.belly flattening foods.

So I'm always on Glamour.com (I love Glamour) and I recently signed up for the Bikini Blast challenge (get fit in 4 weeks). One of the tips of the day was foods that actually flatten your belly! The article explains that certain fruits can reduce bloating and help better digestion...

"Yes, scientists have actually studied this! It turns out that some foods are natural stomach slimmers, either because they aid digestion or because they naturally flush out water weight. Others, usually those high in sodium or sugar, do the opposite. Here are six items Kathy McManus, R.D., director of the department of nutrition at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, suggests you put on (and cross off) your shopping list:
  • Bluberries: research has linked this fruit to less abdominal fat
  • Alcohol: heavier drinkers tend to have more belly fat
  • Asparagus: natural diuretic that helps get rid of water weight
  • Soy Sauce: Sodium overload! Salt increases water weight
  • Salmon: foods high in omega-3 fats promotes digestion
  • Canned Soups: premade soups are famously high in sodium
  • Watermelon: another one of nature's water weight nixers
  • Popcorn: airy foods tend to pooch out your stomach
  • Citrus Fruit: squeeze some lemon into water to aid digestion
  • Dried Fruit: high in fiber, yes, but also loaded with sugar

by Sandra Dreisbach"



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