5 Foods to Shed Belly Fat


What if there were foods we could eat, that actually help in shedding belly fat?

The good news: there are. The less good news: a healthy lifestyle and physical activity are still required to reach your goal weight.

As usual, it pays to go Organic.


  1. Grapefruit

Grapefruits are low in Calories, high in vital enzymes and full of nutrients to keep us full. New research by UC Berkley suggests there is a compound in Grapefruit which lowers insulin levels (a fat storage hormone) which can further help weight loss. [1]

A half Grapefruit has 52 calories.


  1. Cucumber

Cucumbers are low in Calories and packed with vitamin K, B vitamins, vitamin C, copper, potassium and manganese to prevent nutrient deficiencies so common among people eating the traditional Western diet. Cucumbers are also rich in water and fibre; two vital elements for healthy digestion. At 95% water content, Cucumbers are a great food for flushing out the digestive system. Additionally, the soluble fibre in Cucumber dissolves into a gel-like substance in the gut, helping to slow digestion so you feel full longer. One cup of sliced cucumber has just 16 calories.[2]


  1. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is an excellent source of manganese and fibre and a very good source of calcium.[3] It may be hard to accept a food tasting this good can be good for you; but it is. Cinnamon regulates the rise in blood sugar after eating, saving the pancreas from producing excess insulin, helping to reduce fat storage.[4]  Cinnamon has also proven helpful for those being treated for Diabetes. [5] Why not sprinkle a generous amount of Cinnamon on your cereal or add it to your smoothie for a healthy refined sugar-substitute? 1 teaspoon of cinnamon is only 6 calories.


  1. Kale

Kale is high in nutrients and low in calories. One cup of Kale is packed with calcium, potassium and magnesium, vitamin A and a massive 684% of the RDA for vitamin K. Because of the low calorie and high water content, kale has a low energy density. Eating plenty of foods with a low energy density has been shown to aid weight loss [6][7]. Full of fiber, aim to have Kale raw, juiced, blended or baked every day and one cup only has 33 calories.


  1. Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are packed with a powerful mix of quality protein and fiber – both of which have been shown to assist in weight loss [8],[9]. Chia seeds are also loaded with Calcium, Manganese, Magnesium and Zinc along with vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and vitamin B2. Mix Chia Seeds with almond milk, dates and some cacao nibs – slimming, healthy and delicious. For other great ways to eat Chia Click Here. 138 calories per cup (28.4 grams).  


When combined with a real food diet and healthy lifestyle, these 5 foods are a valuable addition to any weight loss plan, however be sure to check with your healthcare professional before making any diet changes.



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Article Sources: 

[1] http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0108408

[2] http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrientprofile&dbid=62

[3] http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrientprofile&dbid=64

[4] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17556692&ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Pubmed.Pubmed_ResultsPanel.Pubmed_RVDocSum

[5] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24019277

[6] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15976148

[7] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17556681

[8] http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/82/1/41.abstract

[9] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0023643808001345

[10] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/08/23/health-benefits-cucumbers.aspx

[11] http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0108408

[12] http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-9392/5-foods-to-eat-yourself-slim.html

[13] http://whfoods.org/genpage.php?tname=nutrientprofile&dbid=62

Christopher Drummond
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