Posted on 03-10-2008
Filed Under (Health & Nutrition) by Charla

According to Prevention, here are the top ten belly flattening foods:

  1. Almonds – contain fiber, protein, vitamin E, & help cut cholesterol
  2. Avocados – contain MUFA (Monounsaturated Fatty Acid), help cut cholesterol
  3. Dark Chocolate – contains as much antioxidant capacity as red wine
  4. Flaxseed Oil – the best plant source of omega-3 fatty acid
  5. Macadamia Nuts – contain fiber & selenium
  6. Natural Peanut Butter – contains vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, & vitamin B6
  7. Olive Oil – contains mostly MUFA & antioxidants (extra-virgin is the best & the greener, the better)
  8. Pistachios – contain lutein and zeaxanthin
  9. Sunflower Seeds – loaded with B vitamins & vitamin E, help to curb hunger
  10. Walnuts – contain omega-3 fatty acids

The great thing about all of these foods is that they’re super healthy for us. I eat raw almonds and pistachios, take flaxseed oil, and use extra-virgin olive oil all on a daily basis. I eat dark chocolate (oh yes!) several times a week and try to eat avocados two or three times a week. Sometimes I have sunflower seeds. The peanut butter we buy is not natural, so I wonder…does that count as 1/2? I need to start buying raw walnuts and pistachios again. So I guess we have a score of 7 1/2.

Of course, these foods need to be eaten in moderation. In other words, I can’t eat a whole box of dark chocolate in one day!! lol 🙂

(Some days…I wish I could!)

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1 - Christi on 11 March, 2008 at 9:29 am #

Thanks for all the tips! I think I need to have some guacamole tonight. 😉


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