By John Fenster
Garlic contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial allicin compounds that support immune function and overall health.
The effects seem associated with enhancing insulin sensitivity and healthy gut flora tied to balanced weight.
Cocoa and cacao contain flavanols that help improve insulin sensitivity, protect cells against damage by free radicals, and boost blood flow.
Through these mechanisms, some research indicates dark chocolate influences metabolism beneficially.
Tomatoes are packed with immunity-enhancing vitamin C, potassium, folate and powerful antioxidants like lycopene which helps lower inflammation.
The nutrients work to decrease visceral belly fat storage when eaten daily, especially when paired with olive oil!
Lentils Protein-rich lentils provide satiating fiber, nutrients, and resistant starch to balance blood sugar levels.
Water Many overlook plain water as a useful weight loss aid. But proper everyday hydration minimizes water retention and bloating for a slimmer appearance.