AN AP­PLE A DAY KEEPS THE BELLY AWAY

Sunday Mail - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

If belly fat is the en­emy, sol­u­ble fi­bre is your best friend.

Sci­en­tists have shown you can re­duce vis­ceral fat – the fat that sur­rounds your in­ter­nal or­gans and is associated with di­a­betes and high blood pres­sure – by up­ping your in­take of ve­gies, fruit and beans, which are all high in sol­u­ble fi­bre.

A new US study has found that for ev­ery 10-gram in­crease in sol­u­ble fi­bre, vis­ceral fat is re­duced by 3.7 per cent over five years. Ten grams of sol­u­ble fi­bre is equal to two small ap­ples, one cup of peas and half a cup of kid­ney beans.

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