This Is Why Belly Fat Is Dangerous For You

This Is Why Belly Fat Is Dangerous For You


Hey there, viewers! We live in an age of fast food. It’s no wonder people are putting on weight. Did you know that belly fat can lead to major
health-related issues? Usually belly fat increases the risk of diseases
like type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are many related health risks. In this video, we’ll talk about them. #1 Increases The Risk of Asthma Let’s begin this with some research! A study was conducted to find the correlation
between belly fat and the risk of asthma. Adults age 19 to 55 took part in it. The results showed that people with belly
fat were almost twice as likely to get asthma. Sadly, it is yet to be established why this
correlation exists. Therefore most experts have stated they would
need to investigate this issue further. This doesn’t mean that you will get asthma. You’re just at a higher risk. You can obviously prevent it by burning belly
fat. Try walking for example. In fact, we have a video on how walking can
help burn fat. If you haven’t watched it yet, we suggest
you do so. #2 Resistance To Insulin When you have too much fat in front of your
stomach and abdomen, you run the risk of becoming insulin resistant. When that happens, your body’s cells stop
responding to the insulin hormone. In most cases, this leads to type 2 diabetes,
gestational diabetes and pre diabetes. Once again, similar to our previous point,
we aren’t trying to scare you. These are all the possibilities that can happen. So start decreasing belly fat while you still
can. It will be slightly harder, if you already
have high insulin levels. But it’s not impossible. #3 High Blood Pressure When you have belly fat, your blood vessels
become strained. This puts pressure on your arteries and heart. As a result, your ticker needs to pump blood
at a faster rate, raising the blood pressure levels of your body. A recent study was conducted on more than
10,000 people. Its purpose was to figure out if high blood
pressure or hypertension was actually linked to belly fat. Even then, it was noticed that belly fat increases
the risk of raising blood pressure by 19%. On that note, we also did a video on the different
types of food that help lower your blood pressure. Feel free to check it out whenever you can,
it will help if you are dealing with hypertension. #4 Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a condition where a patient
experiences breathing difficulties while sleeping. Many people who suffer from this condition
often complain about fatigue even after a full night’s rest. Some people also develop a habit of snoring
while sleeping. So how does belly fat affect this condition? According to experts, belly fat creates an
obstruction in your body. This makes it harder for oxygen to circulate. In one study, it was found that sleep apnea
patients who reduced belly fat experienced a better quality of sleep than those who didn’t. #5 Increases Risk of Cancer This just keeps getting more serious. According to a study conducted on over 40,000
adults, it was found that those who have belly fat had an increased risk of getting different
types of cancer. The same study has linked obesity with 13
different types of cancer including breast, colorectal and pancreatic. So the next time you see that your belly fat
is increasing, don’t ignore it. Instead, do something about it. Of course, this is not applicable to you if
you don’t have excessive belly fat. So what can you do? For starters, you can burn the fat. There are many methods of burning belly fat,
starting from proper diet to proper exercise. Let’s talk about a few of them in detail. #1 Drink Green Tea Don’t confuse it for an ordinary drink. Green tea contains catechins and antioxidants
that help to prevent inflammation and burn fats. Isn’t that great news? That’s not the only benefit either! Remember how we mentioned earlier that belly
fat makes you insulin resistant? Well green tea has been proven to fight insulin
resistance. This is not just the result of one trial,
but a common thing that was observed in 17 different studies. #2 Consume More Fiber Dietary fiber helps your stomach-related problems. It absorbs the water and forms a gel that
slows down the digestion process. This allows the food to properly process. Because of this, the body needs to burn more
calories as well as fat. Since all this will be happening in your stomach,
your belly fat will be the first to go. Just make sure you don’t over-indulge on
fiber. You will lose your appetite. Some foods that are rich sources of dietary
fiber are avocado, legumes and blackberries. #3 Consume Lots of Protein As ironic as it may sound, eating more protein
can help you burn belly fat. One study in particular highlights that eating
more protein can increase fat-burning activity. As a result, people who eat a lot of protein
usually have flatter tummies than those who don’t. Luckily, protein isn’t that hard to obtain. You can get a large amount of it from foods
like meat, eggs, fish, dairy and beans. If you are into strength training, protein
can be particularly useful for you, as it doesn’t allow the loss of muscle mass. #4 Do More Cardio Simple exercises like cardio could prove to
be very effective when it comes to burning fat. Apart from that, they also help burn calories. One study has noted that moderate to intense
cardio training significantly reduces belly fat. Even walking, running or cycling could prove
to be very useful when it comes to reducing belly fat. This brings us to our next point. #5 Drink More Water Drinking water is one of the best ways to
reduce belly fat. Of course, water alone won’t make the cut. You would have to workout and eat properly. It can increase the effect of your hard work. So just make sure you are drinking about 3
litres of water everyday. Apart from that, drinking water helps keep
you hydrated and assists in many of the body’s biochemical functions. Alright, we’ve spoken about risks related
to belly fat, as well as how to burn it. Let’s talk about the causes… #1 Consumption of Fat No, we aren’t talking about foods like egg
or meat. We are talking about junk foods. A lot of junk foods are low in other forms
of nutrients, you need to cut down on the consumption of such foods. #2 Stress There are many things that are caused by stress
and belly fat just happens to be one of them. This is because stress drives overeating and
causes a lot of fat storage in your body. Most of which will go to your gut. This can be easily countered with some simple
lifestyle changes though. #3 Too Much Alcohol Ever heard of beer belly? This is the belly fat caused by excessive
consumption of alcohol. Unfortunately, this fat comes with the risk
of liver and heart disease. The sooner you kick drinking, the better off
you’ll be. #4 Lack of Physical Activity In the modern 9 to 5 world, we don’t get
enough time to workout. So it’s important to stay as active as we
can. Lack of physical activity means the nutrients
that we get from the things we eat won’t be processed. These will then turn into fat and some will
find their way into our gut. Are facing any issues with belly fat? Have you tried anything to get rid of it? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!