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8. SWAP SHORTENING FOR BEANS

11 Food swaps to lose belly fat

A another sneaky swap! Substitute flour or shortening with beans when baking. There’s even a study to back this up!

In the August 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, research replaced 25%, 50% and 75% of the shortening in a brownie recipe with pureed cooked cannelli beans. In a blind taste test, participants rated the brownies in which 25% and 50% of the shortening was replaced as good as the brownies made with no beans (i.e. standard recipe).

Substituting bean puree for shortening decreases the fat and calorie content of brownies, and increases the fiber content. Good news. Why? Because a fiber rich diet helps beat belly fat. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2009 found that increasing your daily intake of fiber by 6 grams can slim your tummy by 4.3%.

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  1. Sorry i am not trying to be a total jerk i am very intrigued by this website i love it, it is very helpful and useful!! But i was just noticing in this specific section there is a couple things that i was thrown off by and maybe i am being knit picky but when you are saying to swap foods for another i would expect the bad food to be first and the good food to be second, for instance the first item swapping oats for sugary cereals to me sounds like i should be swapping oatmeal for cocoa puffs which i do not think is your intention, the paragraph explanation under the header does coincide with your title but it is still a little offsetting, maybe i am the only one that is thinking this way but i feel it’s a little backwards, also i noticed a typo in the very first sentence of this “swapping your regular sugary cereal for rolled outs…. i think should be oats?? I do apologize i may come off as a little over analytical but i do enjoy this site greatly and i am citing this with good intentions.

  2. Sweet. I always eat old fashion oats for breakfast. not the artificial kind. I always prefer brown rice than white rice, add mix vegetables, tuna, lemon, little soy sauce, and chile. that stuff is yummy, lol.

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