How To Get Rid Of Visceral Fat


Slash fatty foods, junk foods, refined carbs, sugar from your diet; include more of fruits, veggies, and protein-rich foods instead. Make simple food swaps like pearl barley for rice and green tea/coffee for sugar laden hot drinks. Try light jogging, brisk walking, rope jumping or any aerobic activity of your choice that gets your heart rate up, burns calories for about 30 mins daily.

Simply put, visceral fat is what the doctor would call your belly fat. Yes, your paunch or all that excess fat you hold around your midsection is called visceral fat. It surrounds your abdominal cavity and therefore also envelops many of your vital organs like the liver, pancreas, and intestines. As opposed to subcutaneous fat underneath your skin, visceral fat is set in deeper. You may not look fat but may hold a great degree of this kind of fat around your organs. Worse still, while you can zap away subcutaneous fat with methods like liposuction, there are no shortcuts to getting rid of visceral fat. Belly fat is mostly composed of both visceral and subcutaneous fat, so if you’re packing more in the middle, you have a lot to worry about. Visceral fat predisposes you to a lot of serious health hazards like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Reduction in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) improves insulin sensitivity and blood pressure, while weight loss reduces serum triglycerides and bad (LDL) cholesterol. It also increases your good (HDL) cholesterol.1 Excess visceral fat is considered harmful mainly due to its location which is near the portal vein, which carries blood from the intestinal area to the liver. Visceral fat is directly linked with higher total cholesterol and LDL or bad cholesterol, lower HDL or good cholesterol, and insulin resistance because the harmful substances released by visceral fat like free fatty acids enter the portal vein and travel to the liver where the blood lipids are produced. Visceral fat is also learned to send out immune system chemicals called cytokines which are linked to the increased risk for cardiovascular diseases.2 So now that you know the potential dangers of visceral fat, you should also know how to minimize it.


1. Eat Right As The First Step

The rules for burning visceral fat are quite similar to that of losing weight. You know the drill: avoid fatty foods, junk foods, refined carbohydrates and include more fruits, vegetables, and proteins in your diet. According to a study, regular consumption of sugary drinks also increases liver and visceral fat.3

2. Foods That Help Burn Visceral Fat

Pearl Barley To The Rescue

Smart meal planning and simple food swaps can lessen your reserves of visceral fat. If you swap rice with pearl barley, it can make a difference to your visceral fat stores. According to a study on Japanese men, this simple replacement significantly reduced serum concentrations of LDL (bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol. Pearl barley’s high β-glucan content also reduced visceral fat area.4

Aloe Vera Gel, Ahoy!

The phytosterols in aloe vera gel also help reduce the amount of visceral fat and high blood sugar. In obese animal models with type 2 diabetes, it was observed that after 44 days of administering aloe vera gel’s phytosterols, their total abdominal fat tissues were significantly lower.5 CLICK NEXT PAGE BELOW TO CONTINUE READING …

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