Flat-Belly Foods and Nutrients
10 Super-Nutrients for a Flat Belly
Power Up Your Diet for Weight Loss
Beta Carotene and Lycopene
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
What it is: Potassium is a powerful electrolyte and occurs naturally in many foods.
The belly-flattening science: This nutrient is a little different from the others on this list, but serves an important role in banishing belly fat. Here’s how: Too much sodium in your body can make you retain an excess of water, which in turn gives you that undesired Buddha-belly look. Eating potassium-rich foods triggers the kidneys to excrete more sodium. The nutrient has a diuretic effect on your body, which promotes the right water balance and helps you look more svelte.
Foods to choose: Bananas, avocados, spinach, sweet potatoes, and papayas.