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 it is: Calcium is the most common mineral in the human body. About 99 percent of the calcium in the body is found in bones and teeth.
The belly-flattening science: A study published in Nutrition & Metabolism found that those who consumed 1,400 or 1,500 milligrams of calcium per day gained less body fat over a 4-year period. In another study at the University of Tennessee, scientists found that those who ate three daily servings of calcium lost 70 percent more weight and 64 percent more body fat.
Foods to choose: Hard cheese, low-fat milk, sardines, fortified orange juice, leafy greens and yogurt.