#FitnessFriday: 6 Belly-Flattening Foods To Include In Your Diet!

Mishti Shirke , 07 Aug 2015
Belly-Flattening Foods
Belly-Flattening Foods

Who doesn’t want a flat stomach all year round? Flaunting off your mid-riff in a bikini or a crop top whether it’s summer or winter – never seizes to go out of style! So here are a few things you should be eating to ensure that belly of yours steers clear of digestion problems like fluid retention and gas, so as to avoid any sort of unwanted bloating.

1) Whole Grain Carbs

Whole Grain Bread & Quinoa
Whole Grain Bread & Quinoa

When you’re digging into your daily carbs, try to avoid anything white and anything that has too many ingredients in it. Stick to the simple whole wheat or gluten free bread or even better – stock up on actual whole grains like brown rice or quinoa.

2) Hard Cheese

Aged/Hard Cheese
Aged/Hard Cheese

Substitute all cheese spreads and all soft cheeses for the more firm ones. So say goodbye to any cheese you would spread or spoon and say hello to the more aged cheeses like parmesan and cheddar.

3) Almonds

Almonds & Peanuts
Almonds & Peanuts

When it comes to chowing down on that dry-fruit mix you have – take out belly-bloaters like cashew nuts and pistachios and instead, munch on almonds or unsalted peanuts (which are a lot easier to digest)!

4) Carrots & Bell Peppers

Bell Peppers, Carrots & Cucumbers
Bell Peppers, Carrots & Cucumbers

Instead of loading up on broccoli and cauliflower (don’t cut these out completely) eat more of bell peppers, carrots and cucumbers. These also make for a yummy trio dip platter complete with low-fat dip.

5) Almond Milk

Almond Milk
Almond Milk

If you’ve been drinking lots of soy lattes and adding soy milk to your cereal in the mornings – ditch the soy and replace this with unsweetened almond milk!

6) Berries

Berries & Canteloupe
Berries & Canteloupe

Try to avoid stone fruits like cherries, apples and even watermelon. Instead, opt for more berries, lemons, bananas and canteloupe.

So try to include these belly-flattening foods into your meal plan and remember to listen to your body! Your body always knows best. :)

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