Tag Archives: eliminate

How to get rid of visceral fat: Four of the worst foods to eliminate to burn 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 these four food group could significantly help you lose your visceral fat.

Wheat

Wheat tends to go through a process known as hybridisation which is when all of its nutrients are stripped and is pumped with gluten.

This process can negatively affect the digestive system and causes serious problems such as inflammation.

Professor Nicola McKeown at the Friedman School and a scientific advisor to the Whole Grains Council conducted a study which found that higher intakes of refined grains such as wheat led to more visceral adipose tissue fat.

DON’T MISS

High cholesterol: Three symptoms in eyes [INSIGHT]
Heart attack: Warning signs in your hands [ADVICE]
Delta variant: Two signs you’ve caught it [TIPS]

White flour

White flour is highly inflammatory and contains no nutrients because it has been refined and stripped of the outermost and innermost layers of grain, removing most of the fibre, nutrients, and even proteins.

That means that it will be digested rapidly, creating a cascading effect of increased insulin levels, increased fat storage, and an increased waistline.

In addition, the low fibre content of white flour won’t leave one feeling very satisfied, which can often lead to eating more calories than you really need thereby increasing belly 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.”

Author:
This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Health Feed
Read More

Star Messi refuses to celebrate 200 million followers on Instagram

Star Messi refuses to celebrate 200 million followers on Instagram

Football legend Lionel Messi has refused to celebrate passing 200 million followers on Instagram. Instead, he preferred to draw attention to the battle against online abuse and bullying while addressing the impressive landmark.

“I see I’ve just reached 200 million people following me on this network,” Messi began in a message to the world.

“However, based on what is happening today, I am not going to take it as a reason to celebrate.

“Of course, I appreciate all the love and support I always receive from you, but I think it is time to give importance to all the people who are behind each profile,” he added.

“We realize that behind each account there is a person of flesh and bone, who laughs, cries, enjoys and suffers. Human beings with feelings.

“Let’s raise our voice to stop online abuse on social media,” Messi demanded.

“It doesn’t matter if we’re anonymous, celebrities, athletes, referees or fans of the game. No one deserves to be mistreated or insulted.”

“We have lived to see and experience abuse getting worse on each of the networks without anyone doing anything to prevent it.

“We must strongly condemn these hostile attitudes and demand companies that manage the networks to take urgent action against these behaviors,” Messi signed off on the post, which has been ‘liked’ by more than 4.5 million users and counting.

Messi’s message comes as a host of sporting organizations across the UK are boycotting social media platforms this weekend, in a bid to press companies such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to do more to tackle racist abuse.

Also on rt.com ‘Cannot be allowed to continue’: English football announces ‘social media blackout’ to combat online racism

On Friday, Ballon d’Or holder Messi made another upload on social themes which also went viral, being seen almost 4 million times.

In celebration of World Immunization Week, the Argentine announced that that he would be joining UNICEF as vaccines “save the lives of 3 million children around the world every year, protecting them from life-threatening and highly infectious diseases”.

“#VaccinesWork,” he signed off, through a hashtag that accompanied an official video.

In the day job, Messi’s former teammate Daniel Alves has urged his favorite right flank partner not to leave Barcelona in the summer.

“I have said to Messi several times: he was born to be a Barcelona player and Barcelona were born to be his club,” Alves explained in an interview with the Guardian.

“Once he told me to stay in Barcelona because there wasn’t any place that was better. 

“‘Where will you be happier?’ he asked me. So I stayed,” Alves revealed.

“Now I have reminded him of that conversation and that a good friend [him] advised me that Barcelona is the best place ever.”

“I haven’t had an answer from him yet,” Alves confessed.

“But when you leave Barcelona you realize how good it is.

“All the players, and I mean everyone, who has left Barcelona have been sorry. All of them regret leaving,” he insisted.

“When I left the club [to Juventus in 2016], I just wanted to show my value to get back. But, unfortunately, the same people who were against me when I was at the club stayed there,” he said, in a dig at resigned ex-president Josep Bartomeu.

“I showed that I was able to play for Barcelona for another 10 years. I tried to go back. I played to go back to Barcelona, but they didn’t want me anymore,” Alves lamented.

Also on rt.com Barcelona ‘preparing 3-year deal’ to entice Messi to stay – but club legend MUST take paycut on $ 90mn salary

Author: RT
This post originally appeared on RT Sport News

Visceral fat: Aerobic exercise has ‘highest potential’ to eliminate the belly fat

A common misconception is that fat is intrinsically bad but you need a healthy amount to function. Fat helps give your body energy, protects your organs and supports cell growth, among other things. However, an accumulation of visceral fat spells bad news because it lurks near vital organs in the body.
After conducting a comprehensive sweep of credible studies, the researchers found that aerobic training of moderate or high intensity has the “highest potential” to reduce visceral fat in overweight males and females.

These results suggest that an aerobic exercise program, without a low-calorie diet, can effectively reduce the belly fat, the researchers concluded.

What counts as aerobic training?

Aerobic activity will raise your heart rate, and make you breathe faster and feel warmer.

“One way to tell if you’re working at a moderate intensity level is if you can still talk, but not sing,” explains the NHS.

DON’T MISS
Apple cider vinegar: Does it lower blood pressure? [INSIGHT]
Coconut oil: 15 amazing benefits [TIPS]
Fatty liver disease: Stale poo and other symptoms [ADVICE]

Examples include:

  • Brisk walking
  • Water aerobics
  • Riding a bike
  • Dancing
  • Doubles tennis
  • Pushing a lawn mower
  • Hiking
  • Rollerblading.

According to Harvard Health, strength training (exercising with weights) may also help fight visceral fat.

“Spot exercising, such as doing sit-ups, can tighten abdominal muscles, but it won’t get at visceral fat,” the health body adds.

Other key tips for losing the belly fat

Eating a healthy, balanced diet can maximise the benefits of physical activity.

Good sources of protein include chicken breast, tuna, mackerel, salmon, eggs, milk, red lentils, chickpeas, brown bread, nuts and soya.

You should also pay attention to portion size, and emphasise complex carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, and whole grains), advises Harvard Health.

“Replacing saturated fats and trans fats with polyunsaturated fats can also help,” says the health body.

Scientists also hope to develop drug treatments that target abdominal fat, it adds.