As much as we hate to admit it, the statement is true abs are made in the kitchen.
In order to slim your core and get on your way to a flat tummy you must eat a healthy diet consisting of leans meats and protein, fresh fruit and vegetables, low-fat dairy and whole grains. Whilst doing your best to stay away from foods that are high in sodium, sugar or fat.
We’ve come up with our top 5 foods that are easy to incorporate into your everyday meals, and have the added benefit of helping you achieve a flat tummy.
Sweet potatoes keep your blood sugar levels steady, so prevents you from getting that 3pm hunger pang that leaves you heading for a food binge. Sweet potato is rich in loads vitamins and minerals that have countless benefits including anti-ageing effects, a healthy immune system and a happy, relaxed mood.
Chicken is an excellent source of lean protein. It is low in fat and calories but rich in essential nutrients and vitamins. Increasing your protein intake can allow you to decrease your carbohydrate intake and reduce bloating.
Avocados are packed with healthy, natural fats and omegas. It is rich in fibre, so it boosts your digestive system and makes you feel fuller faster and longer, stopping you from over eating and reducing bloating. It also lowers cholesterol and improves eye and heart health, along with a lot of other benefits!
Drinking water with lemon in has been found to reduce bloating whilst keeping you hydrated. Lemon is sodium free so won’t cause bloating, but is an easy, low calorie substitute you can include in many meals. For example, swap your calorific salad dressing, for some fresh lemon juice or use to season fish or chicken.
Ginger is packed with active ingredients that help to prevent digestive problems and relieve bloating. Ginger also improves blood circulation, which can aid your muscles in recovery from exercise – allowing you to have more effective workouts, more often.