The 9 Best Foods That Melt Stubborn Belly Fat

Read on for the nine best foods that melt stubborn belly fat, and for more tips on how to eat more healthily


Eggs are the single best dietary source of the B vitamin choline, which is  an essential nutrient used in the construction of all the body's cell  membranes.

Red fruit

More and more research has begun to show that some fruits are better at fighting belly fat than others. And the master fruits all  have one thing in common; they're red, or at least reddish.

Olive oil—and other healthy fats

A study published in Nutrition Journal found that participants who ate half a fresh avocado with lunch reported a 40% decreased desire to eat for hours afterward.

Beans, brown rice, oats, and other healthy fiber

Grains get a bad rap because of their carbohydrate content. And now, more and more studies are looking at the effects of gluten

Extra plant protein

Plant-based protein powders are a low-sugar, high-fiber alternative to popular dairy-based supplements.

Lean meat and fish

Protein is kryptonite to belly fat, and the building block of a lean, toned belly.

Leafy greens, green tea, and brightly colored vegetables

Low-energy-density foods like vegetables are crucial for melting belly fat, because they add essential  nutrients, filling fiber, and volume to meals, all for relatively few  calories.

Your favorite spices and flavors

New research has shown that piperine—which is released when the waiter from the  fancy restaurant uses that giant pepper grinder in front of your  face—has some stunning magical powers.

Dark chocolate

The benefits of dark chocolate keep piling up: mental clarity, lowered blood pressure, and decreased appetite.

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