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What are top foods to lose belly fat?

Cortisol is a stress hormone that turns protein into sugar. It causes your liver to make new sugar out of non-carbohydrate sources, such as fat, ketones and protein.

If your cortisol is really high, your body will make a lot of sugar. This increase in sugar will elevate insulin, and insulin makes belly fat. Consuming a high-carb diet and sugar, or eating too frequently can also cause your insulin to spike, leading to belly fat.

You'll typically notice belly fat after the liver is already fatty because a lot of the visceral fat around the organs comes from a spill-off of fat from the liver. So, the best foods to help you lose belly fat address lowering insulin, lowering cortisol or supporting the liver.

Ten foods that help you lose belly fat:

1. Eggs

2. Salmon

3. Cod liver and cod liver oil

4. Sauerkraut

5. Cruciferous vegetables

6. Hamburger

7. Avocados

8. Broccoli sprouts

9. Asparagus

10. Nutritional yeast (non-fortified)

Last updated: Aug 28, 2023 14:27 PM