Anyone who has ever dieted knows how difficult it can be to whittle down the waistline once extra weight has been added there. he good news is that the supplements listed below can be added to a program of diet and exercise that can help remove that unwanted belly fat.
Fruits and Cheese
The nutrient calcium pyruvate is found naturally in foods like red apples, grapes and wines as well as cheeses or can be taken as a supplement. In a University of Pittsburgh study, women taking this supplement while on a diet lost 48% more fat than women who were dieting without the supplementation.
Excess gas can cause bloating and discomfort. If this is a problem, try snacking on caraway seeds, which can eliminate these symptoms very effectively: they are carminative, so they expel gas and they encourage the growth of good bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract to promote better digestion.
Cinnamon’s active compound is called a methylhydroxy chalcone polymer (MHCP) and it is able to decrease insulin resistance in the cells. Since high insulin levels cause the body to store more fat, especially on the abdomen, keeping those levels healthy helps to combat belly fat.
Green tea aids weight loss because it contains the polyphenol epigallacatechin gallate (EGCG) which boosts the metabolism and allows fat to be burned more readily. In one, those who drank green tea along with diet and exercise lost more weight than those who did not.
Seaweed contains a carotenoid called fucoxanthin, another powerful fat-fighter. In one animal study, mice who were supplemented with this nutrient lost 5-10% more body fat as a result. This may be due to its ability to stimulate a protein that causes fat to be burned more easily.
This fish is a rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which help weight loss by lowering levels of cortisol and adrenaline, stress hormones which prompt fat storage in the body. Omega-3’s can also be found in chia seeds, walnuts and flax seeds.
Red apples contain querecetin, a flavonoid which can block the maturation of baby fat cells and inhibit the rate at which new fat cells are formed. It also anti-inflammatory. Quercetin can also be found in red onions, red grapes, tomatoes, cherries and raspberries.
Dark chocolate contains resveratrol, which can aid dieting by boosting the metabolism and suppressing high estrogen levels in the body that have been linked with increased fat storage. Other sources of this compound include red grapes, red wine and peanuts.
Citrus fruits such as oranges or grapefruits contain high levels of Vitamin C. Vitamin C can lower the stress hormone cortisol and thus decrease the chance of belly-fat storage. It can also be taken as a supplement.
Recent research has found that metabolism can be increased by around 30% after just 17 ounces of water are consumed; regular hydration can also help the body break down fat. 64 ounces of water should be the daily goal.
Shrinking abdominal fat is a challenge. However, these nutrients, in combination with other lifestyle changes, can make that challenge a little easier to surmount.