Want to know the best super foods to eat that will help you reach your goal towards a flat belly?
Research has shown that monounsaturated fatty acids target and destroy belly fat while promoting fullness and preventing you from overeating. These plant-based fats are found in foods like nuts, seeds, chocolate, avocados and olive oil.
So let’s forget about depriving yourself and living on only on salads! Check out our list of delicious Flat Belly Diet foods—and still lose weight! Best of all, these super foods contain heart-healthy, disease-fighting ‘good’ fats, and even better, they’re easy to find at your local supermarket. Include them in your healthy-eating plan, and get ready to burn off the fat in your belly to make it flatter in no time at all!
Olives provide you with iron, fibre and copper which in turn protects your nerves, thyroid and connective tissues. A serving of black olives or green olives is equivalent to 10 large olives. You can eat these olives on pizza, in a salad or in a sandwich using Turkish bread. It’s recommended you eat at least one serving at a meal during the day.
Two Tablespoons of the following list of nuts are equal to one serving. Almonds, Brazil nuts, cashew butter, dry-roasted cashews, dry-roasted peanuts, dry-roasted sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, roasted pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or walnuts. The nuts can be part of a main or salad dish or can be eaten as a snack throughout the day to give you energy while you are on the Flat Belly diet.
If you do not like the crunchy aspect of nuts, you can try almond butter, chunky natural peanut butter, smooth natural peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, sesame seed paste because just 2 tablespoons of these items are equal to one serving as well.
A peanut buttered toast during the mid morning snack is easy to add to this flat belly diet, because it tastes good and is good for you as well. In addition, the vending machines usually have the nuts in one serving size packages so you can grab nuts as a snack as well, to fit into the flat belly diet.
The best oils to use in your cooking or recipes are the following: Canola oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil, peanut oil, pesto sauce, safflower oil, sesame oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil and walnut oil. Just a tablespoon of oil is a serving. You’re not expected to drink a teaspoon of oil at all. All you have to do is cook with it or drizzle these oils onto salads!
The walnut oil, as an example, is a great source of alpha-linolenic acid, which your body converts into omega-3 fatty acids.
4. Dark Chocolate
By eating dark chocolate you get an instant monounsaturated fat fix—what’s not to love? Clever compounds in dark chocolate boost your ‘good’ HDL cholesterol levels and can even improve blood-vessel flexibility to help lower blood pressure. These tempting treats are also free from refined sugars. One regular size of a dark chocolate bar is equal to one service. Remember that dark chocolate is also full of antioxidants, which are healthy as well.
The avocado is a good source of lutein, which helps keep the eyes healthy, as well as beta-sitosterol, a natural plant sterol that may keep your cholesterol levels in check. Half of the Florida avocado or Hass avocado variety is equivalent to one serving. It’s rare to enjoy an avocado on its own so its better just to slice it up and put it on a salad or sandwich to eat.