Five Foods That Kill Belly Fat – Part 2
“Also, since avocados are an extremely satiating food, eating them helps to reduce your appetite in the hours after your meal. Say goodbye to junk food cravings and bring on that lean body!” Mike Geary
Then the LORD said to me, “Look, Jeremiah! What do you see? “And I replied, “I see a branch from an almond tree.” (Jer.1:11; NLT)
Today we’ll look at the remaining three foods that help to “kill belly fat.”
Number 3 is avocados. “Even though these are typically thought of as a ‘fatty food,’ it’s all healthy fats! Not only is this fruit (yep, avocados are technically a fruit) super-high in healthy monounsaturated fat, but also chock full of vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients, and antioxidants. They’re also a great source of fiber!”
Avocados are one of the few foods that I don’t always buy “organically grown.” They have a thick skin and are typically low in pesticide residues. We eat them several times a week…mainly in salads. I also make a “yummy” raw chocolate mousse using avocados.
Number 4 is nuts: walnuts, almonds, pecans, macadamia, etc. “Yes, this is yet another ‘fatty food’ that can actually help you burn fat! Although nuts are generally between 75-90% fat in terms of a ratio of fat calories to total calories, this is another type of food that is all healthy fats, along with high levels of nutrition such as vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Nuts are also a good source of fiber and protein, which of course, you know helps to control blood sugar and can aid fat loss.”
Nuts are a mainstay here at the Graham house…maybe it should be called the Nut House! We typically eat almonds, walnuts, and pecans with cashews and hazelnuts on an occasional basis. See my DG for how prepare nuts for proper digestion.
Finally, number 5 is berries. Berries include blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and even the “exotic” Goji berry. “Berries are a powerhouse of nutrition…packed with vitamins and minerals, and also some of the best sources of antioxidants of any food in existence. Berries also pack a healthy dose of fiber, which slows your carbohydrate absorption and digestion rate, and controls your blood sugar levels to help prevent insulin spikes (which can stimulate fat gain).”
We do try and eat foods that are in season, so we slow down on our berry eating in the winter months. However, I do use frozen, organic berries in smoothies.
So, how are you doing with eating the foods that kill belly fat? What one thing could you do starting today to make improvements?
Father, how wonderfully creative You are in giving us brilliantly colored, nutrient rich, and mouth-watering foods to enjoy!
Link of the Day
The Truth About Dietary Fats and Saturated Fats
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