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The 10 Best Foods for Flat Abs

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Eat up for flatter abs -- these waist-whittling foods give you a dose of ab-ulous nutrients in every bite.

Almonds and Eggs

The sad truth: You can crunch yourself into a coma and still have ab flab. If you really want a sleek, sexy midriff, you've got to tweak your diet. All of the best waist-whittling foods contain fiber to banish bloat, antioxidants to boost your abs routine's effectiveness, and protein to help maintain a healthy metabolism. Here, the top 10 choices for flatter abs.

1. Almonds

These delicious and versatile nuts contain filling protein and fiber, not to mention vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant. They're also a good source of magnesium, a mineral your body must have in order to produce energy, build and maintain muscle tissue, and regulate blood sugar. "A stable blood-sugar level helps prevent cravings that can lead to overeating and weight gain," says David Katz, MD, a professor at the Yale University School of Medicine. But what makes almonds most interesting is their ability to block calories. Research indicates that the composition of their cell walls may help reduce the absorption of all of their fat, making them an extra-lean nut.

Try for: An ounce a day (about 23 almonds), with approximately 160 calories. An empty Altoids tin will hold your daily dose perfectly.

2. Eggs

You won't find a more perfect protein source. Eggs are highly respected by dietitians because of their balance of essential amino acids (protein building blocks used by your body to manufacture everything from muscle fibers to brain chemicals). We like them because they keep our hands out of the cookie jar. Researchers at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center found that when people ate eggs in the morning, they felt less hungry throughout the day than when breakfast consisted of complex carbohydrates like bagels. "The protein and fat in the egg may be contributing to the feeling of satiety," says lead researcher Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, PhD.

Try for: One egg a day, unless you have high blood cholesterol, in which case you should check with your doctor first. (One egg packs about 213 milligrams of cholesterol.)

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9/12/2013 09:25:16 AM Report Abuse
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8/13/2013 05:15:45 PM Report Abuse
Christina Dennis wrote:

MUFAs (mono-unsaturated fatty acids) are the best foods to eat when trying to lose weight, lean up and get a flat mid-section. They include Almonds,Beans,Spinach (ABS)- Diary,Instant oatmeal,Eggs,Turkey (DIET)- Peanut butter,Olive oil, Whole grains, Extra protein (whey), Raspberries (and other berries)(POWER). ABS DIET POWER! www.christinasfitness.com

9/21/2012 03:53:03 PM Report Abuse

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