It’s still technically the start of the New Year so don’t give up on your 2018 resolutions! If you want to pare down your middle then begin with adding some belly-friendly foods to your daily diet. Some of these might already be part of your routine. Bravo! Now try some foods that might not be on your radar.
Flax seeds have a high concentration of plant-based omega-3s that have been shown to increase good cholesterol and decease the bad. “It reduces inflammation and in turn reduces storage of fat,” says Dr. Zarinah Hud, who practices sports and integrative medicine at the RIM Group in Georgia. She likes to use ground flax seed in smoothies, oatmeal, and even casseroles (it doesn’t have a potent taste so it’s really versatile).