15 Foods to Flatten Your Stomach

Cutting calories is the best way to lose belly fat, but not all calories are created equal. Jessica Crandall, RDN, CEO of VitalRD, recommends eating more soluble fibre to flatten your stomach.

Bananas (too carb!) They're healthy and nutrient-dense. Bananas' potassium can help flush out extra fluids.


Watermelon is high in potassium to reduce water weight. Watermelon is a great source of arginine, an amino acid that helps the body burn fat quickly, according to Nutrition. Try this flat-belly diet.


"Good" bacteria in probiotic foods aid digestion. Women who took probiotics lost more weight than those who didn't, according to a 2014 study.

Yogurt probiotic

Salty or sugary snacks can sneak up and cause extra belly fat. Eat cucumber slices instead of chips.


Crandall says papayas are often overlooked for more traditional fruits. They contain proteolytic enzymes that aid digestion and are high in fibre, A, and C. Avoid these 15 stomach-wrecking foods.


Since asparagus has so many health benefits, you should keep eating it. Asparagus contains the diuretic amino acid asparagine.


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