The Belly Fat Cure

Eat just a half cup of cooked beans every day and watch some of that belly fat disappear. Eat more, watch more disappear! That’s how powerful fiber-filled foods can be in curbing our nationwide obesity epidemic.

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The Belly Fat Cure

Research on overweight Latino/American boys and girls ages 11 to 17 found that increasing their intake of dietary fiber over a two-year period resulted in major decreases in the amount of fat around their waists. By contrast, adolescents whose fiber intake fell saw their bellies expand.

Belly Fat Cure – Simple, Powerful

The really good news is that just a little fiber – six grams a day – did the trick. Foods naturally rich in fiber include:

  • Cooked beans, i.e, pinto beans, black beans, and garbanzo beans (Just one-half cup gives you 5 to 6 grams of fiber)
  • Hot whole-grain cereal, like oatmeal (One cup, cooked, equals 5 grams of fiber)
  • Fresh fruit (One cup tallies up about 5 grams of fiber)
  • Baked potato (5 grams of fiber)
  • Baked sweet potato (5 grams of fiber)
  • Big green salad (about 5 grams of fiber)
  • 100% whole-wheat bread (about 3 grams of fiber)

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 2009