Summer is approaching which means beach ready bodies are on some people’s minds. Others just want to stay healthy and improve their overall appearance. Don’t starve yourself or over work out to a leaner you, there are foods that actually help you achieve the flat belly you want. Here is a list of the top 30 foods that are both good for you and good for your body.

1. Whole Grains

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Whole grains burn fat that your body has stored because of an increase in insulin levels. The grains release energy that in turn burns the fat your body has taken in.

2. Green Tea

Green tea has the compound called catechins which not only helps boost your metabolism, but also gives you an energy increase. Also green tea has half the amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee but the vitamins give you a similar amount of energy to keep going.

3. Vinegar

Vinegar has been used for other tricks such as cleaning, but what it does for your body is incredible. It stabilizes your blood sugar levels with prevents you from taking in too many carbs and keeps your body functioning at optimal levels, which is important when trying to obtain a flat belly.

4. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Another type of oil that is great for a shrunken stomach is extra virgin olive oil. It burns calories and lowers your cholesterol with the monounsaturated fats it contains.

5. Air Popped Popcorn

Dying for a snack, try some air popped popcorn. Not only is it low on calories, but it is so low that three cups can have as few as 100 calories. It’s also a whole grain, and if you really want to put some flavor in it go ahead and add some of the extra virgin olive oil to it.

6. Quinoa


Quinoa is a type of whole grain like popcorn, which makes it a great and filling snack. It is the only grain that is also a complete protein too so it is one you will not want to pass up.

7. Asparagus

Asparagus tastes great, but it also has vitamins A and C and with next to no calories it is incredible. It also has the ability to flush you system rather than starving yourself with an apple juice diet to get that slim belly you want.

8. Almonds

Almonds are the perfect snack. You will want to make sure not to over eat them and avoid the salted kind, but nibbling on raw almonds will build your muscles and keep you full when you start to want to snack. Fine tune point here, you will want to make sure you get the kind with the skins on because that is where the majority of the nutrients are found.

9. Walnuts

Don’t stop at just almonds, walnuts have fat burning capabilities in the Omega 3 fatty acids. Again, stay away from the salted and cooked walnuts, you want the raw, right out of the shell kind to get the best benefit.

10. Broccoli


Don’t smother this with cheese, but on its own and raw it is fat free with little calories. It is packed with vitamins and makes you fill fuller longer which helps in achieving your stomach goals.

11. Beans and Legumes

Beans really are the magical fruit for more reasons than you might have thought. You feel full faster so you are less likely to over eat, and they regulate your digestive system making your metabolism work to its fullest ability.

12. Berries, Grapes, and Cherries

Not only do these fruits actually taste good, they are incredible at reducing your waist line. They are full of fiber, helps you fell full faster and lasts longer, and they have little to no calories. The anthocyanins that give berries their vibrant color also burns stomach fat. They help clear your digestive system of any harmful toxins.

13. Grapefruit

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Grapefruit has acid that helps you stay fuller longer. Because of the low calorie content that feeling of being full keeps you from over eating in turn making it easier to slim your abdomen.

14. Dark Chocolate

Who says that you can’t indulge and enjoy the food you eat while losing inches? Dark chocolate eaten in moderation will burn fat that has stored up. Also and added benefit, because you are getting you sugar you are less likely to get major sugar cravings that will lead to weight gain and overeating.

15. Pork

Meet not only tastes good, but the right ones can help you achieve a flat stomach. Pork can help lose weight while still maintaining your healthy muscles.

16. Apples

An apple day keeps the doctor away and fills you with fiber. If you haven’t already figured it out, fiber keeps you feeling full longer. Also chewing makes you feel fuller faster preventing you from eating more than necessary.

17. Spinach

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Not only for Popeye anymore this low-calorie food is a stomach filler with a good source of calcium. It is also an incredible source to fight aging.

18. Avocados

The popularity of avocados has grown in the last few years as a topping for multiple foods. But please keep in mind that the calorie intake is high so this is not a food you want to eat in excess. However, the fiber in a slice of an avocado will keep you full for a long time and monounsaturated fatty acids to burn your belly.

19. Turkey

Not just for Thanksgiving anymore, this high protein meet will burn more calories digesting it than it does to digest carbohydrates. Leucine in the meet helps you keep a good healthy muscle mass with burning the fat cells.

20. Eggs

Eggs have vitamin B12 to help breakdown fat cells. They have protein powder and when eaten with breakfast will keep your body on a good tract for eating right all day.

21. Tomatoes


Tomatoes have a lot of natural water in them which helps your body get the daily dose of water it needs. They also have minimal calories and help clean out system naturally without any need of some other type of diuretic.

22. Nut Butter

Monounsaturated fats will break down your stomach fat for simpler burning ability and nut butter is a great way to get it. Not only that but it is great when added to other foods like asparagus. But this is another one that can be overdone so be cautious.

23. Garlic

Garlic is great for flavor on everything and fights bacteria and germs. It is a thermogenic that burns fat and increases energy at the same time.

24. Nonfat Greek Yogurt


Greek yogurt is great with flavor and filled with protein to regulate your digestive tract. It has good bacteria which actually reduces that amount of bad bacteria in your intestines helping your stomach fat melt away.

25. Salmon

Fish not only busts your brain functioning it has Omega-3 fatty acids to burn your fat while boosting your metabolism.

26. Mushrooms

Mushrooms are packed with vitamin D, and are the only natural plant source of it. If you have low levels of vitamin D you are more likely to store belly fat. It is a great topping for other foods like pork as well.

27. Low-Fat Chocolate Milk

This is a great drink, especially if you can’t handle regular milk. The carps and protein combine to make your workout target the fatty cells you are trying to burn. Plus because it is milk you get the calcium to your bones to help keep them h2.

28. Dairy

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Dairy in general, beyond milk and yogurt is a good source of food when trying to flatten your stomach. That is because they are full of whey, a protein that helps calories go to places other than your belly.

29. Soybeans

Soybeans, this is truly the magical fruit, that is because the protein in this specific type of bean actually turns your fat into energy. That means you have more endurance and less fat all at the same time.

30. Potassium

Potassium in general will keep your cycles consistent and help you fight weight gain that happens as a result of body functions like feminine monthly cycles. This helps both men and women achieve higher success rates with fluctuations that come from working out and dieting.


In general all fruits and veggies are great for your body and help achieve and maintain a slimmer stomach, but some help more than others. There is no reason to blame your stomach on genetics when you can go the extra mile to get a flatter belly today.

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