The fat that’s not good for you is the white fat. But the good news is that this brown fat keeps bodies warm as a built in heater, burning fuel and raising body temperature. Basically, its metabolically active and it burns calories for you- which is how anyone can lose weight! We know it sounds too good to be true, but it is.
Are you wondering, how do you get this brown fat? Well, right now you can’t just ‘get’ this fat. There is some bad news on that front. It is primarily found in rodents.
Don’t worry all is not lost. Three studies in the New Engaland Journal of Medicine show that in humans, its found in minute quantities around the upper back and neck area. Its found in higher quantities in human babies, who use this as a natural mechanism to keep themselves warm, and metabolically active.
Preliminary research also shows that Green tea extract, EGCG might stimulate brown fat. We’ve already told you how green tea burns more calories. It also helps with healthy hair. And now, it might also stimulate brown fat! That’s enough reason to start drinking the green stuff!
Drug companies are working on figuring out how to stimulate this brown fat & make it active, but a solution to that is still a long time away. So, for now, if you want to burn the fat, start getting some exercise and watch your diet to get your metabolism kicking.
As difficult as it sounds, exercising is very easy, and so is dieting. Also, dieting does not mean eating steamed, bland food. Its about managing the quantity and quality of calories.
As for exercising, if you’re not getting any exercise, start with some simple exercising. The key is to make sure that you’re challenging your body.- Articles, data, text, image or video content posted on this site is checked by the Fitho team of nutritionists & fitness experts, or by research/studies, and opinions are based on our wide experience in helping thousands of people get fit, lose weight & manage their health.