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Is Watermelon Healthy? Plus More Summer Myths Explained (Page 3)

Quinoa

Myth #2: Doing crunches is the only way to get a flat belly.

The Truth: Crunches may help tone your belly, but they’re not the only route to a flatter stomach. Eating whole grains, such as quinoa, brown rice or bulgur wheat, may actually help you shed belly fat. People who ate 3 servings of whole grains (such as a 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal, a slice of whole-wheat bread and 1/2 cup of cooked brown rice) a day lost more weight and, specifically, more abdominal fat than those who ate less than a quarter of a serving, according to findings reported in a study in The Journal of Nutrition.

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