10 Foods to Burn Belly Fat Fast

When you add these foods to your diet, you’ll feel more full and get plenty of nutrients that will prevent fat from building up and aid weight loss.
10 Foods to Burn Belly Fat Fast
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 11 June, 2022

A lot of people try to burn belly fat through diet and exercise for their health and beauty. Unfortunately, for most people, this is also the region where those “rolls” of fat tend to accumulate, making it easy to lose the perfect figure and increasing the risk of heart disease.

The good news is that there are some specific exercises to trim this region, along with particular foods whose nutritional benefits will burn fat more quickly.

While you do need to make modifications to your diet and make sure it’s balanced, it’s a good idea to remember the foods that will help speed up the process to get you better results in no time.

In today’s article, we want to share the 10 top foods that you can consume more often to get rid of that belly fat. Don’t miss out!

1. Celery

Celery for burning belly fat

This low-calorie vegetable is a natural source of fiber that increases your feeling of fullness and helps control cravings for food.

Celery also contains calcium, a mineral that’s involved in the detection and removal of harmful fats that build up in the body.

2. Fish

Certain types of fish contain protein and omega-3 fatty acids that increase your physical stamina and encourage your body to burn more calories through exercise. More so, these healthy fats clean up an excess of harmful lipids in the body and also lower your body fat.

3. Olive oil

Jar of olive oil

Olive oil is another source of healthy fats that can be very beneficial to your body. Furthermore, it contains significant content of antioxidants, particularly vitamins E and C.

The nutritional value of olive oil supports the elimination of harmful fats from your body and certainly promotes a better cardiovascular system function, according to a study from the Rovira and Virgili University (Spain).

4. Almonds

Almonds contain protein, calcium, and fiber. They’re an important source of energy and great for enhancing both physical and mental performance.
A study from the India Foundation for Diabetes found that the glycemic index of almonds helps regulate blood sugar levels. Also, they boost your metabolism!

5. Oats

Considered one of the most complete grains, oats are a natural source of fiber and antioxidants that help support weight loss. Above all, they improve digestion, give you a feeling of fullness, and assist in lowering cholesterol levels.

6. Berries

Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries

Raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries contain fiber, water, and antioxidants. These important elements support good metabolic function and are great for helping burn fat, according to a study from the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center. More than that, the anthocyanins in berries help prevent the accumulation of fat and sugar in the body.

7. Green tea

Many people believe that this is one of the best beverage choices you can make if you’re trying to burn abdominal fat. Green tea regulates blood sugar levels (according to this study from the Chung-Ang University in Korea) and lowers blood pressure (according to this study from the Institute of Public Health in China). Most noteworthy is the high antioxidant content that helps prevent the onset of premature aging.

Thanks to polyphenols, drinking green tea supports the regulation of cortisol and keeps you from overeating.

We recommend you read: 10 surprising benefits of green tea

8. Broccoli


A study from the University of Illinois (U.S) found that the calcium, fiber, and vitamins in broccoli are easily absorbed by the body to prevent fats from building up.
Broccoli contains a lot of vitamin C, whose antiviral action helps strengthen your immune system.

In addition to this, broccoli’s high fiber content improves digestion for proper waste elimination.

9. Lemon

According to this study conducted by Sugiyama Jogakuen (Japan), the world’s most popular citrus fruit is also a great way to burn belly fat and eliminate other body fat. The peel contains a particular type of fiber known as pectin, which fights constipation and helps control blood sugar levels.
Lemon juice contains vitamin C, potassium, calcium, and other nutrients that are also effective in reducing weight.

10. Quinoa

Quinoa to help burn belly fat

This study from La Trobe University in Australia found that quinoa is a great food for burning fat thanks to its low caloric intake and its ability to lower triglycerides.

Each cup of quinoa can pack up to five grams of fiber. Because of this, it is known as a “superfood” for healthy digestion and reduction of abdominal fat.

Quinoa contains protein, antioxidants, and other nutrients including iron, zinc, selenium, and vitamin E. You can enhance its many benefits by pairing quinoa with nuts, vegetables, and lean meats.

Are you already consuming these foods on a regular basis? If not, don’t hesitate to pick them up the next time you go to the grocery store!

Finally, by adding these foods to your diet along with at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, in no time, you’ll be able to burn belly fat and have a slim waistline!

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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