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Losing tummy fat is only possible with proper diet and exercise. A big challenge with most people is finding the time to exercise. More importantly is making the proper food choices and knowing what are the better foods to eat. Unfortunately, we often resort to what we were taught at a young age which is often not the healthiest of foods. Getting informed and educated on proper nutrition will help you to reduce tummy fat. This article highlights some foods which, if incorporated into your diet, will help to improve your nutrition and help you to lose weight.

Vitamin C - Vitamin C is an essential vitamin and one that our bodies have a hard time storing. It helps improve the immune system as well as help breakdown fat through fat metabolism and oxidation. You can benefit from eating more fruit because they provide antioxidants which help to eliminate free radicals and promote the metabolism. Since our bodies have a difficult time storing the vitamin be sure to include many sources of it in your diet.

Many fruits especially the citrus and berries contain high levels of Vitamin C. Lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruit are common citrus fruits found in most groceries. Blueberries and strawberries are the most common to people. Recently many are including the lesser known goji berries into their diets. If you are having a hard time finding these fruits at your local supermarket, check the bottled drinks section. Just make sure to read the labels because many of the bottled fruit juices contain high sugar levels. If you do not like eating fruit, then perhaps you enjoy eating tomatoes which is often mislabeled as a vegetable.

Protein - Proteins are strings of amino acids linked together. Our bodies breakdown the proteins in our diets into amino acids which are then used to regulate our bodily functions. We can manufacture some amino acids but others can only be found in our the foods we eat.

In addition to regulating our body functions, proteins are used to build lean muscle. Lean muscle helps us to move around our daily lives but also helps to maintain a higher metabolic level. This is because muscle requires more energy to maintain than fat. Unfortunately, as we age our bodies begin to lose lean muscle mass which is why it is so important to eat right and exercise at a young age.

Sources of protein include lean meat. White meat such as chicken, fish, and turkey are excellent sources. Rather than frying these foods you can try to grill, steam, or bake dishes to reduce the amount of fats and oils.

Fiber - Fiber which are often plant based foods are difficult for our bodies to digest. It helps to push food through our digestive tract and keep the tract healthy. It has the added benefit of leaving you fuller for longer periods of time which helps to avoid snacking and overeating. By helping to regulate your digestion, fiber helps to regulate sugar levels which will improve your energy levels and prevent the sugar crashes.

There are many good sources of fiber. As previously mentioned, many plant based foods are high in fiber. Some excellent sources include vegetables, whole grains, and legumes like peas and beans.

Oatmeal is another excellent source of fiber which if eaten in the mornings helps to control your hunger feeling until it is time for lunch and helps to control your cholesterol. Oatmeal also provides complex carbohydrates instead of refined sugars often found in many breakfast cereals. These complex carbohydrates are more beneficial and are healthier for you. Most oatmeal is made with water but if made with skim milk you will receive the benefit of additional calcium which has been shown to help reduce tummy fat and assist in losing weight.

Start by making changes to your diet and begin making better food choices. They will help you to stay healthy and improve your metabolism so you can lose tummy fat quickly.

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