Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Trying to focus on what I should be eating more of....this week i'll add these cool foods to my belly..yum



Melon At fewer than 50 calories a slice, this is one sweet treat you can feel free to indulge in. “Both honeydew and cantaloupe are high in potassium,” says Greaves. “This mineral keeps sodium levels in check and beats belly bloat.”

Wine A study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that people who averaged a serving of alcohol a day had slimmer waistlines than their teetotaling counterparts. “Drinking a small amount of alcohol with a meal may speed up calorie burn,” says Jerry Greenfield, M.D., Ph.D., the study’s author.

Whole-grain bread Researchers at Penn State found that dieters who ate at least five servings of whole grains while following a low-calorie diet shed 24 percent more abdominal fat than those who averaged the same number of calories but ate refi ned grains. To up your intake, swap your cornflakes for oatmeal.

Grapefruit Add zing to your snacks with this vitamin C–rich fruit. Research in Public Health Nutrition found that people who consumed the least amount of this nutrient were 131 percent more likely to have larger waists than those who got the most. Other studies suggest that grapefruit can curb the insulin spikes that lead to fat storage.

Walnuts Research shows that their omega-3 fatty acids lower levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol, that can contribute to fat storage. To get more omega-3s, sprinkle some ground flaxseed on your yogurt.


Mish said...

Speaking of melon, on the food tv show Good Eats they did a show all about MELON today!! Check it out online, tons of healthy and unique ideas and recipes, even some Savory ones!

♥Nikki D.City Star♥ said...

Sounds Delicous! Thanks for the info, I need to incorporate more of these foods myself.

Dance of Lyfe said...

hey Mish! I was so excited to find out that melons are great for burning belly fat! they are so good and sweet! and good for you? awesome. i will def check that out.

hey nikki!
i've been researching my butt off about healthier living.
more info to come!