Fiber Fights Fat!

Visceral fat, the fat deep in the belly surrounding vital organs, can be dangerous to overall health. Kristen Hairston, from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (North Carolina, USA), and colleagues urge that the way to reduce visceral fat is simple: eat more soluble fiber from vegetables, fruit and beans, and engage in moderate activity. The…

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Is White Bread Making You FAT? The Answer is YES!

Exercise won’t offset the waist-inflating effect of white bread, according to a new studying in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Among exercisers, those who ate refined grains daily had 12 percent more visceral fat – the most dangerous kind – than those who consumed less of the processed product.  The researchers also found that…

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