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- Hormonal Imbalance.
- Excessive eating.
- Intake of large quantities of alcohol,sweets and chocolates.
- Lack of exercise.
- STRESS --> Increased production of Cortisol -> Stimulates storage of fat around the waist.
- Improper digestion, commonly due to malfunctioned of the gastrointestinal system.
- Decreased efficiency of burning calories as we add years to our age which eventually leads to sluggish metabolism and persistently puffy belly.
Here's some information on foods which you should consume if you have a bloated belly.
Eggs: They provide good quality protein which in turn helps overcome hunger pangs.
Beans: Beans like black gram, green gram, chick peas and green moong bustle with fiber and proteins.They help you shed pounds and improve muscle tone.
Oat Meal: Befriend the good ol' oats if you're battling belly fat. Start your day with oats cooked in water or consume them with milk. They're high in soluble fibre and low in fat.
Vegetables: Green vegetables are rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre. Consuming vegetables for dinner without rice is helpful in shrinking the waist size. What's more,most green veggies have only 30-60 calories per 100 grams.
Barley: Barley has a considerably low glycaemic index (for diabetic patient) and contains lots of soluble fibre. This helps in diminishing the circumference of the waist. Regular consumption cuts down the risk of cardiac diseases and type II diabetes.
Green Tea: Polyphenols present in the tea help boost metabolism. Green tea is less processed and contains higher levels of anti-oxidants. It greatly suppresses the appetite.
Milk: When we say milk, we're not recommending full-cream milk. In fact, make sure you stay away from that. Go for non-fat milk which has the same amount of calcium and protein as full-cream milk but contains less sodium and helps prevent water retention (edema). This reduces bloating.
Yogurt: It's oozing with calcium and protein and has very less calories (80 calories in a cup of low-fat yogurt). The beneficial bacteria present in yogurt boost immunity and aid bowel movement.
Tomatoes: The luscious red tomatoes contain only 20 calories per hundred gram. They are rich in fibres, lycopene and potassium. They avert water retention, thereby also preventing bloating of the belly.
Olive Oil: People realise that veggies are good for health but many find their taste boring. Add a small quantity of olive oil. This will improve the flavour of vegetables and make them tastier. But its real benefit is that it can help you lose the hateful flab around your belly.
Remember,things that are tasty to the tongue buds are usually harmful for the gut :)
Eat well and stay healthy :)