have to do with the ability to lose stomach fat?
Glad you asked. Everyday we are bombarded with toxic chemicals in our environment that cause us to have hormonal imbalances, in particular excessive amounts of estrogen also known as “Estrogen Dominance” which is the leading cause of fat gain around the stomach, hips and thighs. Estrogen Dominance is responsible for a host of illnesses:
- Allergies and Asthma
- Mood Swings
- Thyroid dysfunction.
These are just a few of the illnesses caused by Estrogen Dominance. Eating unfermented soy products, using plastics and cans that are not BPA Free, pesticides and not eating organic all cause an increase in estrogen levels. Even in men excessive amounts of estrogen causes us to store fat in our abdominal area. Thank God for the cruciferous crew! By the way, did you know that cruciferous is Latin for cross bearing? I thought that was an interesting tid bit.
Is there any special way to eat or prepare them?
They are best eaten raw or lightly steamed and the more you chew or chop them the more of the enzyme is released. Mix them up, but 1-2 different kinds everyday. The more you cook them, they lose the cancer fighting and anti-estrogen properties they have and the more bitter they will taste. This is one of the reasons why green food smoothies are so good. Some people can eat the kale raw and don’t even salt it.
In addition to creating a calorie deficit and regular exercising these six super foods will be a great asset to help you lose the stomach fat for good!
Good luck with your belly fat reduction!