4 Ingredients that can Help Slim Down Your Stomach

Aside from the requisite dieting and exercising, these recipes can help you if your goal is to slim down your stomach.
4 Ingredients that can Help Slim Down Your Stomach
Maria Patricia Pinero Corredor

Reviewed and approved by the nutritionist Maria Patricia Pinero Corredor.

Written by Lorena González

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Remember that there’s no miracle out there that’ll help you lose 10 kg in a week without being a serious health risk. In order to slim down your stomach and maintain those results, you need to exercise and watch your diet.

Without further ado, the four ingredients we’ll consider that can help you slim down your stomach are pineapple, broccoli, cucumber, and celery. You can blend them into a top-notch detox smoothie. For the smoothie, you’ll need:

    • 1 stalk of celery
    • A medium cucumber
    • 1 250 ml cup of chopped parsley
    • 3 rings of fresh pineapple slices

The first thing that you’ll need to do is wash the vegetables and pineapple, remove the rind. Add everything to a blender and blend together until the mixture is homogeneous. Don’t add any ingredients such as salt, black pepper, sugar, or sugar alternatives.

Slim down your stomach with this smoothie

In order to guarantee its benefits, you should drink this pineapple and vegetable smoothie within 15 minutes of preparing it to make sure that it doesn’t lose its properties.

You should aim to drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. Make sure to combine the smoothie with exercise and a healthy diet. Only this will ensure your results.

Smoothie’s benefits

You’re probably asking yourself what makes this drink so powerful and how it can have so many fast-acting benefits. Well, its ingredients are the perfect blend.


A celery smoothie with apples.

For starters, there’s celery, which is a low-calorie food. 100 grams of celery has only 16 calories, which means it can help you slim down your stomach. It’s also a fiber-rich food.

In addition, according to some studies, something as simple as increasing the amount of fiber intake in our diet is one of the most important components if you want to slim down your stomach.


As we saw with the celery, cucumbers also provide us with fiber and have the same nutritional value, which makes it low in calories. Cucumbers are 95% water, which will help you get in the 2 liters of water a day that are recommended for weight loss.


A parsley drink in a glass.

Continuing with our list, parsley is another healthy food. It boasts plenty of fiber: 3.3 grams per every 100 grams of parsley.

We should also know that the same amount of cucumber and celery contain 0.5 g and 1.6 g of fiber, respectively.


When it comes to pineapple, 100 g of the fruit contains 1 g of insoluble fiber and 50 kcal. In addition, pineapple makes the smoothie more palatable and it works as a diuretic, which helps eliminate liquids from the body.

The best time to eat them and other fat-burning options

This woman may want to slim down her stomach to get rid of the flab.

As we mentioned earlier, this smoothie has the best results on an empty stomach. You should also try to have it once a day, however, this depends on your weight-loss needs. If you want to burn fat, try the following smoothie:


  • Pear
  • Kiwi
  • Pomegranate
  • Orange or lemon juice


Wash all the ingredients, remove all seeds and chop the fruits to add to the blender. Then blend it with water to get a smooth drink. Alternatively, you can add orange or lemon, juice. Pour into a glass and enjoy.

This simple smoothie has a powerful diuretic effect thanks to its high fiber content. Furthermore, it’s a great option if you’re trying to lower your blood pressure naturally. It cleanses blood and reduces cholesterol.

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