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The 10 Best Foods for Flat Abs

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Berries and Leafy Greens

5. Berries

Most are loaded with fiber, every dieter's best friend. The more fiber you eat -- experts say that it's best to get between 25 and 35 grams every day -- the fewer calories you absorb from all the other stuff you put in your mouth. That's because fiber traps food particles and shuttles them out of your system before they're fully digested. Berries (and other fruits) are also high in antioxidants, which not only help protect you from chronic diseases like cancer but may also help you get more results from your workouts. "Antioxidants help improve blood flow, which can help muscles contract more efficiently," says Dr. Katz.

Try for: At least half a cup daily, or about 30 calories' worth. Don't limit yourself to the usual suspects, like raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries. If you can find them, add boysenberries, gooseberries, and black currants to the mix for excitement.

6. Leafy Greens

Their cancer-preventing carotenoids won't help shrink your waistline, but their low calorie count definitely will. One cup of spinach contains only about 40 calories, while a cup of broccoli has 55 calories and satisfies 20 percent of your day's fiber requirement. Most leafy greens are also a good source of calcium, an essential ingredient for muscle contraction. In other words, they help fuel your workouts.

Try for: Three servings daily. Keep a bag of prewashed baby spinach in your fridge and toss a handful into soups, salads, pasta dishes, stir-fries, and sandwiches. When you get sick of spinach, reach for a bunch of arugula, broccoli rabe, or broccolini, a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale.

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ladydiross25946 wrote:


3/23/2014 12:59:16 PM Report Abuse
kvm1228 wrote:

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10/18/2013 03:42:11 PM Report Abuse
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9/12/2013 09:25:16 AM Report Abuse
johnnyweek wrote:

The only way to get a flat stomach is with a diet that addresses inflammation. This is the cause of all belly fat. All athletes and doctors know this, it works to remove fat on the belly. just google SPIRIT HAPPY DIET

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!

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

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