#HealthBytes: 8 food items to eat for amazing six-pack abs

Sagar Malik

#HealthBytes: 8 food items to eat for amazing six-pack abs

15 May 2019: #HealthBytes: 8 food items to eat for amazing six-pack abs

They say abs are made in the kitchen, and rightly so.

Building six-pack abs doesn't mean hitting the gym and sweating till you make it.

It's a long-term and comprehensive process, in the sense that it requires workout, in harmony with a good diet.

Further, one needs to be utterly determined and patient.

Here are top 8 food items to eat for amazing six-pack abs.

#1: All major lean protein sources

Protein is the go-to nutrient for all those who wish to get six-pack abs.

This is so because protein helps you retain muscle mass, while you burn fat in the gym.

Some of the best protein-dense food sources are chicken, pork, lamb, duck, turkey, beef, and tuna.

Other good options are eggs, peanut, soya beans, and pumpkin seeds, among others.

All these are must-haves.

#2,3: Bananas and Oatmeal

Bananas: Studies show that eating bananas as a pre-meal snack helps reduce belly-bloat. Also, rich in potassium, bananas help eliminate water retention. This makes bananas great for reducing belly fat and revealing those shiny abs.

Oatmeal: Rich in carbs, protein, and fiber, oats can help lower risk of heart disease, give a calming effect to the brain, and shrink unwanted belly fat.

#4,5: Broccoli and Blueberries

Broccoli: Sulforaphane is a phytonutrient in broccoli that helps increase testosterone and reduce body fat storage. It is also rich in Vitamin C, a nutrient known to reduce levels of cortisol and fighting stress.

Blueberries: Several studies have shown that blueberries, loaded with polyphenols, can significantly help burn belly fat and flatten your stomach.

#6,7: Nuts and Yogurt

Nuts: Nuts, such as almonds, cashews and walnuts, are rich in healthy, omega-3 fatty acids, that are great for weight-loss. However, due to high calorie-count, keep your consumption limited (a small handful per day).

Yogurt: Low-fat Greek yogurt is a great post-workout snack as it is rich in protein. Also, it contains probiotics, healthy bacteria that relieve gas and bloating, and aid in weight-loss.

Fact: #8: Green Tea

Sip on green tea on a regular basis to get those washboard six-pack abs. Numerous studies, time and again, have proved the fat-burning abilities of this antioxidants-rich brew. It works mainly because it aids in boosting metabolism, thus promoting fat loss.