Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fiber and Belly Fat

According to a study in the journal Obesity, you can zero in on visceral belly fat by exercising and chowing down on fruits, vegetables and beans that are high in soluble fiber.
The study found that for every 10-gram increase in soluble fiber a day, visceral fat was reduced by 3.7 percent over five years. You can reach that amount by eating two small apples, one cup of green peas and half a cup of pinto beans.

Meanwhile, working out vigorously for 30 minutes two to four times a week (think jogging or speed walking) slowed down the rate of fat accumulation by 7.4 percent over the same time period.

1 comment:

lose belly fat said...

Everyone is different so different types of diet plans work for each person. I eat five to six small meals per day to keep my metabolism going and I get about 45 minutes of cardio exercises in about three to four times a week. Foods that help me build muscle and burn fat are whole grains, fish or other foods high in protein. Fresh fruits and vegetables curb my sweet cravings and they improve my overall immune system. Many celebs eat 30 percent of carbs, 30 percent of proteins and 40 percent of fats in which seems to help me also.

lose belly fat