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The 10 Best Foods for Flat Abs

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Soy and Apples

3. Soy

Soybeans are a great source of antioxidants, fiber, and protein. Plus, they're incredibly versatile. Snack on dry-roasted soybeans, toss shelled edamame into soups, and slip a spoonful of silken tofu into your morning smoothie. Liquid soy also makes a good meal replacement: A study from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that overweight subjects who drank a soy milkbased meal replacement lost more weight than those who consumed a traditional dairy-based diet drink.

Try for: Twenty-five grams of whole (not isolated) soy protein daily. A half cup of steamed edamame contains about 130 calories and 11 grams of protein. Four ounces of tofu (94 calories) contain 10 grams. Choose whole soy foods over products packed with "isolated soy protein" -- the latter may not provide all the benefits of whole soybeans.

4. Apples

A 2003 study in the journal Nutrition found that overweight women who consumed three apples or pears a day for three months lost more weight than their counterparts who were fed a similar diet with oat cookies instead of fruits. "A large apple has five grams of fiber, but it's also nearly 85 percent water, which helps you feel full," explains Elisa Zied, RD, author of So What Can I Eat?! (Wiley, 2006). Apples also contain quercetin, a compound shown to help fight certain cancers, reduce cholesterol damage, and promote healthy lungs.

Try for: An apple (or two) a day. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that the Red Delicious, Cortland, and Northern Spy varieties had the highest antioxidant activity.

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alicemay1919 wrote:

Very true.

5/23/2014 02:32:22 PM Report Abuse
b2001shop wrote:

Some really great information. I seem to need occasional reminders on what is good to eat. Except for quinoa I like all foods mentioned.

5/3/2012 07:45:04 AM Report Abuse
gogail36 wrote:

I enjoyed reading this article very much it gave me great insight on food that i need for my everyday living, thanks so much your doing a teriffic job

4/25/2012 09:32:44 AM Report Abuse
sblake1966 wrote:

i have just completed a 31 day fat loss diet plan and lost 1 and a half stone easily with out any stupid exercise regime horrors at

4/17/2012 01:11:24 PM Report Abuse

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