It may be the easiest nutrition upgrade of all: put cinnamon on your toast.
A 4:1 ratio would be ideal, but the modern American diet is more like 20:1.
That leads to inflammation, which can trigger weight gain.
Look to sneak these 8 Zero Belly foods into your daily routine, compliments of the New York Times bestseller found that subjects who ate coconut oil lost overall weight and belly fat faster than a group consuming the same amount of olive oil.
The secret is in coconut’s medium chain triglycerides.
Two eggs will give you half your day’s worth; only beef liver has more.
(And believe us, starting your day with a slab of beef liver does not make for a great morning.) Choline deficiency is linked directly to the genes that cause the accumulation of belly fat.
But while eating a serving of salmon every day isn’t exactly convenient, sprinkling these two seeds–among the most highly concentrated sources of omega-3s in the food world–into smoothies, salads, cereals, pancakes or even desserts is as easy a diet upgrade as you can get.
Animal studies suggest a chia-rich diet can lower harmful LDL cholesterol and protect the heart, and a recent study in the journal found that daily consumption of flaxseed-fortified bakery products reduced blood pressure in patients with peripheral artery disease.
According to a Purdue University study, as little as 3 grams of monounsaturated fat can help the body absorb vegetables’ carotenoids (those magic molecules that protect you from chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease).
Pairing your lettuce with a scant tablespoon of olive oil based vinaigrette is your best bet.
Participants who paired their apple-a-day habit with 30 minutes of exercise 2-4 times per week saw a 7.4 percent decrease in the rate of visceral fat accumulation over the same time period.