Looking to gain a bit of an edge in your efforts to lose weight and look great?

Here’s a rundown of four foods that will help flatten your tummy:

  • Pineapple – It’s loaded with a chemical that promotes digestion and eases bloating.
  • Fennel – It acts as a natural diuretic, which means it helps your body get rid of the excess water that causes puffiness. If you're not a fan of the licorice-like taste, try celery, which works also.
  • Plain yogurt – Any kind of yogurt will do as long as the container’s label says it has live and active cultures. These live and active cultures improve digestion.
  • Ginger – It keeps gas at bay and is also considered to be an “edible amphetamine,” revving your system up and burning a few extra calories along the way. (Redbook)

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