Figuring out the best foods to eat to burn belly fat is no easy task. Thankfully, there are plenty of doctor recommended foods that you can eat when dieting to see weight loss results fast. Specifically, foods containing probiotics are some of the best foods for your gut health and for dieting. Read on to find out the four probiotics you should eat to burn fat.
1. Cottage Cheese
According to Dr. Mehmet Oz, cottage cheese is "rich in good bacteria and packed with active cultures like L. acidophilus and B. bifidum." You'll just have to check the labels when shopping for cottage cheese to make sure it contains these strains!
2. Dark Chocolate
Probiotics can be found even in sweets. According to Gut Health Project, dark chocolate contains probiotics. And for the best health benefits, the site recommends choosing dark chocolate that's low in sugar, and to avoid varieties that contain high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners.
Green olives are another food that have been found to contain probiotics. According to Benjamin Brown, ND, table olives are also a fermented food and provide bacteria such as lactobacilli that may have probiotic effects.
According to Dr. Josh Axe, fermented yogurt is packed with probiotics. Josh says that fermented yogurts both support weight loss and increase fat loss. "Probiotics in yogurt stimulate healthy digestive function, and help produce vitamin B12 and K," Josh says.