These Foods Help Burn Your Belly Fat

Savour Syahirah Mokhtazar 01-May-2019

The battle of the bulge is a fight a lot of us struggle to win. Unless you take a cue from young Britney Spears and do about 1000 variations of crunches every day, we’re all in the same boat. Yes, exercising is important to build strong muscles and release those endorphins. But as they say, abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym. The good news is that there is food that can help to actually burn the belly fat as you eat them! Now that Ramadan is approaching, take this opportunity to not only better yourself spiritually but physically too. Time to stay away from the naughty sweet treats and indulge yourself in healthy meals made from these super foods.


Salmon is a super anti-inflammatory food which also contains omega-3 fatty acids and is said to reduce belly fat storage. It’s a lean protein which provide you with plenty of energy to help burn more calories when digested. Salmon can also help to regulate hormones. Grill, broil or bake it – salmon is delicious in any way its prepared, even raw! If you’re not into salmon, try similar oily fishes like salmon, tuna or mackerel.

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Eggs are a good source of protein too, and the best part of all is that there are various ways to cook eggs, so you won’t get bored easily. Eggs are also a great way to protect yourself against visceral fat, which is body fat stored within the abdominal cavity. It actually steals energy away from fat cells, especially belly fat cells. Plus, it’s low in calorie– an egg typically carries about 80 calories and six grams of muscle-building protein. As we are advised to include protein at every meal, eggs are an easy an inexpensive option.


This is good news for matcha lovers. Green tea is a powerhouse beverage which helps to boost the immune system and aids to fight belly fat. Though it’s not a magic drink to help burn up all your belly fat, it does have a place in a weight loss diet. Serve it plain, without sugar or milk.

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Oats are rich in fiber and aid digestion and they are good because it doesn’t typically raise blood sugar as much, compared to white or brown rice.  Besides helping to curb hunger, it gives energy for workouts and help to reduce fat content. Include it in your smoothie, make oat porridge, it’s up to you! It’s a great source of ingredient for suhoor meals too.


They say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but it also helps to keep those pounds at bay. Apples are rich in pectin, which helps to limit the amount of fat the cells can absorb. Plus, it’s also hight in fiber and makes you feel full easily. Naturally, apples call for a great snack in between meals. Apples are also said to prevent metabolic syndrome which is a cluster of conditions that occur together, like increased blood pressure, high blood sugar and excess body fat around the waist.

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