A huge stomach could mean something that has already stored a considerable amount of visceral fat. There is a danger here considering that of all the "fats" that exist, this is the most dangerous since it is the one near the vital organs.
You can find visceral fat in the abdominal cavity. It is close to the intestines, liver and pancreas. By the time you have a large amount of this type of fat, your risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes also increases.
So how could you get rid of this nasty fat? There is an effective diet, which has been shown to help eliminate visceral fat.
A March 2019 study revealed that the keto diet effectively reduces visceral fat. This type of diet is basically low in carbohydrates but high in fat. Protein is also included to complete the body's nutritional needs.
The study itself was commissioned by the US military. This came after a series of concerns arose due to the growing problem of obesity within the US military. UU.
The keto diet can help eliminate visceral fat Photo: Mrs. Kallend – Pixabay
As reported by Express, the study was titled Extended ketogenic diet and physical training intervention in military personnel. 29 people participated, of which 15 were subjected to a keto diet. The other 14 continued with their own regular diets.
The result of the study was surprising. The 15 people who followed the keto diet were able to lose 17 pounds in the three month study period. They came to shed 5.1% of body fat. Of this 5.1%, 44% was visceral fat.
The study also noted that they improved their insulin sensitivity by 48%. As a result, they were able to reduce their risk of developing diabetes.
Now that it has been established how effective the keto diet is to get rid of visceral fat, it is time to take note of what foods are included in this diet.
Some of the best foods you could have on a keto diet include eggs, raw meat, fish, shellfish, high-fat dairy like cheese and butter, and vegetables that grow above the ground. You can also opt for nuts and berries, but both should be eaten in moderation.