“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples are very nutritious and are even known to fight certain cancers. They are high in fiber and low in calories. Apples can fill you up and make you fell less hungry because they are made up of a lot of fiber and about 85% water.
Beans are very high in antioxidants and fiber. They are also low in sugar, which prevents insulin in the bloodstream from spiking and causing hunger. Not only are they a great food for flat abs, they also help prevent many diseases.
Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Noni, Acai, Goji. Berries are very high in antioxidants, which help protect against chronic disease while also improving blood flow; this helps your muscles contract more efficiently. Also, most berries are packed full of fiber, which benefits your abs because fiber helps take out food particles from your body.
Dairy should be part of your healthy diet, unless you have any sensitivities to dairy products. Dairy is a great source of calcium, protein, and many vitamins. Go for low-fat or fat-free to get all the goodness and benefits of dairy without all the fat.
Eggs are an easy and perfect protein source with essential amino acids that your body uses to make muscle fibers as well as other things. Also, eggs are very filling, so eating them for breakfast will help you fell less hungry throughout the day.
Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Spinach. Green vegetables are a good source of calcium which helps with muscle contraction. They will help fuel your ab workouts. They also are low in calories and contain a lot of fiber.
Nutritionalists call Hummus the new peanut butter, because it contains fiber and protein! The fiber and protein definitely help to keep you feeling full all day. Plus, Hummus is so amazingly delicious, especially with wheat pita bread or mini carrots!!
Lean Turkey, Beef and Chicken. Not only does it contain essential amino acids, the leucine that is found in turkey and other lean meat helps in increasing your metabolism. Eating protein can burn calories too because it takes more energy to break down protein than carbohydrates or fat. You can burn 5% more calories every day, if you replace 20% of your carbohydrates with lean meats.
Most nuts contain protein, fiber, and Vitamin E a powerful antioxidant. They are also a good source of magnesium, a mineral that your body needs to produce energy, build and maintain muscle tissue. Magnesium also regulates blood sugar and can prevent food cravings.
Getting the right amount of healthy fats will help to reduce abdominal fat. Olive oil is a very healthy fat. It contains 77% monounsaturated fatty acids, 14% saturated fatty acids, and 9% polyunsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin E. Use as a salad dressing or pour over some whole grain bread.
Salmon is a great tasting fish with one of the best sources of protein, which is essential to strong abs. Salmon, like tuna and mackerel, is also an excellent source of your essential omega-3 fatty acids which work to burn fat and make your metabolism more efficient.
Research has shown that people who eat broth soups twice a day are much more successful in losing weight than people who ate the same amount of calories in snack food. WOW. Vegetable soup is jam packed with nutrients and is an easy way to eat all your veggies.
Water is the world’s miracle liquid. It is necessary for good health. Water helps you lose weight, keep your muscles hydrated, and can help suppress appetite. Drink about 2 liters of water per day, more during exercise and excessive sweating.
Whey powder is high in protein and has low calories. Your body needs protein during exercise, so if you drink whey powder before your ab workouts, you will burn more fat and build up to twice as much fat as those who drink whey powder after they workout.
-WHOLE GRAIN BREADS-
All carbs are NOT bad, in fact, your body actually needs them for energy and proper mental functioning. Whole grain breads contain good carbs as well as fiber, protein, vitamins and mineral. They are also very filling, which can help control appetite.