Summer’s Delicious Flat-Belly Secret: These 7 Debloating Foods
Flat-belly season is around the corner, so if you’re shaping up for the season, you’re in luck: some of Summer’s freshest and tastiest produce will help you debloat and slim down to help you feel your best all Summer long. Take a look at how your favorite fresh produce will help you stay on track and meet even the most impressive bikini goals.
Avocados are high in monounsaturated fatty acids, also called MUFAs, which have been proven to help dimish belly fat. While their high fat content makes them high in calories, enjoying avocados in moderation when they are in season is a delicious and smart debloating idea.
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Studies have shown that a diet rich in blueberries may also help diminish belly fat. While enjoying fresh antioxidant-rich blueberries during their peak season is a rite of Summer, you don’t have to limit yourself to the warmer months; frozen blueberries contain almost as many nutrients as their fresh counterparts.
Cauliflower season peaks in Summer, making it a surprisingly perfect vegetable for almost any hot-weather meal. The fiber-full produce helps relieve digestion and also is chock-full of anti-inflammatory properties, so use it to replace your favorite carb (like rice or pizza crust), or blend up a light cheddar soup for cooler evenings.
Cucumbers are one of the best ways to beat the heat, and their high water and fiber content can help you flush out toxins and debloat as well. Cool off with one of these healthy cucumber recipes that are perfect for Summer.
Even if you find it hard to say goodbye to Summer every year, there is one reason to look forward to the end of the season: figs. The late-Summer fruit is versatile enough to work well as an appetizer or low-calorie dessert, and its high fiber content helps keep your digestive system running smoothly as well.
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Summer squash is high in fiber, specifically pectin, a soluble fiber that can help create a feeling of fullness so you don’t overeat. The vegetable is also high in anti-inflammatory nutrients, which can help keep your digestive tract healthy.
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Watermelon’s high water content make it a low-calorie food that fills you up. When you eat it in place of high-calorie treats, the belly-shrinking savings add up. Try one of these creative watermelon recipes (both savory and sweet) to help you make healthier choices all season long.