Now we may know why the Mediterranean diet is the best diet for you. Enter borage a plant that is found all over the Middle East and the Mediterranean region of the world. Borage (Borago officinalis) is an herb native to Syria that has spread throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. Borage flowers and leaves may be eaten and borage seeds are often pressed to produce oil very high in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
Here is how Dr. Oz recommends getting rid of belly fat fast. This is what I refer to as his belly fat blast.
More than half of all American women struggle with extra belly fat. One reason why it’s tough to burn fat around your middle is because of stress. Fight-or-flight hormones send the body a message telling it to hold onto excess padding. To burn excess belly fat in just seven days, try:
1,000mg GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) before every meal
1 cup of beans at every meal
For one week, take 1,000 mg of the supplement GLA (gamma-linolenic acid), an omega-6 fatty acid that sends calming chemicals to the body’s fat cells, signaling them to give up some of their fat stores.
Also add 1 cup of beans to every meal. Beans are loaded with soluble fiber, which promotes good bacteria in the gut, thus lowering inflammation linked to belly fat. Try adding beans to your diet, three times a day for seven days. Here are some suggestions:
Breakfast: Eat 1 cup of chickpeas
Lunch: Mix 1 cup of black beans into a healthy frozen meal
Dinner: Add 1 cup of navy or other beans as a side dish
GLA might be the right supplement for you. For those of you looking to reach a healthy body weight and maintain..
Along with a balanced diet and daily exercise, a clinical study has suggested that a daily supplment of 800 mg of GLA may be a key component in a successful weight control program. More specifically, this study suggests that GLA helps to minimize weight regain after weight loss. In other words, once you’ve taken the weight off, GLA may help you keep it off.
Essential fatty acids, like GLA, play an important role in the regulation of fat storage. When left unevenly distributed, complications can arise. Studies have shown a distortion in essential fatty acid distribution in the obese that leads to a higher concentration of fat storage versus fat burning. Even after major weight loss, this particular imbalance does not resolve itself. Taking the right supplements of essential fatty acids, like GLA, helps to restore that balance––reducing weight regain by up regulating the metabolism of fat.
Dr. Oz’s belly blast plan only lasts for one week so why not try it and see if it works. There has been significant research to show that adding Borage Oil and or GLA to a healthy diet can help reduce belly fat and keep weight off.