When you are setting out on your How To Get Rid Of Belly Fat eating plan, it is useful to know which foods can actually help you to burn belly fat. You can incorporate them into your meals with confidence that eating is good for you.
Our every day lives are surrounded by chemicals that actually tell our bodies to store more fat, especially around our belly. These range from the pesticides and herbicides in the foods that we buy, to chemicals in household products like cleaners and body sprays etc., and even the pollution in the air from cars, trucks and planes. These chemicals of a type called estrogenics trick our bodies defence system into storing more fat so as to fight them off.
There is one group of vegetables that contains the vital nutrients that will neutralise these estrogenics and these are known as the cruciferous vegetables.
My top 5 cruciferous vegetables are :
- Brussels Sprouts
- Curly Kale
I know, you were always told to eat your greens when you were a kid, but I bet it was not for this reason! The only way I would eat sprouts as a child was smothered in apple sauce!.
The good news is that there are varieties available fresh all year round now and some tasty different ways to cook them with a bit of imagination.
Raw is always best as in crudities with a healthy tomato salsa dip, ideal for broccoli and cauliflower.
Brussels Sprouts, I slice or shred them and add them to stir fries. Good Tip – Buy them still on the stick to keep them fresher for longer, plus you often also get the tops as well which are excellent eaters and full of goodness.
Broccoli and cauliflower in a pasta bake or pasta sauce.
Curly Kale goes well with a hearty beef stew.
Cabbage, well it is universal really, shredded raw in coleslaw, mashed with potatoes and spring onions as colcannon or bubble and squeak, use the leave to wrap parcels of rice or meat mixtures and steamed as in some tasty oriental recipes.
I hope this has given you some ideas on how you can easily and healthily use these 5 vegetables in your daily meal plans and be confident that they are helping you to get rid of belly fat.