If you are having trouble losing belly fat, then opt for an avocado at lunch. Just a half of this creamy, delicious fruit can keep you satiated for up to five hours, according to a recent study published in Nutrition Journal ( www.avocadocentral.com/nutrition/nhanes-nutrition-journal-research ). According to the survey study, "avocado consumers had a better diet quality and beneficial nutrient intakes; lower intake of added sugars; lower body weight, BMI and waist circumference." (www.avocadocentral.com) An additional bonus? Eating a half of an avocado can decrease your appetite by as much as 40 per cent!
Here's a great "Belly Fighting" Gaucamole dip!
1 Cup of chopped avocado
1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
1/2 cup of cilantro
1/2 cup of Greek Style yogurt
1 TBS pf flaxseeds or chia seeds
Pich of red pepper flakes
1 TBS of lemon or lime juice
Blend the ingredients in a mixer until desired consistency. Enjoy with organic vegetables such as carrots and cucumbers. Stay away from the salty chips! Remember folks, food determines how we feel and heal!