Soluble Fiber and Exercise Appears to Help Lessen Belly Fat Accumulation

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Belly fat or visceral fat increases the risk of future impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes.  Studying African and Hispanic Americans researchers found that for every 10 grams of soluble fiber eaten daily, there was a decrease in visceral fat of 3.7% per five years while moderate exercise reduced the rate of visceral fat accumulation by 7.4% and subcutaneous fat by 3.6%.  

PositiveTip:  Increase your soluble fiber intakes by eating more fruits, vegetables, and legumes--and when you exercise wear a pedometer and aim for 10,000 per day.