Foods That Fight Inflammation And Belly Fat

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Inflammation is a response of our body against the invasion of any foreign pathogen like bacteria, virus or fungi. It is characterised by redness, swelling and pain in the body. Inflammation and weight gain are interlinked.

Even after spending hours at the gym and following a strict healthy diet, people fail to reduce their body weight. The reason is chronic inflammation, which means swelling of the body.

The foods that we eat can cause inflammation that leads to further weight gain. Therefore, keeping a watch on the foods that we eat can help maintain our body's weight. There are a variety of foods that can cause inflammation in the body.

Similarly, there are foods that actually fight inflammation and help us to reduce weight. These foods work by reducing body inflammation, if any, thereby targeting our belly fat and other hard fats in the body.

Therefore, in this article, we at Boldsky will be listing out some of the foods that you need to include to fight inflammation and belly fat. Read on to know more about it.


Green Tea

Green tea helps to a great extent in shrinking the waistline. It decreases inflammation too. The flavonoids present in it have anti-inflammatory properties. On the other hand, the ECG compound in it helps to reduce body fat.



Almonds are heart-healthy foods that help to raise the HDL cholesterol and thereby reduce overall inflammation. Consuming a handful of almonds can help to reduce inflammation and belly fat significantly.


Foods Rich In Omega-3's:

Consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to decrease the inflammation. Food sources of omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, flaxseed and fish.



Spices also help to reduce inflammation and belly fat. Certain spices such as garlic, turmeric, ginger, chillies and pepper have inflammation-reducing abilities.


Whole Grains

Whole grains are rich in fibre content. They help control the insulin response in the body. On the other hand, the vitamin B content present in grains reduces the inflammatory hormone in the body.



Water: Hydration is the key to flush out toxins that cause inflammation in the body. One should drink at least 8 glasses of water on a daily basis to get rid of the fat that is accumulated around the waist.

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Story first published: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 20:01 [IST]
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