Remember Telebrands and its products that claimed to 'sweat away unwanted fat, all while sitting in the comfort of your own home'? AH!

Oh sorry, I got carried away but if you are caught in a 'fat cycle', here's the deal: work with your body's natural hunger. It will not only help you lose weight but will also make you sleep better and get a flat belly. However, losing fat, particularly in the abdomen, can be a challenging process. Eating the right foods at the right time will definitely help you achieve this goal.

Here's a list of superfoods to melt that stubborn belly fat:

1. Garlic

Garlic is a natural antibiotic and blood sugar regulator. It is also an appetite suppressant which increases the brain sensitivity to leptin, a hormone produced by fat cells to regulate appetite. It is also a thermogenic that boosts metabolism. Include it in your diet and see the magic!

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2. Green Tea

Green Tea has become very popular lately. It, not only helps you shrink your waistline but also decreases inflammation in your body. This waist-friendly mild beverage has compounds called catechins which helps reduce fat, particularly in the belly.

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3. Banana

Rich in potassium, bananas not only help you resist the craving for fast food but also boost your metabolism, thereby reducing the fat in the abdomen.

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4. Mint

In a cup of hot water, add one tablespoon honey, a pinch of pepper, and some crushed mint leaves. Try this drink to dissolve that fat in your belly. Honey and pepper help burn the fat and mint soothes the abdomen. It will also boost your metabolism.

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5. Cinnamon

Here's a drink that you can take before breakfast and before going to bed if you want lose fat faster: ½ tablespoon of cinnamon powder in water with 1 tablespoon of honey. It will do wonders for you.

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6. Watermelon

The 82% water that is there in the watermelon helps our stomach to not to crave for food. Rich in vitamin C, watermelon is one of the healthiest foods if you want to burn the unwanted fat in your body, especially in your belly.

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7. Apple

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Oh, it surely does. However, it can help you lose the belly fat also. The reason behind this is that apples contain potassium, just like bananas and help your stomach to feel full.

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8. Foods rich in Omega-3

Foods such walnuts, salmon flaxseed and fish come under the category of Omega-3 foods. These foods have been linked with decreased inflammation by the researchers as it has been proven that a diet with a high percentage of omega-3 fatty acids and a low percentage of omega-6 fatty acids is beneficial for the body. So, to burn the fat in the abdomen, switch to Omega-3 foods now.

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Keep it healthy!

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