Vegetables that can help reduce belly fat include orange and yellow vegetables, such as carrots and pumpkins, and green vegetables, such as broccoli and spinach. Mushrooms, onions, eggplants and tomatoes are also good choices.
Orange and yellow vegetables are rich in vitamin C, which helps reduce stress hormones in the body that cause belly fat buildup. Green vegetables that contain vitamins A and C help to decrease oxidative stress. Mushrooms and onions contain anthoxanthins, which help to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels that contribute to fat gain. Red and purple vegetables, such as eggplants and tomatoes, are high in phytochemical lycopene. This antioxidant reduces plaque buildup in the arteries and even protects against cancers. Starchy vegetables, such as beans, corn, peas, potatoes and winter squash higher in carbohydrates and calories and should be consumed in small quantities.