Bikini season is upon us and even if you’re not a big gym-goer, we have sourced the 10 best foods to help slim the waistline for a flatter stomach.
A good source of magnesium, protein, fibre and vitamin E, almonds are a powerful antioxidant that helps your body to produce energy, build and maintain muscle, as well as regulate blood sugar.
A perfect protein source, eggs are full of essential amino acids that your body uses to manufacture everything from muscle fibres to brain chemicals.
Soybeans are full of antioxidants, fibre and protein, and are extremely versatile. It has been researched by the Journal of the American College of Nutrition that overweight subjects who drank a soy milk-based meal replacement lost more weight than those who consumed a traditional dairy-based diet drink.
It has always been said that an apple a day keeps the Doctor away and it is easy to see why. Apples contain quercetin, a compound shown to help fight certain cancers, promote healthy lungs and reduce cholesterol. Apples also contain five grams of fibre which helps you to feel full.
Berries are full of antioxidants which help protect from chronic diseases but may also help you get more results from your exercise workouts by improving blood flow.
Most leafy greens are full of calcium and low calorie, meaning that one cup of leafy greens can satisfy 20 percent of your day’s fibre requirements and can help fuel your workouts.
Your digestive system can be aided with probiotic yoghurt, lowering incidence of gas, bloating and constipation. Yoghurt also contains calcium, great for strengthening bones.
One cup of low-calorie, low-sodium vegetable soup a day can aid in weight loss. It is also a great way to get your five a day into your diet!
Fatty fish, such as salmon, tuna and mackerel contains omega-3. These healthy fats may help to promote fat burning and eaten daily, can improve your glucose-insulin response, meaning it can help to slow digestion and prevent cravings.
Quinoa is an excellent source of protein and fibre, and one half-cup serving equates to a third of your whole-grain requirements per day.