Home Heart Healthy Diet Quickest way to cut belly fat: Switch to heart-healthy diet

Quickest way to cut belly fat: Switch to heart-healthy diet

5 min read

NEW YORK: Trying hard to reduce that ever burgeoning waistline? Following a heart-healthy diet -- rich in fibre and low in saturated fats -- could be the key, suggests a study.

While dieting may help fight abdominal obesity, but the ones touted on the internet including intermittent fasting, high-protein diets, the "Paleo" diet, and green tea, all lack high-quality evidence. None of them has shown to be more effective than other types of energy-restricted (reduced-calorie) diets, the researchers said.

"There is still no miracle diet, food, nutrient, or bioactive component that will target abdominal fat," said Kari D Pilolla, from the California Polytechnic State University.

Secret To A Happy Life! Smart Lifestyle Changes Can Keep Your Heart Healthy

Play Slideshow

Secret To A Healthy Heart

24 Sep, 2017

In times when lifestyle induced diseases are on the rise, it becomes important to understand the risk factors and work in the direction to eradicate them especially, if one has a family history of heart diseases.

Here are five smart ways listed by Anjali Malhotra, Chief Customer Marketing and Digital Officer Aviva Life insurance to prevent heart problems in today's busy life.

But a heart-healthy diet high in fibre and low in saturated fats is a great way to prevent and reduce abdominal obesity, Pilolla said, in the paper published in Health and Fitness Journal.

Diets that particularly have lower intake of trans and saturated fats and higher intake of fibre appear helpful in reducing or preventing abdominal obesity.

"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," Pilolla said.

She said that independent of body weight, a larger waist circumference increases risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

These risks are mainly related to visceral adipose tissue -- fat stored below the abdominal muscles, surrounding the major internal organs. Visceral adipose tissue appears to be more "metabolically active" than subcutaneous fat, stored under the skin but above the abdominal muscles.

Pilolla also recommends health and fitness professionals to assess and monitor abdominal obesity in their clients, and to evaluate their cardiometabolic health risks.

Calm Nerves, A Healthy Heart: Ladies, Here Is The Health Guide To Swear By

Play Slideshow

Me Before You

6 Mar, 2018

A selfless mother, an affectionate daughter, a dutiful wife or top boss; no matter what role a woman plays in everyday life, she does so with utmost passion. From managing the house to being running the show at work, and yet taking out time to spend quality moments with family and friends, women manage to do it all.

But in all the hustle, they often forget themselves. Making yourself a priority is not at the top of their list, and health gets taken for granted.

However, it is extremely important to care for the self as for others, and to start taking care of your health.

Dolly Kumar, Founder & Director at Gaia, shares 5 tips for women to stay healthy.

Source link

Check Also

Project funded mainly by Saudi donors seeks help to save children with heart disease

PARIS: Even an occasional glass of wine or beer increases the risk of health problems and …