Looking for a way to trim belly fat? Check out our list of foods that can add to the problem.
1. White bread
Bread is made from wheat, which contains protein gluten. Protein gluten should not be consumed by people who have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. Majority of bread is made from refined wheat, which is low in nutrients and can lead to spikes in blood sugar.
2. Industrial Vegetable Oils
Unlike olive oils, industrial oils require tremendous industrial processing to be chemically extracted, deodorized and altered using high heat solvents and chemically extracted.
Margarine used to be considered a healthy alternative to butter because it is made from vegetable oils and has less cholesterol and saturated fat.
However this is far from true. Margarine is loaded with artificial ingredients, and is usually made with industrial vegetable oils. Trans fat increases blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease.
4. Low Fat Yogurt
Low fat plain yogurt is healthy but many flavored low fat yogurts are often loaded with sugar to make up for the lack of taste that the fats provided.
Additionally, many yogurts don’t actually contain probiotic bacteria, as generally believed. They have often been pasteurized after fermentation, which kills all the bacteria.