Abdominal fat is the excess weight that develops over time around the centre of the body.
There are two types of abdominal fat which are,
VISCERAL AND SUBCUTANEOUS FAT.
Subcutaneous fat is the fat found underneath the skin, this kind of fat is not as harmful as visceral fat. Visceral fat is the fat that surrounds a person’s organs.
WHY IS ABDOMINAL FAT DANGEROUS
Being overweight is one of the leading causes of major diseases. It can increase the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, asthma, breast and colon cancer.
CAUSES OF ABDOMINAL FAT
?lack of exercise ?: if a person consumes more calories than they burn off, they will put on unhealthy weight.
?excessive intake of alcohol: consuming excess alcohol can cause variety of health issues, which includes liver disease, inflammation, and obesity.
?poor diet: sugary food such as cakes and candy, drinks such as soda and fruit juice can cause weight gain, slow a person’s metabolism, cause low protein and also reduce a person ability to burn fat.
?Genetics: there are some evidence that a person’s genes can play a part in whether they become obese
HOW TO LOOSE ABDOMINAL FAT
?avoid foods that contains trans fats: trans fat are created by pumping hydrogen into unsaturated fat, such as soy beans oil, they are found in margarines and spreads and often added to packaged foods.
?getting more sunlight
?reduce stress level: stress can make you gain abdominal fat by triggering the adrenal glands that produce cortisol, which is also known as stress hormone, and high cortisol level increase appetite and drive abdominal fat.
?Eat high protein diet: increase your intake of protein such as fish, egg, meat, dairy, and beans
SUPPLEMENTS AND TEA THAT CAN HELP WITH LOSING ABDOMINAL FAT
?apple cider vinegar
There are no magic solutions to losing abdominal fat. It always requires some effort, commitment, and perseverance on your part.
Successfully adopting some or all of the strategies, lifestyles, and supplements discussed above will definitely help loose the extra pounds around your abdomen and also help living a healthy life.
Written by: Josephine Wuraola