There are many foods that help to burn belly fat including healthy fats, beans, chickpeas, lentils, green tea and oatmeal, according to Good Housekeeping and the Huffington Post. WebMD states that belly fat is particularly dangerous for people because it leads to problems, such as breast cancer, colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, dementia, heart disease and high blood pressure.
Choosing to eat healthier foods can not only help burn belly fat, but can help to burn overall fat and lead to a healthier body. Oatmeal makes for an excellent morning meal. Good Housekeeping recommends avoiding the sugary oatmeal brands and sweetened flavors. Instead, add strawberries or blueberries to the oatmeal to give it a sweeter taste. The extra fiber will help to keep blood sugar levels stable.
Another great healthy item for healthy bellies is green tea. Green tea, as discussed in the Huffington Post, can be drank every day. There are "catechins" in the green tea that are special antioxidants that have been found to be extremely good at burning fat cells.
Yet another way to control belly fat is to focus on healthy fats when it comes to food choice says the Huffington Post. Pine nuts, for example, is a great healthy fat choice.