New ex­pert re­port: Daily dose of Inulin could com­bat TOXIC vis­ceral fat

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Health ex­perts be­lieve inulin could com­bat the ex­treme health risks that are caused by hav­ing high lev­els of vis­ceral fat sur­round­ing in­ter­nal or­gans.

Mostly vis­i­ble around the stom­ach and hips, hav­ing high lev­els of vis­ceral fat can re­strict the func­tion of ma­jor or­gans and has been proven to be detri­men­tal to health; in­creas­ing the risk of type-2 di­a­betes, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, obe­sity, can­cer and de­men­tia.

But fol­low­ing the BBC health se­ries How to Stay

Young, in which pre­sen­ter An­gela Rip­pon was shocked to learn she was at ma­jor risk of se­ri­ous health con­di­tions due to high lev­els of vis­ceral fat, a med­i­cal ex­pert has high­lighted a way to re­duce high lev­els of the toxic fat: inulin.

Inulin is a fi­bre used by the large in­tes­tine to pro­duce short chain fatty acids – proven to pro­mote the loss of vis­ceral fat by in­creas­ing fat me­tab­o­lism. And whilst found nat­u­rally in foods such as as­para­gus, bananas, wheat and chicory root, these foods would need to be con­sumed in ex­tremely large quan­ti­ties to re­alise the true ben­e­fits.

This is why a lead­ing health ex­pert, Dr Ale­jan­dro Pala­cios has sug­gested in­cor­po­rat­ing inulin into a daily diet with a sup­ple­ment.

“A daily dose of inulin can re­ally help to im­prove your health and lower the risk of ma­jor con­di­tions,” he said.

“For many, vis­ceral fat goes un­de­tected and can be prob­lem­atic, even those not recog­nis­ing them­selves as over­weight and ap­pear healthy, es­pe­cially as they age.”

He goes on to ex­plain how it is not easy to get an ef­fec­tive dose of inulin through diet alone, but a sup­ple­ment can make all the dif­fer­ence.

“Re­sults can be seen within a mat­ter of weeks, es­pe­cially when com­bined with an in­crease in phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and a health­ier diet,

and could mean

the dif­fer­ence be­tween life and pre­ma­ture death.”

High blood pres­sure, an in­crease in blood glu­cose lev­els and a higher than rec­om­mended hip-to-waist mea­sure­ment are warn­ing signs of higher lev­els of vis­ceral fat.

A study by Har­vard Univer­sity found that around 10 per cent of our fat is vis­ceral. So if you are car­ry­ing higher amounts of body fat than rec­om­mended, it is likely that you could be stor­ing dan­ger­ous lev­els of vis­ceral fat, putting your health at risk. Greens Or­ganic Inulin is avail­able from Healthy2U. co.uk

INULIN HELPS COM­BAT HID­DEN VIS­CERAL FAT. As fea­tured on the BBC’s ‘How to Stay Young’ se­ries INULIN: Helps to re­duce high lev­els of toxic vis­ceral fat.

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