People also tend to become lazy and cut down their physical activity during winter months.
This can affect their weight loss negatively.
But that doesn’t have to be so.
Healthy Supplies Shop is going to bring you a list of 10 winter foods that can help you reduce belly fat.
People tend to drink more alcohol in winters to beat the cold.
But excess amounts of alcohol can be harmful nonetheless, so make sure to keep a check on your alcohol intake irrespective of the season.
According to the US NIH, alcohol promotes central obesity which includes increase in abdominal fat and around the waist.
As we talk about winters, we can’t forget the hot gulab jamuns, gajar ka halwa, dry fruit laddoos loaded with ghee, and so many other kinds of sweets and halwas that are staples of our winter diet.
But of course, as much as we love to gorge on them, such foods are loaded with sugar, and according to the US NIH, sugar contains fructose that increases the risk of obesity, heart diseases, type-2 diabetes and fatty liver.
The high sugar content may result in abdominal fat gain. You can replace these sugars with jaggery and real honey easily available in the market.
As part of the study, experts from the University of Copenhagen studied eight males who swam during the cold season and went for sauna sessions after their swim for two years, while the other group of swimmers opted for the temperature-specific scenario.
It was found out that cold-weather swimmers were better at adapting to temperature change in their environment and had better thermoregulation.
Furthermore, researchers shared that cold weather swimmers had better activation of brown fat – a special type of body fat, which is activated when the body gets cold. It helps to maintain the body temperature when it’s cold.
Due to higher heat production, winter swimmers burned more calories during cooling.
For the unversed, people with higher brown fat storage have a lower risk of heart disease, coronary artery disease, type-2 diabetes and hypertension.
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