11 food products that help avoid getting fat

By Hoang Bach   May 4, 2023 | 03:00 pm PT
11 food products, including green tea, cauliflower, chili, spinach, mushrooms, asparagus, and cucumbers, are some foods that are rich in fiber, and reduce fat accumulation.

Those who want to remove excess fat need to exercise and maintain scientific eating habits. Dr. Nguyen Anh Duy Tung of the Nutrihome Nutrition Clinic suggests some familiar foods that can help keep your health and weight in check.

Probiotic foods

Probiotics are bacteria found in certain foods and supplements such as milk, yogurt, and candy. These bacteria play a role in controlling your weight, including the reduction of belly fat. Probiotics that have been proven to reduce belly fat are Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus amylovorus, and especially Lactobacillus gasseri. They also have many other health benefits such as improved gut health and immune system.

Green tea

Green tea contains caffeine and an antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), and both substances can boost one’s metabolism. EGCG is a catechin capable of reducing belly fat. This effect can be strengthened when combining drinking green tea with exercising. However, green tea has a stimulating effect, so it should only be drunk by adults.

Spinach and other leafy greens

Spinach and other vegetables such as kale and lettuce are nutritious and good for burning belly fat. You can add some boiled spinach to your breakfast or lunch to help your body with eliminate a little fat.


Mushrooms are tasty and beloved by many. It’s a food that promotes weight loss and burns away fat by managing the glucose level in the blood. Moreover, mushrooms are rich in protein and can boost one’s metabolism, which helps reduce fat.

Cauliflower and broccoli

Besides containing high-quality fibers, a variety of minerals, and beneficial vitamins, broccoli also contains phytochemicals – known for reducing belly fat. Not only does cauliflower make you feel full, but it also helps you avoid flatulence. This food also contains vitamin C and a folate called phytonutrient sulforaphane.


Chilli has a lot of health benefits, including burning fat if eaten in moderation. The heat from consuming chili also helps the body burn more calories and oxidize the fat layers inside. If you don’t like the spiciness, fruits that contain ‘capsaicin’ can also burn away fat.


Low in calories and rich in fiber, pumpkins are some of the best vegetables for weight loss diets. You can add pumpkin to a salad, or pumpkin flour to your smoothies. Pumpkins can help the body reduce fat faster.


Carrots are the best low-calorie vegetable in many diets – rich in soluble and insoluble fiber. You can mix carrots with other fruits and vegetables to create a healthy and nutrient-rich smoothie or juice or stir-fry with meat.


Beans are healthy foods with a lot of soluble fiber that can reduce fat, prevent inflammation that causes belly fat accumulation, and reduce the risk of becoming overweight


Asparagus contains asparagine, an alkaloid that directly affects the cells and destroys fat. You can either grill or stir-fry it with other ingredients.


Cucumber helps with cleansing the body because it contains a lot of water and fiber. It’s low in calories, burns away fat, and makes you feel full for a long time. You can eat cucumbers as healthy snacks in-between meals.

Besides nutrition, everyone needs to maintain exercise and sleeping habits and eat and drink scientifically to ensure a thin belly.

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