To Top

A Dried Fruit to Drop the Pooch?

I always sing the praises of eating organic apples—for their fiber and fat-loss abilities—but there’s another top slimming fruit that helps you poop and ditch the belly pooch. Prunes.

You may be worried about eating a dried fruit. Can’t it increase insulin and fat gain? Some maybe, but not prunes. A 60-gram serving has a glycemic index of only about 30—very low insulin release. (Remember, below 60 is good.)

In a study at the University of Liverpool two groups were given a different healthful snack, with each having the same number of calories. One was prunes.

Results: The prune group lost more bodyfat overall and, specifically, more than a third more belly fat.

Said Professor Jo Harrold, who led the research, “These are the first data to demonstrate both weight loss and no negative side effects when consuming prunes as part of a weight-management diet. Indeed, in the long term they may be beneficial to dieters by tackling hunger and satisfying appetite.” [Prevention, July ’14]

That’s great news, as abdominal fat not only kills your confidence, but it can also increase your risk of heart disease, insulin resistance, diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer and even sleep apnea.

—Steve Holman

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Nutrition

  • Is Bread DEAD?

    Bread is often vilified when it comes to reducing fat, building muscle and overall health, but is bread really all that...

    irongraphicsMay 22, 2019
  • When is the Best Time of the Day to Train?

    With the popularity of 24/7 fitness centers and home gyms, one can seemingly get in an exercise session whenever convenient for...

    ironashleyMay 15, 2019
  • Banana Vanilla Protein Pancakes

    Say goodbye to frozen waffles. We’ve got your new favorite high-protein breakfast option.   In a Blender combine: 1/2 cup old...

    ironashleyApril 26, 2019
  • How You Should Eat During The Holidays

    Halloween and Thanksgiving have come and gone. How did you do with your eating plan? Are you the type to just...

    Cindy MamNovember 22, 2018
  • Heat Treatment for Weight Training Workout

    A study published in The Journal of Physiological Sciences examined the anabolic properties of heat stress. Japa-nese scientists examined muscle tissue...

    Cindy MamOctober 29, 2018
  • Ready-To-Drink Supplement Conundrum

    Years ago, one of the biggest supplement scams was a ready-to-drink creatine serum. This was before it was widely known that...

    Cindy MamOctober 25, 2018

    IRON MAN PICKS THE WINNERS OF THE FIRST ANNUAL PROTEIN BAR AWARDS Protein bars have been through more evolutions than iPhones....

    Cindy MamOctober 22, 2018
  • Fruit Trees In Urban Living

    People often look at fruit trees found in dense urban areas and assume its of offerings are nutritionally bankrupt, made up...

    Cindy MamOctober 18, 2018
  • Carb Consumption

    Just when you think you have carbs all figured out, more information comes to light. Conventional wis-dom has recommended tapering carb...

    Cindy MamOctober 15, 2018