LOVE YOUR BELLY
Follow your heart to show your waist some love. A ticker-friendly diet high in fibre and low in saturated fat is a kick-arse way to ward off and reduce belly fat, reports a new paper in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal. So, that means a tick for vegies and legumes. “Independent of body weight, a larger waist circumference increases risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolic syndrome,” writes author and dietitian Kari D. Pilolla. It’s a healthy move all-round.