A big belly – abdominal obesity – puts you at risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and cancer.
Too much belly fat points to a buildup of a unique type of fat, called visceral fat, around various internal organs, such as the liver, pancreas and intestines.
Visceral fat is dangerous because it is related to the release of proteins and hormones that can cause inflammation. This inflammation can damage your arteries, enter your liver and negatively affect how your body breaks down sugars and fats.
How to reduce potbelly:
1. Avoid sugars. Soft drinks and fruit juice are high in sugar and will make you put on weight.
2. Eat vegetables. Cabbage, cucumber and spinach help reduce fats.
3. Eat proteins. Meats, fish and eggs help build lean weight.
4. Intermittent fasting is good for your weight and body functions.
5. Hit the gym 4-5 times a week. Lift weights preferably, no matter how small – it’s good for your muscles.
6. Say goodbye to alcohol. It causes fatty liver and stresses out your liver.
7. Reduce your stress level. Have rest periods.
8. Rest more. Specifically, have sufficient 6-9 hours of sleep per night.
9. Drink more water. It’s good for your metabolism, weight loss and body functions.
Source: First Doctor