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Flaxseed and Tummy Fat

Although there is no such thing as a quick fix or magic pill for the reduction of body fat, a recent study published by the Journal of Nutrition found that regular consumption of flaxseed showed significant benefits for central obesity (tummy fat).

Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is high in polyunsaturated fats, particularly Omega-3, soluble fibre and also contains many other health promoting properties.

Omega-3 has been shown to provide many health benefits including improved cholesterol levels, reduction in heart disease risk and now it seems it may play a role in helping reduce abdominal fat.

This study found that participants who consumed 30g of flaxseed or walnuts (also high in omega-3) as part of a lifestyle intervention for improving metabolic syndrome, showed a greater tendency to lose weight and an improvement in their central obesity measurements.

Another study conducted in the UK found that switching saturated fat intake (bad fat) to polyunsaturated fat (healthy fat, including omega-3) showed an improvement in fat distribution across the abdomen.

30g of flaxseed a day, as part of a healthy diet, seems like an easy way to gain huge health benefits. Try some flaxseed today.

If you require help and advice on weight loss and improving your health, Kate Freeman Nutrition has a range of online and face-to-face services that can get you on the right track to getting the best out of your body.

Here are a few posts on how to get more omega 3 in your diet:

6 Ways to Include More Omega-3 in Your Diet

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