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3 Foods That Help Burn Belly-Fat Fast

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Get rid of midsection flab fast and forever with these foods that boost belly-fat burning!

Green Tea

This earthy sip is so powerful that it has been shown to boost metabolism and speed weight loss by 21 percent. Credit goes to the tea’s L-theanine, a calming compound that blocks the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which triggers visceral-fat storage.

Berries

Berries (as well as black beans and cherries) are packed with anthocyanins, compounds that switch off the chemical messengers that allow belly-fat cells to absorb new fat. The result: Study subjects who consumed these foods regularly lost 30 percent more belly fat than those who didn’t.

Onions

Quercetin, a compound in onions, has been shown to boost abdominal-fat burn by 636 percent and triple visceral-fat burn by boosting the production of an enzyme that determines whether energy will be stored as fat or burned for fuel.

This article originally appeared in our print magazine.

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