If you’re trying to cut down your belly fat, carbs are one food you assume you need to cut out. However, the fact is that that’s only partly true.
Carbs get a bad reputation as they’re associated with simple carbohydrates in drinks, sweets, and other processed foods. Carbs may cause cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, and more when consumed in excess.
While cutting out the ‘bad’ kinds of carbs is important, other types of carbohydrates are deemed very helpful in helping you achieve your weight loss goals.
We need to keep in mind that all carbs are not created equal. Some carbohydrates are composed of components that support weight management and reduce body fat.
On your next visit to the grocery store, be sure to tick-mark the following carbs to aid you in getting rid of that belly fat.
Plain Greek yoghourt
In general, plain Greek Yoghourt is high in protein with 1 cup comprising around 20 grams of protein. Overall, this high-protein powerhouse mixed with fruits will be a delicious snack that will keep your satiety with lower calories to keep your belly fat down.”
Whole wheat bread made with high protein
When it comes to belly fat, extra calories are the enemy. The whole-wheat bread has a combination of high fibre and high protein required to feel full on lower calories.
Foods high in soluble fibre
Soluble fibre is found in plant foods and has a gel-like consistency that cuts down digestion, improves satiety, and helps in blood sugar management. Experts say that these benefits are required for fat loss.
One five-year-long study says that consuming 10 grams of soluble fibre per day can reduce abdominal fat by 3.7%. Another study claims that people who eat a 3/4 cup of beans daily weigh 6.6 pounds less than those who don’t. Foods included on this list include carrots, navel oranges, avocados, grapefruit, green beans, broccoli, strawberries, flax, and beans.
These foods include kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, and kombucha and are linked to lower body weight, body fat, belly fat, reduced waist, and hip circumference.