Do you think fat is useless substance to the body? Let’s see. Fat is very important, protective tissue of animal kingdom. Fat is known to have two main purposes. Fat stores excess calories in a safe manner so you can mobilize the fat stores when you are hungry. Fat release hormones, which control metabolism. When the toxins in the body exceed normal level, fat tissue will support to store the toxins.
Types of fat-
They are brown, white, subcutaneous, visceral, and belly fat.
It’s known that children have more brown fat than adults and it helps them keep warm. Scientists have found that lean people tend to have more brown fat than overweight or obese people. Brown fat stores decline in adults but still help with warmth. Brown fat is now thought to be like muscle than like white fat. When activated, brown fat burns white fat.
White fat is much more plentiful than brown. The job of white fat is to store energy and produce hormones that are then secreted into bloodstream. Small fat cells produce a “good guy” hormone called adiponectin, which makes the liver and muscles sensitive to the hormone insulin, in the process making us less susceptible to diabetes and heart disease. While gaining weight fat cell number will not increase, cell size will increase. When people become fat, adiponectin production slows down or shuts down, setting them up for disease.
Fat Subcutaneous fat is found directly under the skin. In terms of overall health, subcutaneous fat in the thighs and buttocks, for instance, may not be as bad as visceral fat and may have some potential benefits.
Visceral or “deep” fat “wraps around the inner organs and creates trouble for your health. How do you know if you have it? If you have a large waist or belly, of course you have visceral fat. As the length of belt increases, span of life will reduce. In the constitution of body, women will have more fat percentage than male for the purpose of child bearing and lactation.
A high-risk waist circumference is:
Some basic natural ways to counter fat:
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