There are two types of belly fat, namely subcutaneous and visceral.
Subcutaneous means beneath (sub) the skin (cutaneous) which is the fat you can pinch.
We store this fat in areas like our love handles, inner thighs, triceps and our bellies.
A moderate amount of subcutaneous fat is essential for a healthy body.
But, like most things in life too much subcutaneous fat can be harmful.
... ››› more
Some foods contain chemicals that are conducive to weight loss because they have fat burning properties...
Introduce them to your diet and you could reduce your weight loss efforts - just by eating! Add these top seven fat burning foods to your daily diet for great results!
Make green tea your drink of choice to quench that thirst, satisfy your minimum daily fluid intake while a... ››› more
Even though our ancestors have genetically prepared us to handle exposure to sunlight, intense or prolonged exposure does impose a certain amount of extra stress on your skin.
And, while lathering yourself with sun cream may seem like a good idea, there's another completely natural way to prevent sunburn.
Keep reading... The one vitamin that helps prevent sunburn
For most creatures, spe... ››› more
Is this excruciating heat keeping you indoors? It doesn't take long in the sun in this kind of heat to burn. And, sunburn isn't just painful and ugly when you start peeling, it increases your chances for skin cancer, so prevention is key.
You can lather yourself with sunscreen but most of them contain harmful chemicals so they're not ideal. They also stop your body from converting UV rays into ... ››› more
If you suffer from heartburn and acid reflux, also referred to as gastro oesophageal reflux disease (or GERD for short), it's important that you read on.
Researchers noted a rise in both GERD and oesophageal cancer in the past years. It seems our diet choices and obesity have led to this rise.
One of the ways to prevent oesophageal cancer is by treating heartburn.
Keep reading to find ... ››› more
Heartburn is everything but pleasant. The stabbing pain in the chest and fiery sensation in the throat is enough to put a downer on any day.
Unfortunately, antacids and heartburn medication have proven less helpful than initially anticipated. The list of side-effects of taking these meds is scary:
* Stomach infections - of the serious kind - Clostridium difficile (C. Diff) and Campylobacter... ››› more
Can cinnamon help counteract an overload of calories? That's what a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute in the United States suggests.
The study found that cinnamaldehyde, the essential oil that gives the common holiday spice its flavour, ramps up metabolism to burn fat. Read on for the full findings.
Mice studies have linked cinnamaldehyd... ››› more
If you suffer from regular heartburn, you probably rely on antacids to relieve the pangs in your stomach and bitter taste in your mouth that come after eating a big meal or spicy plate of food. Popping antacids as you need them may seem harmless, but it's actually not…
While there's nothing wrong with taking antacids when you have really bad heartburn every now and again, this medication isn'... ››› more
Do you find it hard to keep up the workouts over the festive season? You're not alone! After all, there's nothing like a jam-packed day of social activities to take the wind right out of your well-intentioned workout plans...
But before you scrap your sweat sessions, consider the fact that you can squeeze in an entire workout that will help you build up muscle and burn fat without straying too ... ››› more
Almost everyone will experience heartburn, characterised by a burning sensation in your chest and a slightly bitter taste in your mouth, at some point in life, according to the National Institutes of Health.
So why is it that most people are completely clueless about the condition? Sure, you may know that fatty foods can trigger heartburn, or that spicy foods worsen that burning feeling - but d... ››› more
Disclaimer: Copyright 2020, Fleet Street Publications. The information contained herein is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy cannot be guaranteed. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this publication. We do research all our recommendations and articles thoroughly, but we disclaim all liability for any inaccuracies or omissions found in this publication. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by means of electronic or mechanical, including recording , photocopying, or via a computerised or electric storage or retrieval system without permission granted in writing from the publishers.