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10 Home Remedies For Belly Fat Burn
Belly Fat or Central Obesity is the accumulation of excessive fat layers around the belly/stomach area. Abdominal obesity or belly fat is not a condition to be taken lightly. The medically recognized health condition can be a cause of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and other diseases, Apart from elderly people and obese individuals, belly fat are also found in people suffering from other diseases related to brain (Alzheimer’s), and vascular and metabolic diseases.
The visceral fat layer is found in the stomach areas of the body. This fat layer lies in-between the organs of the abdominal cavity and the abdominal wall. An excess of visceral fat deposition leads to protrusion of the belly. The “beer belly” or the “pot belly” gives rise to an “apple shape” body.
Energy imbalance occurs when a person consumes more fat and calories that he/she needs for carrying out the daily activities. The imbalance gives rise to obesity and deposition of visceral fat on the stomach. Apart from obesity, decreased sensitivity towards insulin and lip dysregulation can also give rise to body and belly fat.
Cushing Syndrome (a form of hypercortisolism), side effects of certain medications (steroids, including dexamethasone), a diet containing estrogenic compounds, intake of chemicals that disrupt endocrine functions, and maternal smoking are some causes of central obesity and belly fat. Higher consumption of alcohol can also give rise to the condition. Home remedies can cure belly fat fully and completely when accompanied by physical activity. You can do some exercise regularly and choose the remedies to get rid of the condition.
Here Are 10 Home Remedies For Belly Fat Burn
Lemon juice helps you to lower abdominal fat by being almost devoid of calories. Intake of some lemon juice (mixed in a glass of water) in the morning also provides for boosting of metabolic rates. As the body metabolism peaks higher, it burns more calories during the day, thereby providing for loss of visceral fat.
Stop the Consumption of White Rice
White rice, the form of rice eaten most throughout the world, is a kind of processed rice. This rice is devoid of all kinds of vitamins that the rice-grain contains. As the outer fiber and other layers (germ, husk and bran) of the rice is removed during its processing and milling, it also does not contain any fiber, vitamins or minerals. White rice only has high amounts of carbohydrates and 90% of the food consists of carbohydrates. The carbohydrates are stored in the body in the form of visceral fat, thereby causing pot belly. While trying to lose belly fat, you should go for millets, wheat and other kinds of whole grains that has its outer shell preserved. You can also eat brown rice, as it has a more balanced nutrient and fiber composition.
While the saturated and trans-fat cause accumulation of fat inside the body and cause obesity, good fats like poly-saturated and the mono-saturated fats are good for health. Almond consists of these good fats that add satiation to your meals. As you get easily satiated by consuming only a few of almonds, your food/calorie consumption decreases. Apart from good fats, almonds are also rich in soluble fiber, that further adds satiation to the meal.
Beans contain a number of proteins that are essential for the body. Beans are also high in fiber and increase the satiation value offered by a meal. A belly fat condition can also be accompanied by high cholesterol levels in the blood. Beans have been found to be effective in lowering the bad cholesterol level in the body. People who have belly fat or suffer from obesity should include more beans in their diet, in the form pulses.
Drink More Water
Water boosts up the metabolism and is devoid of calories. You should drink more water when trying to lose belly fat.
Avoid Consuming Sugary Substances
The sugar that is consumed by us is stored in the form of visceral fat, on the belly. If you are consuming more calories in the form of sugar than your body needs, it will be deposited in the form of visceral fat. When trying to lower belly fat, stay away from all kinds of sugary drinks and sweets. Also avoid eating foods containing oil.
Garlic is a diuretic and hence boosts up the metabolic processes of the body. Eating raw garlic cloves, or garlic in other forms, can hence provide for more energy consumption in the body. Garlic also has a substance that can reduce blood pressure, and can curtail artery hardening. Obese individuals suffering from cardiovascular diseases should eat a few garlic cloves every morning, to gain dual benefits.
Avoid High-Fat Non Vegetarian Food
Non vegetarian food has high amounts of cholesterol and fats that directly enhance the belly fat. When trying to lose fat, always eat more high fiber and vegetarian foods like whole grains and pulses, which can provide you adequate protein while being low in fats. You should not stop drinking skimmed or fat free milk though, as it has certain necessary vitamins (for example, Vitamin B12) that foods of animal origin can only contain. Also avoid eating the yellow portion of eggs (egg yolk) that is high in cholesterol. Some animal foods like fish and poultry do not have excessive fat, but they do not have as much fiber as fruits, vegetables and whole grains do. Hence, you should choose your diet wisely, so that you consume all the necessary nutrients, but lesser of fats and cholesterol.
The spices improve digestion and provide for good health. You can add spices like cinnamon, turmeric and others to your dishes when trying to lose weight and belly fat.
The tomato has a lipid reducing compound by the name 9-Oxo-ODA. The tomato has another exclusive nutrient and substance as well by the name "lycopene" that can fight/prevent cancer. Obese individuals are more prone to cancer and hence should include more tomatoes in their diet for reducing belly fat.