5. Olive Oil
Monosaturated fats in foods such as olive oil and avocado stimulates body to release appetite suppressing hormone called leptin with olive oil shown to significantly improve insulin sensitivity. In a 2007 study published in the journal Diabetes Care, 11, three different diets were tried for 28 days by the participants: a high saturated fat diet, high carb diet and a diet rich in monosaturated fats including olive oil.
The diet rich in olive oil had the best results in preventing stomach fat deposition as well as insulin resistance.
6. Flax Seed
Flaxseed is a nutrient powerhouse rich in thiamin, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, and manganese. Its fiber content lowers blood sugar level and increases weight loss.
Plus, adding 2 to 3 table spoon of flax seed in smoothies also reduce cancer risk and provide the healthy fats.
Spices are not only good for the flavor of the meal but also reduce yours stomach.
Research published in Journal of Medicinal Food revealed that spice mixture greatly reduced blood sugar and improved cholesterol level in rats. Garlic, onion, and turmeric can lower blood sugar and reduce insulin.