oil for a flat belly
October 13, 2008 12:59pm CST
Olive Oil for a Flat Belly Our Most Popular Tips » That bagel? It could go right to your gut. Literally. But a bit of olive oil each day may help keep your middle little. That's what researchers are saying after testing two diets -- one high in carbs and the other based on healthy fats from olive oil. The "fat" diet kept bellies flatter. Why Belly Fat Is So Bad Besides making you sad when you zip up your pants, excessive abdominal fat increases your risk for high blood sugar and many other health problems. But in a recent study of overweight people, a Mediterranean-style diet -- where approximately 30 percent to 40 percent of the calories came from unsaturated fats, like those in olive oil -- seemed to help prevent tummy-expanding over time. Another bonus: The fat-focused diet helped people maintain better insulin sensitivity, too. Not so with the high-carb diet, which seemed to encourage body fat to relocate to people’s bellies. (Read this to find out how much Mediterranean eating it takes to reduce heart disease.) Weight Loss Arithmetic Keep in mind that extra olive oil isn't going to help you trim your middle. It could just help keep your pants from getting tighter. For serious waist whittling, you'll need two must-do's: a healthy diet and extra exercise. I found that eating seeds and almonds every day also helps get a flat belly. Of course remember that doesn't keep you from having to count calories. It's basic physics calories in calories out means how much you gain or loose. What it did helf was the hungar you just weren't. Good Luck
• United States
13 Oct 08
i have heard a lot of things about olive oil over the years and everthing i heard has been good it,s very health for the body it also help flush out fat.i need all the help i can get.especially the part of my blood sugar thanks pat for this information.