How to get rid of visceral fat: Minimising this food group could help burn the belly fat

How to get rid of visceral fat: Minimising this food group could help burn the belly fat

Visceral fat is a type of body fat which is stored within the abdominal cavity and located near vital organs, thus making it a dangerous type of fat to have. Visceral fat has been linked to metabolic disturbances and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. According to health experts, minimising this particular food group could significantly help you lose your visceral fat.

Dr Sheila Dugan, a physician and rehabilitation specialist said: “One good place to begin improving your food choices is to eliminate sugary drinks – and not just soda, but juices.

“Sugar increases belly fat and fibre reduces belly fat; thus, when you’re juicing fruits, you’re removing the fibre, leaving pure sugar.

“So, one quick fix, a very concrete fix, would be eliminating sugary drinks.

“Replacing sugary beverages with water will help dramatically cut down your sugar intake, and then once you’ve taken that step, you can figure out how to cut down on foods that are high in sugar.

“If you have a sweet tooth and need to put that final accent to your meal, eat an apple, melon or fresh berries. Just remember, fruit is not a substitute for vegetables.”

 Dr Dugan added: “The single most important thing people can do to prevent the build-up of belly fat and get rid of existing belly fat is commit to physical activity, and better yet, a physical lifestyle.

“For both men and women, the first fat you lose when you exercise is visceral fat.

“In a way, moderate-intensity physical activity is that “magic pill” a lot of people are looking for, because the health benefits go beyond keeping your waistline trim: Not only can it reduce your risk of cancer, stroke, diabetes and heart attacks, but studies have shown that physical activity can significantly improve the moods of patients with major depressive disorders.”  

Published at Wed, 22 Jul 2020 10:22:13 +0000