The #1 Best Juice to Shrink Abdominal Fat, Say Dietitians
Drink up to slim down, friends. "If you want a leg up on reducing belly fat, choose juices that are packed with antioxidants," say Lyssie Lakatos, RDN, CDN, CFT and Tammy Lakatos Shames, RDN, CDN, CFT, The Nutrition Twins, founders of The 21-Day Body Reboot.
"Antioxidants mop up free radicals that damage cells, preventing inflammation, which is linked with weight gain including that on the belly," say The Nutrition Twins, pointing out that selecting juices with the most powerful antioxidants is important when it comes to a svelte waistline.
And the winner is….? According to these nutrition pros, the number one juice to shrink belly fat is pomegranate juice. Ahead, a deep dive into the nutrient-dense, abdominal fat-blasting elixir.
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Pomegranate juice is a top pick to beat belly bulge.
Chief among juices for its slimming prowess is pomegranate juice.
"One of the best ways to beat belly fat is to lower chronic inflammation since it has been shown to stimulate weight gain and may be particularly linked with belly fat because it raises cortisol, a.k.a. 'the belly fat hormone,'" say The Nutrition Twins. "Cortisol causes you to store more fat, especially around the waist."
"Thanks to its potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that fight destructive free radicals, pomegranate juice is just what you want to sip if you're trying to beat inflammation and the belly fat that comes with it," they say.
Better yet, pomegranate juice has lots of other health benefits beyond helping you squeeze into your skinny jeans.
"Its antioxidants are so powerful that they've been shown to do everything from reduce inflammatory activity in breast cancer cells, colon cancer cells, and the digestive tract; reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity; fight against bacteria and fungus; improve memory; and possibly even protect against Alzheimer's disease," The Nutrition Twins say. "Add that antioxidants in pomegranate juice have been shown to stabilize blood sugar levels, preventing the dipping that can lead to overeating and weight gain too, this deliciously tart and sweet drink is just what your flat-belly ordered!"
How to drink pomegranate juice for abdominal fat loss.
The Nutrition Twins recommend people include pomegranate juice as part of their regular routine several times a week to consistently get the antioxidants into their diet. "Look for 100% pomegranate juice (no added anything)," they further comment.
On that note—do we really have to tell you?—we're off to raise a glass of this nutrient-dense beverage.