Of the various different types of body fat, belly fat is far and away the worst. People with too much fat around their sides, back, and waistlines face a much higher than normal risk of health problems, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Whatever colorful name you prefer to use (spare tire, beer belly, etc.), this “visceral fat” can mash up against and even cover organs, interfering with proper function and causing inflammation.
If you have some excess fat around your midriff, what can you do about it? Eating a balanced diet and getting plenty of exercise are both essential. Sorry, there’s no magic cure! However, there are some home remedies that can help. The video we’ve posted below has more details, but we’ll briefly describe a few of them here.
Apple cider vinegar is a favorite of body builders and fitness nuts. Mix one or two teaspoons into a glass of water and drink it before meals; it helps regulate sugar levels and make you feel full. Garlic may not give you the best breath, but it’s great for fighting fat and cholesterol. Fresh lemon juice is good for increasing your metabolism. Take the juice from one lemon and mix it with a glass of warm water, add a little honey, and drink it on an empty stomach. If lemons aren’t your thing, try the same recipe but with cinnamon, instead. Another drink that can boost your metabolism is green tea: even better, it also contains plenty of health-promoting antioxidants. Watermelon, as the name implies, is mostly water: it’ll fill you right up while also delivering a big load of vitamin C. One healthy food that’s easy to overlook is cabbage, which seems to remove some of the toxins that encourage fat to accumulate.
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