Studies have shown that eating more certain types of food can help activate brown fat cells. This may help fight the epidemic of obesity that has plagued the U.S. for decades. However, the key is to eat the right kinds of foods. In addition to a diet rich in healthy fats, some foods also contain specific amino acids that stimulate the activation of these cells. Some of these nutrients are found in certain fruits and vegetables.
Researchers have found that there is some correlation between the amount of white and brown fat. They have also noted that more people with a higher percentage of white fat have higher levels of both types of fat. However, they are still not sure how to regulate the amount of each. Scientists are also trying to understand how to turn on and off the activity of the former. For example, turning on the activity of brown adipose tissue would benefit obese people, who have more visceral fat. In addition, researchers are studying how the distribution of body fat affects cardiovascular and metabolic health.
What is brown fat? In layman’s terms, brown fat is the fat that you will naturally find in animals like squirrels and rabbits and ducks and geese. Brown fat is different from regular white fat because it contains a high percentage of saturated fat which is a great advantage for your health. Regular white fat is metabolised differently by the body and as such is only a small source of energy for the body. Therefore, regular consumption of brown fat is good for you because it burns fat efficiently.
Do you realize there are various types of fat? The stuff clinging to your thighs, belly and on the backs of your arms might appear the same, however there are some differences on a cellular level.