If Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton is right, whole grains may be good for the belly in more ways than one.
In a study of obese adults at risk of heart disease, researchers found that those who trimmed calories and increased their whole-grain intake shed more belly fat and lowered their blood levels of C- reactive protein or CRP.
I made the switch to mostly whole grains last year, and I have to say…not noticing a big difference in the area of belly fat. Maybe I’m just being impatient. It doesn’t really matter anyway, because I’m staying on the whole-grain train just because it’s the right thing to do. Plus there’s the teensy issue of my addiction to whole wheat crackers.
If you haven’t made the switch to whole grain yet, here is a really good resource for learning more.