Health & Fitness

11 foods and drinks that can make you belly fat.

Belly fat is not only unsightly, but it is also responsible for many health problems. Heart disease, stroke, diabetes, colon, esophageal and pancreatic cancer, chronic inflammation, and other serious problems. Losing belly fat can be one of the most important health decisions you can make. Belly fat fills all the spaces around your intestines. They are no longer able to function effectively. In addition, belly fat creates toxins called cytokines that increase your chances of contracting many diseases. No food or even eleven foods cause belly fat. Rather, it’s what’s in the foods you like to eat. If you want to lose belly fat and possibly save your life, you need to drastically reduce or decrease the amount of the following 11 foods and drinks that could cause you belly fat.

Fruit juices

Fruit juices are healthy, right? No. Fruit juices are flavored sweet waters. The fruit is full of sugar, even unsweetened fruit juice contains sugar.

Here you have a prescription for belly fat and insulin resistance. Liquid calories are not satisfying, so not only will you have calories in every fruit drink, but you will always be hungry.

The process of making fruit juices removes all the good nutrients from the fruit. Do your belly a favor and eat fruit. And finally.

Sugar

Sugar can cause blood sugar and insulin levels to rise. If you have belly fat, you become insulin resistant, the first step towards diabetes. Your pancreas is working too hard, leading to other health problems.

Sugar is present in almost everything and goes by at least 50 different names. Don’t be fooled by claims about “healthy” sugars. Sugar is sugar. Avoid it in spaghetti, sauces, drinks, ketchup, cookies, etc. Don’t bother with artificial sugars – they’re just as bad, if not worse, than regular sugar.

Trans fats


Trans fats are found in almost all processed foods. It is usually hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil. And if you don’t consume processed foods, the grams per serving are low. It’s still there! And studies have confirmed that less than a gram affects your health.

Trans fats cause inflammation and fuel all of the diseases listed above. Shortening and margarine are also trans fats, so fried foods should be avoided. The same goes for microwave popcorn and even donuthagel.

Saturated fats


Saturated fats are naturally present in meat, cheese, and dairy products. It has long been known that they affect your cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease.

Whole milk and 2% milk are high in saturated fat, so try 1% milk or fat-free milk. Cheese is a good source of protein and saturated fat. Drastically reduce your cheese consumption. Cheese foods, and yellow squares of dirt, are bad for you, so avoid them too.

Low-protein diets


To fight belly fat, you need protein. High protein content will make you feel full longer, increase your metabolism and help you comfortably reduce your calorie intake.

Excellent sources of lean protein are skinless chicken, 90% ground beef, beans and lentils, fish, nuts and nut butter, pork, and eggs. Of course, how you prepare them matters.

Cooking or smothering them in sauces is counterproductive. Each of these foods has huge health benefits, like healthy oils, so eating them is a two-to-one affair, including the next belly fat fighter.

Low-fiber diets


Fight belly fat by eating fiber. There are two different types of fiber, soluble and insoluble. Insolubles help move waste through the intestines.

Soluble fiber gives a feeling of satiety and slows digestion for better absorption of nutrients. By increasing your intake of soluble fiber by 10 grams per day, you reduce your risk of developing belly fat by 3.7%. For a quick intake of protein and soluble fiber, sprinkle two tablespoons of chia seeds on your breakfast.

But don’t eat the next “fiber” option.

Refined cereals


Refined grains are stripped of their outer shell, which removes nutrients. They can be “enriched”. Enrichment does not compensate for refining. Refined grains include white flour and rice. Your body easily converts refined grains into blood sugar and then belly fat.

Avoid white flour – cakes, bread, pasta, breaded foods – there are too many to mention.

Eat whole grains (not whole grains). In a recent study, people who ate whole grain products did not have the same increase in belly fat as refined grain-eaters.

Salt


Salt doesn’t cause body fat, but it does cause you to swell and worsen your abdominal bulge. It also contributes to heart disease. People need salt for their bodies to function properly. However, most Americans consume a lot of salt, so don’t add more.

Salt serves as a flavor enhancer and preservative. Read the labels and choose a lower salinity (or sodium), but beware: other things replace salt – like MSG. Drink plenty of water to maintain salt balance.

Alcohol


It’s not for nothing that your swollen belly is called beer belly. Alcohol contributes directly to belly fat. It causes chronic inflammation and many other health problems. It can even reduce fat burning and all those empty calories are stored as fat.

Men who drink more than three drinks a day are 80% more likely to have belly fat!
Plus, mixers are full of sugar and milk-based mixers are full of fat.

Processed meat


Processed meats include deli meats, sausages, and hot dogs. They are full of saturated fat and salt. As we knew, these are the culprits behind the development of belly fat. Nitrates, a common preservative, have been linked to cancer. In fact, meat is one of the twelve most common causes of weight gain.

Replace meats with canned tuna, grilled chicken breast, egg salad, nut butter, and veggie burgers. Don’t go too far with mayonnaise, jelly, and other spices.