Summer Foods that Tighten Tummy

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Health

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Health

Andrea Metcalf, celebrity lifestyle fitness expert and best selling author of Naked Fitness, shared with Lawndale Bilingual Newspaper the five delicious foods that promise to tighten your tummy and keep you on the move this summer.

Almonds: Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats and rich in the minerals magnesium and selenium, all of which have been shown to support adrenal function and boost metabolism. It’s amazing what a handful of almonds can do.

Apricots: Replacing refined sugars (such as those found in white pasta or white rice), with carbohydrates from fruits will reward your waistline. Not only do apricots have high levels of antioxidants like Vitamin C and beta-carotene, the water-absorbing fiber helps you stay full and fends off belly fat.

Broccoli: A highly nutritious green vegetable, broccoli is packed with vitamins and minerals and is very high in fiber. The vegetable is a great choice for those looking to slim down during the summer months as broccoli has enzymes that assist in digestion and metabolism.

Chia Seeds: These little black seeds offer a high natural source of Omega-3s, which is proven to lower fattening stress hormones like cortisol. Learn how you can easily add this to almost anything.

Oatmeal: Oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which means it attracts water and stays in your stomach longer. This helps reduce blood cholesterol by flushing bad digestive acids out of your system. Best of all…you can combine that those nuts, fruits and seed from above for a fat attacking breakfast or snack.

Andrea is a seasoned media professional with more than 300 TV appearances and 1000+ downloadable online videos. Andrea has appeared on GMA Health, TODAY Show, Fox and CBS.

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