Flat-Belly Foods and Nutrients
10 Super-Nutrients for a Flat Belly
Power Up Your Diet for Weight Loss
Beta Carotene and Lycopene
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
What they are: These water-soluble vitamins play an important role in cell metabolism. These nutrients are actually made up of eight different vitamins.
The belly-flattening science: B vitamins help beat the bulge by converting protons, fats, and carbohydrates into energy—also increasing your metabolism. A study published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that individuals with a lack of these vitamins performed worse during high-impact exercise than athletes with balanced levels of B-complex vitamins. Also, multiple studies show that those who lacked B vitamins experienced a decreased ability to repair and rebuild muscles.
Foods to choose: Salmon, eggs, poultry, oats, barley, avocado, nuts, and lentils.