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Food For Thought: Best Foods For Flat Abs

January 30, 2012

They say that abs are made in the kitchen. If you’re working hard toward a six-pack, why not start stocking up on these foods today?

Do they say that? I’ve never heard that before in my life. But, according to a Yahoo!Shine Shape Magazine article, this mythical “they” believes that flat abs are created in kitchens worldwide. While I was hesitant on the validity of this, the food listed are all extremely healthy and important to your body in ways beyond the 6-pack. Let’s explore, shall we? I’m only going to highlight 3 of the 5, and then you can click on over the article for the rest.

Plain or Greek Yogurt

Yum for your Tum

“The probiotic bacteria in most yogurts help keep your digestive system healthy, which translates into a lower incidence of gas, bloating, and constipation, which can keep your tummy looking flat.”

Monosaturated Fats

Delish for your Midsection..ish?

New research indicates that a diet high in monounsaturated fats like olive oil can help us lose some of that belly fat, even without changing calorie intake or adding in additional exercise


Tasty for your...I give up

“A Japanese study found that the substance that gives vinegar its sour taste and strong odor might fight fat. “The study found that in overweight individuals who consumed 1 or 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily for 12 weeks had significantly lower body weight, BMI, visceral (belly) fat, and waist circumference than the control group that didn’t consume any vinegar…Researchers feel this may be due to vinegar’s acetic acid, which may switch on genes that pump out proteins that break down fat.”

This has been a week for belly fat…or lack thereof! First tummy types, now ab blasting foods! What will they think of next? A crazy sexualized machine that works those abs out while also making everyone around you think you’re a nympho? Oh wait…

(Images courtesy of Yahoo!Shine)

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 30, 2012 5:17 pm

    There’s also some research that suggests cinnamon and cayenne pepper reduce your waistline.
    Sara from

  2. February 1, 2012 12:01 am

    “They” do say it and it is absolutely true. Abdominal leanness resulting in a visible six pack is about 90% diet, 10% exercise.

  3. December 20, 2012 3:04 am

    I do not know whether it’s just me or if everybody else experiencing problems with your blog. It looks like some of the text within your content are running off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know if this is happening to them too? This might be a problem with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen
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