10 Healthy Foods to Help Melt Away That Muffin Top!
Just wanted to share some ideas on how to stay healthier and lose some of that
belly fat that most of us Boomers are faced with every time we look in the mirror.
We are not in or 30’s anymore and no matter how hard we try, our metabolism has
slowed down to a crawl.
Here is just a sampling of tons of great things that we can put into our daily food intake.
Not only are these foods helping us maintain good health, lose inches, and feel better;
when put into the right combinations and recipes they can be very satisfying and delicious…
Oats are jam-packed with fat-blasting fiber. Not only do they keep your hunger satiated for
longer, they also stabilize your blood sugar levels – keeping from releasing too much
insulin (the hormone that tells the body to store fat) and cease those mid-day and late-night
2. Coconut Oil
Nutritionists have found a correlation between coconut oil and increased metabolism,
which helps with the fat burning process. Plus, this oil is a heart healthy fat with a bounty of
Those fresh and juicy mini blues (even if they’re frozen) are super high in antioxidants,
which boost your energy levels. They also pack a powerful fiber and tannin combo punch,
which reduces inflammation in the digestive system to help you shed unwanted bloat and pounds.
A great grab-on-the-go snack, apples are a fiber-rich food source as well as a great source of
pectin, both of which cause the stomach to feel satisfied for longer.
5. Greek Yogurt
Not only is it high in protein, Greek yogurt (in particular) contains live digestive cultures,
which boost immune strength and encourage healthy digestion. Plus, you can add yogurt to
almost any breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack-sized meal and blast belly bloat in the process.
6. Wild Salmon
A moist and flaky protein and essential fatty acid source, wild salmon filets promote fat loss by
decreasing the body’s insulin resistance and balancing blood sugar, which lessens food cravings
while encouraging calorie burn.
Just a handful of this protein-packed nut makes the perfect emergency snack when paired
with fruits, veggie sticks, or sprinkled on a salad. It’s not only a metabolism-boosting source
of protein; it’s a filling one too!
Known as a “super food” due to the fact that it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients—like
beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium, folate, and magnesium—spinach is the green that goes
with anything—salads, omelets, sauces, sandwiches, and smoothies.
9. Chili Pepper
Spicy peppers like the chili contain a particularly metabolism-boosting chemical called capsaicin,
which is what gives these spicy suckers their bite!
Gone are the days when eggs (and yolks) were considered bad for your heart. Sure, you
shouldn’t eat them every day, but eggs pack protein, amino acids, and healthy fats that boost
metabolism to keep you satisfied and energized.
Again, this is just a small list of many great foods that will help us maintain a healthier lifestyle
as we get older, but it is really up to us to remain active and living the life that we want…