Belly fat, or “visceral fat,” is what gathers in the gut and pushes out our bellies.
Belly fat has been linked directly to almost every major illness of our time, including heart disease. Eating some kinds of foods can reduce inflammation throughout the body and help turn off fat genes
There are nine simple foods that built into a list that’s easy to remember since it spells out “zero belly:” including:
1-“Zero belly drinks,” drinks that are essentially plant-based smoothies that include protein, healthy fat, and fiber and contain resveratrol. Resveratrol can be found in abundance in red fruits, peanut butter and dark chocolate.
2-Eggs contain a nutrient called choline. Researchers believe it turns off the genes for visceral fat gain.
3-Red fruits like an apple can be some of the healthiest foods to eat. The deeper the color, the more effective they are at helping turn off obesity genes.
4-Olive oil and other healthy fats can help control hunger for up to four hours.
5-Beans, rice, oats and other fiber can work with your gut bacteria to turn off genes for diabetes. Oatmeal is a great way to start the day and if it is a little sweet it may satisfy your sweet tooth.
6.Extra plant protein can be found in soy or split peas or nuts and seeds like almonds, pecans or sunflower seeds. You can also add a plant-based protein powder to any smoothie you’d make.
7-Lean meat can help keep your metabolism high. Lean meats include skinless chicken breast, the white meat part of the turkey or the lean cuts of beef (will often have the word “loin” or “round” in the name).
8-Leafy greens, green tea and bright vegetables can help reduce inflammation and help turn off fat-storage genes. Bright, colorful vegetables also add color and crunch to your meal plan.
9-Your favorite spices and flavors like cinnamon, ginger and even dark chocolate can reduce inflammation and attack your fat genes.