Fatty tissue comes in two forms – visceral fat and subcutaneous fat, and the key distinction is that the former accumulates dangerously close to internal organs, such as your liver, pancreas and intestines.
As a result, visceral fat can interfere with vital bodily processes, triggering a host of chronic complications, such as insulin resistance – a precursor to diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
It is therefore vital to keep visceral fat at bay if you want to lead a long and healthy life.
Diet plays a key role in fighting the harmful belly fat, and making even simple dietary tweaks can help.
To that end, a growing body of evidence suggests consuming certain drinks to curb the harmful belly fat.
Courtesy of Mays Al-Ali, nutritionist at HealthyMays.com, here are three drinks proven to reduce visceral fat.
Pack your drinks full of protein
According to Mays Al-Ali, beverages that are high in protein can curb hunger, decrease appetite and promote fullness, which is important when trying to shed excess pounds.
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Drink Green tea
As Al-Ali explains, it’s full of antioxidants especially catechins that are known to boost metabolism naturally and increase fat burning.
“Matcha especially is a type of green tea that has the most amount of antioxidants and catechins in it, so it’s a great choice for weight loss,” she says.
As an added benefit, both green tea and matcha…