We all know by now abs are made in the kitchen and revealed in the gym, so let me just jump right into it, here are the 6 foods to eat daily to lose stomach fat:
These 6 vegetables are all members of the cruciferous family of vegetables. They are already well known for their role in reducing the risk of cancer because of their high amount of phytochemicals. They are high in fiber, vitamin A, C and folic acid as well as other nutrients.
Cruciferous vegetables also contain glucosinolates, which give them their characteristic spicy or bitter taste. When the cell wall of these vegetables are broken via blending, chopping, or chewing they release an enzyme called myrosinase which converts glucosinolates into several cancer fighting substances but the one I want to talk to you about is indole 3-carbinol which is an anti-estrogen, helping rid our bodies of excess estrogen.
What does this have to do with my ability to lose stomach fat?
Glad you asked. Everyday we are bombarded with toxic chemicals in our environment that cause us to have hormonal imbalances in particular excessive amounts of estrogen also known as “Estrogen Dominance” which is the leading cause of fat gain around the stomach, hips and thighs. Estrogen Dominance is responsible for a host of illnesses:
Allergies and Asthma
These are just a few of the illnesses caused by Estrogen Dominance. Eating unfermented soy products, using plastics and yes cans that are not BPA Free, pesticides and not eating organic all cause an increase in estrogen levels. This is not just in women, even in men excessive amounts of estrogen causes fat storage in the abdominal area. Thank God for the cruciferous crew! By the way did you know that cruciferous is Latin for cross bearing? I thought that was an interesting tid bit.
Is there any special way to eat or prepare them?
They are best eaten raw or lightly steamed and the more you chew or chop them the more of the enzyme is released. Mix them up but 1-2 different kinds everyday. The more you cook them the less cancer fighting and anti-estrogen properties they have and the more bitter they will taste. This is one of the reasons why I love green food smoothies, I can eat my kale raw and don’t even taste it. In addition to creating a calorie deficit and exercising these 6 foods will be a great asset to help you lose the stomach fat for good!
Do tell are you eating of these foods now? Which ones are your favorite or least favorite?
Are you joining us on our March RIL Abs Challenge? These exercises will also help you get that flat tummy so you can be ready for whatever you want to be ready for!
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