From cutting gluten on Tuesday to drinking grapefruit juice after 3pm when it comes to losing belly fat, the advice is as endless as it is absurd. Mostly, these words of so-called wisdom are founded in little more than bland-twisting Clickbait, as almost every scientist will tell you, there is no miracle trick to slimming your waistline.
However, a nutritional professor claims there is a way to prevent and reduce belly fat – and it is completely devoid of fashions.
"There is still no miracle diet, nutrition, or bioactive component that targets abdominal fat," writes Kari D. Pilolla of the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo . However, a healthy diet that is high in fiber and low in saturated fat may be an effective way to reduce it, she says.
Excess fat around the abdomen – known as visceral fat – is often considered a silent killer and has been linked to a number of health risks that could contribute to the ongoing obesity epidemic, Pilolla continued
"Regardless of body weight Increased waist circumference increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and the metabolic syndrome. "
Despite countless" one-trick "methods used to reduce belly fat (drinking green tea, eating a high-protein diet, Pilolla clarifies that there is no scientific evidence that could support such claims  Instea d, she advises those who want to reduce the fat around her abdomen to follow an evidence-based diet that improves their health of the heart, such as the dietary method developed by the National Institute on Aging for stopping hypertension (DASH).
such as these usually consist of a lot of whole grains, lean meats, fish, fruits and vegetables and low dairy products.
Writing in the American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Journal Pilolla recommends adopting a weight loss program that includes such a diet along with a regular Training regime includes.
"With the health consequences of abdominal obesity, research in this area will not stop," she adds.
"Health and fitness professionals should continue to be up-to-date and critical of peer-reviewed, published research evidence.
" A single study, even when well-designed, does not support changing diet or exercise recommendations. "