Why Belly Fat Is a Killer

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Hi, Dr. Miller here. Are you carrying a little spare tire? Getting rid of that belly fat is more than a manner of vanity. It's a serious health issue. If you're a woman and your waist is more than 35 inches or a man whose waist is more 40, here's why getting rid of that abdominal fat should be a top priority.

Belly fat is as deadly as a pack of day smoking habit or sky high blood pressure. How? It boosts dangerous body wide inflammation that can lead to heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and even dementia, but dropping just 3 to 5% of your body weight could shrink belly fat by 20%. Here's the simple change that will help melt that belly fat.

Swap refined grains that's anything made with white flour for whole grains. Eating three servings a day of whole grains could slash belly fat by 10% if you limit refined grains to one serving. Even better, aim for no refined grains, then wave goodbye to those over-sized shirts and elastic waist pants. I'm Dr. Miller. For more ways to slim down and nourish your health, watch all our smart tips.