The hidden dangers of too much body fat

What a leaner body can do for you

For many of us, our biggest worry about being overweight is that we don’t look as great as we’d like. However, we should be more concerned about how the excess fat affects the inside of our body, and how it could cause serious health problems.

That’s because one of the greatest dangers of carrying too much body fat is that the fat can start to influence the way in which our organs function.

Types of fat

We have two types of fat in our bodies. Subcutaneous fat is the fat that we store just under our skin, the fat that we can feel on our arms, legs and belly.

Visceral fat is body fat that is stored within the abdominal cavity and is therefore stored around a number of important internal organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas and intestines.

What a leaner body can do for YOU

Besides looking great, by lowering your body fat percentage, you’re effectively lowering your chances of developing serious heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.

That’s because visceral fat is known to cause inflammation in the colon and the artery walls, causing them to narrow over time. Narrow arteries mean a higher risk of interrupted blood supply to major organs like your heart and brain, which increases the risk of conditions like angina, heart attacks and strokes. It is also a major cause of diabetes and some types of cancer.

Research even suggests that visceral fat affects mood by increasing production of the stress hormone, cortisol, and reducing levels of feel-good endorphins. So, along with being really bad for your body, it seems that visceral fat can also make you feel depressed.

How Herbex can help you achieve a healthier, leaner body

With Herbex’s holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle, you’ll have all the support you need to not only lose the fat, but keep it off too for a long and healthy life.

Find a Herbex fat loss product that’s right for you, or shop online now and have your favourite Herbex product delivered to your door!

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