If you’re trying hard to reduce those belly flab, and you want to follow a heart-healthy diet as well? You need to follow a diet which is rich in fibre and low in saturated fats which is the the key to weight loss and reducing belly fat. According to the study, the most popular diets on the internet includes intermittent fasting, high-protein diets, the Paleo diet, and green tea, all lack high-quality evidence.
Kari D. Pilolla said, “None of them have shown to be effective over other types of energy-restricted (reduced-calorie) diets. There is still no miracle diet, food, nutrient, or bioactive component that will target abdominal fat.”
Kari D. Pilolla added, “But a heart-healthy diet that is high in fibre and low in saturated fats is a great way to prevent and reduce abdominal obesity. Diets that particularly have a lower intake of trans and saturated fats and higher intake of fibre appear helpful in reducing or preventing abdominal obesity.”
Kari D. Pilolla further said, “These recommendations are consistent with heart-healthy diets like the (US) NIH-developed Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet and the Mediterranean-style diet.”
Kari D. Pilolla also recommends health and fitness professionals to assess and monitor abdominal obesity in their clients and to evaluate their cardiometabolic health risks.