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How to get rid of visceral fat: Including these foods in your diet may burn the belly fat

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Visceral fat, as opposed to subcutaneous fat, is not visible to the eye. It is rather a type of fat which is stored within the abdominal cavity. It’s due to the fat’s location which makes it such a dangerous type of fat. Located near vital organs, including the stomach, liver and intestines, one’s health risks significantly increase if storing too much of this fat. Thankfully, including any of these four items into your diet will help you get rid of your visceral fat and help burn your belly fat.

Watermelon

Watermelon’s are hydrating fruits rich in lycopene which increases the body’s arginine levels, an amino acid that has been shown to up the body’s fat-burning potential.

At the same time, the juicy and delicious fruit helps the body burn fat and helps to build lean muscle.

Watermelon is rich in vitamin C and contains barely 100 calories, making it the perfect low-calorie snack.

Sodium is a big contributor to a bigger and bloated stomach and watermelon helps to get rid of that.

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Coconut oil

Coconut oil has many health benefits including being a belly fat burner.

Leading health experts agree that by adding coconut oil to your diet, an increase of “good” HDL cholesterol increases with triglycerides being decreased.

In a study involving obese men who added two tablespoons of coconut oil per day to their usual diet lost an average of one inch from their waist without making any other diet changes or increasing their physical activity.

The study revealed that by consuming up to two tablespoons of coconut oil daily could help maximise fat burning and help you get rid of your visceral fat.

Green tea

Numerous studies have suggested that green tea not only helps with weight loss but also helps to reduce the risk of heart disease and protect a person from certain types of cancers.

In a study with 12 healthy men, one group took a green tea extract with the other group taking a placebo.

Green tea helps to benefit the whole body as it contains catechins and antioxidants which studies show can help to reduce belly fat.

Drinking up to four cups of green tea daily has many health benefits including potentially increasing the number of calories a person burns.

BMI Healthcare added: “Looking after your mental wellbeing can have physical effects too.

“Stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue are all factors that can contribute to weight gain, as well as making it harder for you to lose weight.

“Meditation and mindfulness can help to de-stress and improve your mood.

“You should also make sure to do things that make you happy, such as spending time with loved ones or keeping up with a hobby.”



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