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25 Best Foods That Burn Belly Fat Fast


1. Fruits

Fruits are rich in vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber, and antioxidants (4). Dietary fiber improves digestion, increases the number and variety of good gut microbes, improves metabolism, and helps lower blood pressure (5).


Citrus fruits like orange, lemon, kiwi, tangerine, and fresh limes are good sources of antioxidants and have antimicrobial properties (6), (7).

Other fat-burning fruits include apples, watermelons, grapes, and strawberries (8), (9), (10). However, make sure not to overdo it with fruits. Even though they contain lots of vitamins and minerals, they also contain sugar.

2. Pulses

Pulses (or dal ) are protein-rich and low in calories and fat. The lean protein present in pulses helps build lean muscle mass, speeds up metabolism, and improves overall body function (11). Simply boiled dal is healthier than fried or spiced up dal.


3. Fish

Fish are great sources of protein and omega-3 fatty acids (12). Proteins help build muscle, and omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation in the body and increase metabolic rate (13), (14). Also, the lower the inflammation, the lower the chances of gaining weight that is triggered by stress and inflammation.

4. Almonds

Almonds keep your stomach full for a long time due to their healthy fat and protein content. They are good sources of nutrients for vegetarians to burn fat. They are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids that increase energy and metabolism (15).

5. Beans And Legumes

Beans and legumes are good sources of protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Consuming them regularly can help suppress hunger pangs, thereby preventing overeating. They are also great sources of protein for vegans and vegetarians. Try to mix three different legumes to provide your body with different micronutrients (16), (17).


6. Spinach And Other Green Vegetables

Vegetables like spinach, kale, collard greens, radish greens, carrot, broccoli, and turnip are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber (18), (19). These vegetables can help reduce belly fat by increasing satiety, reducing inflammation, and aiding digestion (20), (21).

7. Dairy Products

Full-fat dairy products are recommended as they are loaded with nutrients and can keep you satiated for a long duration, thereby aiding weight loss (22). Slim or skimmed milk is devoid of these nutrients and does not keep your hunger pangs at bay as effectively as full-fat dairy products.

8. Oatmeal

Oats are rich in fiber and aid digestion. They contain insoluble fiber and carbohydrates that curb your hunger and give you energy for your workout (23). Eat oatmealin the morning with some nut butter or nuts for added protein. When buying oatmeal, make sure that you choose one that is flavorless as flavored oats contain sugar and chemicals.


9. Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a great option to sweeten your breakfast or smoothies. The nut butter is loaded with protein, vitamin E, iron, potassium, zinc, antioxidants, dietary fiber, and polyphenols (24). Consume a handful of soaked or boiled peanuts as a snack to curb hunger pangs. Do not go overboard and consume too many peanuts as they are calorie-dense.

10. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cooking with extra virgin olive oil is good for weight loss and general health because it helps lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and increases the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol (25). It is a weight loss-friendly and heart-friendly oil that you can use to cook or season your food.

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