There are certain chemicals in our food that can increase belly fat on both men and women. Exposure to these chemicals can stimulate your body to hold onto belly fat. However, there are foods that you can eat that will help to combat this. For example, the pectin present in apples, restricts the cells ability to absorb fat, it also encourages water absorption from the food causing the release of fat deposits.
There are many classes of vegetables, teas, spices, etc that have compounds which can help to fight against retaining fat.
- Some of the most powerful are cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, etc.
- Foods that are high in protein take longer to digest and can significantly boost your metabolism resulting in a higher calorie burn.
- Foods that are high in fibre can help you feel full sooner and for longer.
- Fibre also helps move fat through the digestive system faster so that less of it is absorbed into the body.