Go to http://bellyfatlossformula.com/7-superfoods-to-melt-your-belly-fat/ to discover the other 6 super foods that reduce belly fat fast. Almonds burn belly fat according to a study by Penn State. A key finding of the study was that eating almonds helped to reduce both LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) as well as total cholesterol. Perhaps a more striking finding was that along with an improved lipid profile, central adiposity (belly fat) was also reduced. An excess of belly fat has been established as a risk factor for premature heart disease.
In a 12 week randomized, controlled trial, researchers from Penn State University evaluated 52 middle-aged, obese adults with elevated LDL as well as total cholesterol, who were otherwise in good condition. All research subjects consumed the same heart-healthy diet for 6 weeks. They were then divided into 2 groups: one group consumed 1.5 ounces or 42 grams of whole natural almonds, while the other group consumed a banana muffin which constituted the same number of calories.
At the end of 6 weeks, those participants who ate a diet containing almonds–as opposed to a muffin as a snack—had lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, non-HDL cholesterol and VLDL- C (remnant lipoproteins). The diet containing the muffin snack also had a negative effect: it reduced the HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) to a greater degree than the diet containing almonds.
Compared to those on the diet containing the muffin snack, those participants on the diet with the almond snack also had a significantly reduced central abdominal fat mass, leg fat mass and waist circumference.