VegetablesStomach fat is tricky. It can be stubborn to shift and because it is easily gained, it can be one of the most frustrating types of fat (and you can read more on tummy fat and how to bust it here).
We tend to store lots of excess weight on our tummy during pregnancy for a number of reasons. Here are a few:
Hormones can cause you to gain stomach fat for a number of reasons. Oestrogen, the female hormone, can cause you to gain weight during pregnancy, as oestrogen levels are reduced, which causes fat to be stored around your tummy and thighs in preparation for breastfeeding.
Pregnancy – causes fat gain around the tummy for two good reasons; one, so that our skin can stretch to accommodate the baby and two, so that the baby is cushioned and protected.
Stress- Stress can cause weight gain, because when you are chronically stressed, your body produces a large amount of cortisol to combat that stress. High levels of cortisol can cause your body to direct fat stores to your stomach – so too much stress could cause you to have a bigger tummy.
Eating the wrong foods -Eating the wrong foods can cause you to gain tummy fat – especially if you eat lots of processed foods or junk foods. Sweet and sugary drinks and beer can also cause you to gain tummy fat. The more bad foods you eat, the more you crave them, which could cause you to gain weight in the future.
Serious about knocking off some tummy fat? Did you know that apart from exercise, certain foods can also help to burn tummy fat (our foods on our 28 Day Challenges are great for this too).  Adding the right food to your menu could give the desired result. If you thought only exercise helps to burn tummy fat, think again.
Sensible food choices can also contribute in losing abdominal fat. Certain vegetables show fat burning properties, and hence their addition in meals would be a wise decision, in order to reduce the tummy size. When it comes to hunting for fat burning vegetables, cruciferous vegetables are the best bet. Moreover, they are high in nutrition, as they are excellent sources of vitamins, and therefore certainly good for optimal health.
Below we have come up with the best Vegetables to eat to help fight that tummy fat

Top Veggies To Lose Tummy Fat

Cauliflower: Cauliflower is rich in antioxidants and fibers and super-low in calories. The quickest way to fight the flab is fiber intake. If you wish to get rid of your fat bags on your abs, make sure you eat a Cauliflower regular basis. Cauliflower can also slow down the functioning of your digestive system giving you a sense of satiety.
Broccoli : Broccoli efficiently boosts your metabolism because it is packed with calcium and vitamin C. Eating broccoli is particularly effective because calcium is correlated with weight loss and it boosts your metabolism into action. Vitamin C meanwhile assists the absorption of chemical elements.
Cabbage: This leafy vegetable has the fewest calories and least fat of any vegetable. Cabbage cleanses your body of waste matter because it contains sulphur and iodine, which helps to cleanse the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines. Cabbage is a great food to help get move that tummy flab.

Brussels sprouts: Brussels sprouts are considered a natural weight loss food because they are high in fiber and protein and low in fat and calories. The perfect vegetable to shed tummy fat, brussels sprouts also hold other health benefits for your nutrition. They are full of antioxidants, and vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin K, among other nutrients. Brussels sprouts are a very nutritious vegetable that are not difficult to prepare. They provide an excellent source of protein and fibre for tummy fat reduction.
Kale: is low in calorie, high in fiber and has zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It is great for aiding in digestion and elimination with its great fibre content. It’s also filled with so many nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium. Kale is filled with fiber and sulfur, both great for detoxifying your body and keeping your liver healthy. Your liver is the brain of your body and it must work right for your metabolic and fat burning ability to be normal and healthy.
So to sum up cruciferous vegetables score high when it comes to dropping that extra flab.  No wonder they top the list of foods that burn abdominal fat. Cruciferous vegetables are loaded with phytochemicals – substances that display fat burning qualities. Phytochemicals provide a fat burning effect, that work to promote tummy fat loss. You can also try adding some veggies to your Healthy Mummy Smoothies for an extra hit of nutrients
The fat burning activity of phytochemicals is the reason why cruciferous vegetables are considered as tummy fat burning food.

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