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The Secret to Losing Belly Fat

By Ana Mantica, "Take That, Belly Fat!," July/August 2010

Find out which three ingredients may help you whittle your waistline.


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"The vinegar is a new one for me. Already knew about the nuts and whole grains. "

2. Vinegar

In one Japanese study, when obese adults added about 2 tablespoons of acetic acid (the active ingredient in vinegar) a day to their regular diets for 12 weeks, they gained 4 fewer pounds, about 5 percent less belly fat and 3.5 percent less total body fat than adults who didn’t consume any acetic acid. Researchers suspect that the acetic acid ramps up enzymes that oxidize fat, so less fat accumulates. Add any type of vinegar—even a tablespoon—to your daily diet.



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