There are two different types of fat:
The fat that is just below the skin is called cutaneous fat, but the really worrisome fat is visceral fat. This is the fat that is found in the [abdomen] and surrounding vital organs.
Visceral fat is the type of fat that is metabolized by the liver, which turns it into cholesterol that circulates in the blood. "Bad" cholesterol, called low-density lipoproteins or LDL, collects in the arteries where it forms plaque, a waxy substance that narrows the arteries.
If you have a protruding belly and large waist, that’s a clear sign you’re storing dangerous visceral fat. While it’s most noticeable and pronounced in obese individuals, anyone can have visceral fit, many without even knowing it.
Being overweight increases the risk for accumulation of visceral fat, but it is not only what you weigh but what you eat that contributes to visceral fat.
Carrying around excess visceral fat is linked with an increased risk for: •Coronary heart disease
Poor diet and lack of exercise can lead to weight gain in the form of visceral fat. Eating a lot of high-fat, high-calorie foods can lead to weight gain and increased visceral fat, especially if you tend to gain weight in your stomach. The types of fat you eat is important as well as the amount. Strictly limit or eliminate processed foods, store-bought baked goods and fried foods to avoid trans fats. Try replacing foods containing saturated and trans fats with those containing polyunsaturated fats, the type in vegetable oils. Eliminate high-fructose corn syrup. A plant-based and nutrient rich diet actually reduces visceral fat as it supports a healthy metabolism that keeps the organs clean and metabolising fats accordingly. Exercise is also key in helping you eliminate visceral fat. #Consciousvibrancy