It sounds too good to be true, but Harvard studies prove it: Slimming down can be as easy as adding this nutrient powerhouse to your diet. Here, Dr Oz-approved strategies that will shrink your waistline!
The thought of stepping out at the pool with a bare belly is stressful enough it’s hard to imagine doing it on one of the most successful shows on television! But on a recent episode of The Dr. Oz show, an entire audience of women did just that as they discussed this trouble spot with Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the Columbia University Medical center. While the women bravely shared their stomach woes, Dr. Oz assured them that melting belly inches is possible. And, as he has explained in his book You: On a Diet, it doesn’t have to involve deprivation. “Eating isn’t all about foods that will help keep you full and what ‘feels right’ so you can achieve and maintain your ideal playing weight.”
To make that surprisingly easy to do, Dr. Oz has highlighted the superstar the burns even the most stubborn belly fat. Plus, he’s identified additional ingredients that target the top weight loss roadblocks – high stress and extreme hunger – so you can lose without struggle. And unlike diet pills that come with scary side effects, these slimmers deliver, revved brainpower and a reduced risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Read on for your action plan.
On recent episode of his show, Dr. Oz dubbed edible seeds the “power plants of nutrition” and urged his audience, “You should have shelves of them in your pantry.” One seed in particular that has Dr. Oz buzzing: flaxseed.
The doctor’s fondness for flax isn’t surprising given the study backed slimming agents it contains. As he revealed, “It gives you healthy fat that satiates your appetite and gets rid of belly fat.” Harvard University scientists agree, crediting flax’s poly unsaturated fats and fiber with the results they observed in a 12-week study: Subjects who added 3 to 4 Tbs. to their daily diet dropped 37 percent more weight with than those who didn’t eat the seed.
Better still, natural plant estrogens in flaxseed called lignans target the midlife hormonal flux that causes belly fat to creep on with age – a problem Dr. Oz ranked as the “all-time biggest body complaint for women over 40.” How lignans work: Estrogen is metabolized in the liver to form two hormonally active substances – one of these is linked to obesity while the other has fat-burning effects, explains Holly Lucille, N.D., R.N. “Research indicates that flaxseed’s lignans shift the metabolism of estrogen in the direction of the fat burners, “ Lucille notes. “It’s particularly important during perimenopause and menopause, when changes in estrogen balance can contribute to fat accumulation.” In fact, lab mice in a recent study that were fed a lignan – enriched diet for four weeks ended up with 32 percent less abdominal fat then their “no lignan” counterparts.
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–Mehmet Oz, M.D.
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