Saturday, March 12, 2011

Walnuts and Flaxseeds Burn Belly Fat

"Eating 30 grams of flaxseed or walnuts daily reduced belly fat in
a study of nearly 300 overweight people at risk for diabetes and heart
disease. The equivalent of 30 grams is approximately 4 tablespoons of
ground flaxseed or 14 walnut halves.
In the trial, published in the Journal of Nutrition, participants
also received lifestyle counseling to improve eating and exercise habits.
However, lifestyle changes alone produced fewer benefits than with the
addition of either flaxseed or walnuts.
People in the study had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, a
combination of factors, including belly fat and elevated blood sugar, that
increase risk for diabetes and heart disease. Belly fat is especially
dangerous because it generates chronic inflammation."

-Amazing Wellness Magazine Winter 2011