Foods for Washboard Abs

Everyone desires washboard abs, and your diet lays a crucial role in helping you get them. Listed below are a few tips on eating right for your abs.

Eat a healthy, filling and high fibre breakfast. Do not skip meals, instead try to eat nutritious and wholesome foods like fruits and salads. Cut carbohydrates for dinner. Avoid eating junk and processed foods high in fats and sugar.

Instead, have raw foods, which contain healthy fats and soluble fiber. Good raw foods are apples, carrots, cabbage, celery, cucumber, lettuce, watercress, onions, pears and tomatoes. Sources of soluble fiber are oats, cherries, apples etc. They decrease the presence of cortisol in the stomach.

Monounsaturated fats are very good for burning belly fat and also prevent accumulation of fat around the belly. Sources of monounsaturated fats are avocados, nuts, seeds, soybeans, dark chocolate, vegetable oils. Vegetable oils containing  monounsaturated fats are olive oil and canola oil.

Grape seed oil and soybean oil are also high in the same. Nuts and seeds like cashew, peanut also contain monounsaturated fats. Almonds are also extremely healthy, they contain protein, magnesium, fiber, vitamin E and antioxidants.

Do not consume excess sugar through any source like beverages, bakery products etc. In fact white sugar and refined white flour increase the amount of fat around your stomach. Foods to include in your diet are whole grains, beans, nuts and lean meats.

Some beans that you can include in your diet are; navy beans, white beans, lima beans and kidney beans. Healthy protein for a flat stomach are chicken, fish, lean beef, and eggs. Salmon and tuna are also good sources of protein and contain omega-3 fatty acids also.

Include low fat dairy in your diet, like nonfat yogurt and skimmed milk. Also, a good tip is to eat foods high in protein and fiber. You do not need to completely eliminate carbohydrates form your diet, but you can reduce their quantity. Limit the amount of sodium in your diet, about 2,400 milligrams (1 teaspoon of table salt) is enough.

Eat around 6-8 small meals in day, after a gap of about 2-3 hours. This helps stabilise blood sugar levels. Make the meals small, light and nutritious. Drink plenty of water and other liquids that will hydrate you like herbal tea, fruit juice etc.

Green tea is extremely beneficial, it includes catechins and antioxidants.  Have a soy protein shake, soy is a good source of antioxidants, fiber, and protein. Also, eat the last meal of the day atleast two hours before your bed time.