Today we want to share with you THE REASON your belly is still hiding your abs and give you 5 awesome foods to put in your diet
What foods are best to eat when trying to get a set of washboard abs?
- Foods that cleanse the body of toxins
- Provide energy
- Are full of nutrients, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals to help the body function
- Provide enough protein and healthy fats for good digestion and appetite suppression
Here’s a good list to get you started!
Apples are low in fat, sodium and calories but are loaded with awesome vitamins and minerals. They also have a decent amount of fiber, which we all know is important for good digestion to keep things moving through the gut and not suck in it.
A 2014 study quoted in Women’s Health magazine showed apples have non-digestible compounds (fiber and polyphenols) that promote good bacteria growth in your gut. A healthy balance of bacteria improves metabolism, decreases inflammation, protects against chronic disease and helps one maintain a healthy weight.
Almonds are a perfect substitute for processed snacks. Keep a baggie in your purse or bag to munch on throughout the day. Almonds are also a good fat and energy source.
Studies have linked regular almond consumption to lowered cholesterol, lowered risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and less inflammation. They help with good weight management and also help with oxidative stress (that leads to disease).
3) Tilapia and Cod Fish
These fish are full of healthy fats and protein which takes longer to digest than other foods, keeping you fuller for longer and decreasing your appetite. Protein is also vital to the formation of those sexy abs you are trying to uncover!
In one serving of tilapia (4 ounces) there are 29.5 grams of protein!!! That is more then you’ll get in most protein shakes or store-bought protein bars. Unlike other animal sources, tilapia only has about 145 calories per serving.
A study published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases found that people who added cod fish to their diet for at least eight weeks lost 4 more pounds than people who didn’t add any seafood to their diet.