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Visceral fat: Why you should get rid of it and three steps how

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Visceral fat is what we know as the harmful belly fat. It is that dense fat that is found inside your abdominal cavity and surrounds vital organs such as your liver, stomach, and intestines.

Since it is inside the abdominal cavity, you might ask how would you know if you have it. Well, if you have a large waist and a protruding belly then most likely you have an abundance of visceral fat.

Visceral fats, which are hard to get rid of, are the result of stress, poor diet, and lack of exercise.

It is important that you get rid of your visceral fats because it could increase your risk for serious diseases and medical conditions such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, heart attacks, Alzheimer's, colon cancer, asthma, breast cancer, and type 2 diabetes.

According to the Daily Express, there are three steps that you can take to get rid of your visceral fats as suggested by Make Your Body Work owner and top fitness professional Dave Smith.

The first step is to eat anti-inflammatory food because it is hard to get rid of visceral fats if your body is dealing with inflammation, said Smith.

He said that in a day, you should eat six servings of vegetables and three servings of fruits. Fruits that are anti-inflammatory are oranges, tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries while for vegetables, you can have green and leafy vegetables like collard greens, kale, and spinach.

The second step is to drink more water. To know how much water your body needs, you divide your weight in pounds by two, the quotient or the answer would be the number of ounces of water that you should be drinking daily.

And, the third step is to regularly do exercises but not with an intensity that would put your body into physical stress that would result in chronic inflammation.

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