6 Superfoods to Super-Slim Your Belly


Working on our weight, and trimming our belly is something that everyone goes through at one time or another. There are so many factors that make it difficult to lose weight, including things out of our control like genetics.

Well luckily, there are also many superfoods out there to help! Some of the very best superfoods will help you lose weight and eliminate fat.

These six will do that for you in multiple ways either through the vitamins they contain, or perhaps extra fiber, diuretic properties, etc. All this adds together to give a little extra “oomph” to losing the fat. Add these superfoods to your diet today to kick that belly fat to the curb!



To start out, avocados are great to fill up on because they have a great nutrition profile. Avocados are low in saturated fat and are also cholesterol and sodium free.

An avocado has 4% more potassium than bananas, and that potassium will have you looking slimmer as you won’t retain water. Avocados also contain a good amount of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, so your digestion will be in great working order if you are munching on these beautiful fruits.

A study has shown that eating avocado will actually increase your satiety. They are all around wonderful for weight loss as Authoritynutrition.com explains:

“People who ate avocados regularly also weighed less, had a lower BMI and significantly less belly fat. They also had more HDL (the “good”) cholesterol.” They wouldn’t be such a ‘super’ food if they didn’t do even more: they are great for your eyes, and will even help to prevent cancer.



Almonds are fairly well known for making you feel more full. They also have the power to boost your workout, making it far more effective.

While eating almonds, you will be lowering your risk of heart disease and at the same time consuming good fats, and vitamin E.

These low calorie lovelies would go great on a salad, on oatmeal, in a wrap, or seasoned and baked as a snack. Just throw a them on a baking sheet and toast them, or even munch on them raw! Metro.co.uk explains their weight loss potential: “They are also full of B vitamins and zinc, which helps stop sugar cravings, plus the oleic oil in the nuts cuts hunger very quickly.”



It seems like kale has made almost everyone’s list, and for good reason. You can see right off the bat that kale is going to be a low calorie choice.

It is nutrient dense and rich in iron, calcium, and potassium. Because it is a good source of fiber, pair it with a healthy protein and you will be full. No need to search the kitchen for dessert later.

Taste can be a deterrent for some, but experimentation is helpful. Kale is actually quite versatile. It can be eaten raw in salad, sautéed, baked into chips, and more. It’s worth it to find a way that you can enjoy eating kale.

Sweet Potato:

Sweet Potato

This tuberous root comes in a variety of colors. As with the majority of fruits and vegetables, choose dark vibrant colors because it indicates higher concentrations of vitamins.

Because of the starch and fiber you will feel nice and full after eating a sweet potato. It has better nutrition than a regular russet potato and has the benefit of more flavor.

Sweet potatoes help regulate blood sugar as explained on popsugar.com, “Regulated blood sugar levels can help get rid of those sugary cravings you get when your levels dip.

And while studies have been conflicting, some research has shown that low-glycemic foods stay in your digestive tract longer, helping you control your appetite.” Pairing that with its antioxidant properties make them a great choice for a healthy dinner side.

Green Tea:

Green Tea

Green tea has more beneficial vitamins and antioxidants than I can count on my fingers.

It is particularly interesting for weight loss because of the caffeine and very focused effects it has. Caffeine is a known stimulant that could help some people with exercise. In addition, green tea has very specific antioxidants that have been shown in studies to increase the amount of calories burned off during exercise.

Over a longer period of time it is also boosting metabolism, causing you to continuously burn more too! It may not add up to a real large amount, but according to authoritynutrition.com, green tea may help you lose the bad type of fat, visceral fat, that builds up around organs and puts you at risk.



Oh delicious, healthy, little blue gems. They contain vitamin C, antioxidants galore, fiber, and polyphenols.

They also have potassium, and contain no fat and have alow calorie content. They are amazingly sweet and perfect for any dessert. It’s incredible considering how good for you they are. According to Livestrong, “In addition, blueberries contain tannins, which function as a natural astringent within the digestive system.”

It is important to choose blueberries that are organic so you don’t counteract all the goodness you are getting. Polyphenols in blueberries claim many great benefits for you including weight loss, increased lifespan, and improved vascular health.

However, like many other fruits, cooking or juicing will change the nutritive make up of the berry. To gain the most benefit, try to eat fresh organic berries.

These six superfoods will get you well on your way to losing some weight and battling fat. All six will confront your fat on multiple fronts, from helping you feel full to banishing fat cells from your body.

By eating an overall healthy diet, engaging in regular activity and including these superfoods in your diet, you will have a great leg up on your goals. It really helps that these six will make for some tasty meals too.

To make an even bigger impact, pair multiple superfoods together (avocado and blueberry salad anyone?) and combine your superfood diet with a healthy and regimented cardiovascular and strength training workout program.


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