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Salad Recipes That Help Reduce Abdomimal Fat

Eager to learn how to create delicious belly fat reducing salads? The following salad recipes are low in calories but rich in abdominal fat reducing nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium, fiber, B complex vitamins, zinc, iodine, and chromium. Enjoy!

Tip: Before you unleash the culinary prodigy in you and explore the salad recipes below, it might be a good idea to visit the section Diet Plan for Losing Abdominal Fat as well as the section Foods That Burn Abdominal Fat if this is the first time you visit our online Guide to Reducing Abdominal Fat.

Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Low in calories and fat, this salad makes a great weight loss aid. What's more, this salad contains plenty of onions, one of the best dietary sources of chromium. Chromium has been shown to help increase or maintain lean body mass and aid in fat loss when combined with exercise. These effects of chromium on body composition are believed to result from the ability of this important trace mineral to enhance insulin's activity and to improve insulin sensitivity in the body. The fat loss promoting effects of this salad are further strengthened by balsamic vinegar, which not only adds an invigorating pungency to this salad but which also contains compounds that have been shown to enhance the feeling of satiety and thus reduce the amount of food consumed.
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Ginger and Cucumber Salad

Ginger root, a key ingredient in this salad, is an excellent weight loss aid and is in fact found in many weight loss supplements. Ginger root has appetite suppressing qualities, and it has been shown to rev up the metabolism. In one animal study, ginger increased metabolism 20 percent. In addition, some evidence suggests that ginger may also be effective at enhancing insulin sensitivity. Also cucumber is an excellent weight loss food as it contains zero fat and is low in calories.
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Carrot Fennel Cucumber Salad

This summery salad works like magic to soothe your soul—and to burn excess fat around the waistline. While being extremely low in calories, this salad is packed with fiber and vitamin C. It also contains some essential fatty acids.
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Beet and Carrot Salad with Ginger

This recipe pairs carrots with beets to create a healthy belly fat burning salad that is packed with fiber and vitamins—while being low in calories.
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Chicken and Apple Salad

This recipe pairs juicy chicken with crunchy apples and luscious grapes to create a wonderful taste sensation. But the benefits of this salad are not limited to culinary sensations; it can also be a great weight loss aid. Chicken delivers plenty of high quality protein but is low in carbohydrates, while apples contain pectin, a type of dietary fiber that limits the amount of fat our cells absorb. Pectin is also known to make you feel fuller and for a longer time, so you will eat less during the day.
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Super-Nutritious Broccoli Salad with Apples and Cranberries

This low-calorie, low-fat salad combines ingredients that are bursting with weight loss nutrients such as B complex vitamins, calcium, zinc, iodine, and chromium. It also contains a slew of antioxidant nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin, vitamin E, and selenium, which promote overall health.
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Romaine and Smoked Salmon Salad

Lettuce is a low calorie food that makes an ideal basis belly fat burning salads. But it doesn't necessarily have to be iceberg lettuce! This recipe, for instance, uses romaine lettuce as a basis to create a delicious dish that is full of nutrients that help trim your tummy. Romaine is loaded with vitamin K, vitamin C, folate, beta-carotene, and manganese. It is also one of the best dietary sources of chromium which can aid in fat loss. Also the raw carrots, radishes, and cucumber in this salad aid in weight loss as they are low in calories while being high in fiber and water. The salmon adds valuable protein.
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Shrimp and Eggs on Romaine Lettuce

Eggs and shrimp are among the best sources of high quality protein which is crucial for weight management. But the protein in this salad is hardly its only weight loss promoting component: chili mayonnaise dressing is packed with capsaicin, a natural compound that is famous for its ability to increase the body's heat production (thermogenesis), thereby increasing the rate at which the body burns carbohydrates and fats.
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Chicken Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pine Nuts

Skinless chicken breast packs a protein punch but has a very low fat and carbohydrate content, making it an excellent food if you are trying to shed off some extra pounds. Chicken is also a good source of B vitamins, such as vitamin B3 and vitamin B6, which are important for successful weight loss. Besides chicken, this salad contains many other ingredients that are great for those who are wishing to lose belly fat. Romaine lettuce is one of the best sources of chromium, a mineral that has been shown to increase and maintain lean body mass and to aid in fat loss when combined with exercise. Red wine vinegar, on the other hand, may help slow the passage of food from the stomach into the small intestine, thereby making you feel full longer. Also pine nuts have been shown to increase the feeling of fullness and suppress appetite.
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For more recipes that can help you lose abdominal fat, go to the main recipe directory of's Guide to Losing Abdominal Fat.

You may also be interested in checking out the section Diet Plan for Losing Abdominal Fat of this online guide. Be also sure to take a look at the list of the Foods That Help Burn Abdominal Fat.