If you knew which foods reduced belly fat and prevented overeating, would you eat them? In Prevention magazine’s article titled “New Foods to Fight Fat” listed in the May 2013 issue, a UK study on mice who were fed high-fat diets along with beta-glucan or inulin didn’t gain as much weight. Beta-glucan or inulin is found in agave, asparagus, bananas, barley, chicory and dandelion root, garlic, Jerusalem artichokes, leeks, mushrooms, oats, and onions. I sweeten some of my dishes with agave. I put frozen bananas in my pre and post-workout fruit smoothies, which make them thick like a shake. I told you monkey food doesn’t make you fat! Fitness competitors eat a lot of asparagus in their pre-competition diet plans. Jillian Michaels is also a big proponent of consuming oats for weight loss. Put some or all of these on your next shopping list; variety is the spice of life!