Fat Is What Fat Does

If you think fat is just a hunk of excess calories deposited in your body, think again. Fat has a dramatic affect on blood pressure as well as levels of blood sugars and lipids. This is accomplished through the release of hormone-like substances called adipokines. The more body fat you have, the more adipokine signaling may be involved. And that can eventually increase your risk factors for a number of health issues.

The Bigger Picture: What can you do about reducing body fat? Switch to a healthy diet of whole foods, watch your portion sizes and exercise regularly. You can start out right by working a variety of fruits and vegetables into your diet. Some scientists believe that certain types of fruits and vegetables may play a role in restoring normal adipokine signaling rates.
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#1
michael ligon
Apr 13, 2008
in a days time how do i drink
#2
JOHN
Apr 14, 2008
wHAT FRUITS WOULD YOU SUGGEST IF YOU ARE LOOSING FAT?
#3
ON1
Apr 23, 2008
John,
Some examples of nutrient-rich fruits that can be included in most diets include:

Apples
Blueberries
Canteloupe
Cranberries
Grapefruit
Lemons
Limes
Oranges
Peaches
Pineapple
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon

Consume the bulk of your fruits early in the day and again post-workout and there is no reason any or all of these can't find their way into your daily diet.
Jay