Sunday, August 09, 2009

Bye-Bye Belly #8

- Research out of Spain shows that a diet rich in monounsaturated fats, like a Mediterranean diet, can prevent belly fat.

- Ban trans-fat. Monkeys who got much of their dietary fat from trans fats had 30 percent more belly flab than those who ate more monounsaturated fats, a Wake Forest University study found.

- Go easy on fiber. Too much can leave you bloated, Schorr-Lesnick says. Aim for at least 20 grams per day, but add it to your diet gradually, and be sure to pair it with plenty of H2O.

- University of South Australia researchers found that overweight people who took 6 grams of fish oil every day for three months and exercised three times a week nixed bod fat, especially from their middles.

- Get your C. Women who took in 56 milligrams or less per day (the recommended dietary allowance is 60 mg) were more likely to accumulate belly fat than those who got 57 mg or more, a Journal of Public Health Nutrition study found.

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