Researchers at the University of Turku in Finland have discovered a type of fat that helps burn energy and supports loss weight. They are calling it “brown fat” and that can play an important role in effective weight management . The study indicates that 50 grams of brown fat can burn 20 percent or more of their daily calorie intake, if properly activated.
Brown fat is in the neck area, located around blood vessels, probably to keep warm blood. It can also be seen in marble with white fat in visceral adipose tissue. Newborns usually have a supply of brown fat to keep your body warm, but in adulthood, most of us have lost our deposits of brown fat.
However, the study showed that brown fat is still present in an adult body can be activated by exposure to cold temperatures. The study participants burn more calories colder temperatures, and also lost the white fat it causes obesity.
According to the study, young people have more brown fat than the elderly, thin people have more people who are obese and people with levels of blood sugar are more people with levels Taller.
The role of low temperatures in brown fat activation
A number of studies have found that low temperatures increase the activity of brown fat. A 2009 study showed Sweden glucose uptake induced by cold was increased by a factor of 15 percent. For the study, researchers immersed food of a subject in an ice bath, while the measuring results with positron emission tomography (PET). A similar study in the Netherlands put subjects in a cold room (61 degrees Fahrenheit) for two hours and found an increase in the activity of brown fat.
Several animal studies indicate exercise can help convert white fat into brown fat. The researchers found in a study a previously unknown enzyme called irisin, which stimulates the conversion. It has not shown the same process will occur in humans, but we do have the same protein.
In his book, The body four hours Tim Ferriss says fat burning potential can be increased by up to 300 percent through the use of ice therapy. Ferriss recommends applying ice packs in the upper back and upper chest for 30 minutes a day, drink 500 milliliters of ice water every morning, take cold showers, and plunge into ice water (bath with water and ice cubes ice) to the waist for 10 minutes, three times a week. If you choose to use ice therapy, inching through the steps and let your body gradually gets used to the cold.
To improve your metabolism, it is also advisable to avoid sugar and grains, which cause resistance to insulin and leptin. Eat lots of whole foods and healthy snacks. Follow a well-rounded exercise program that includes strength training and interval training high intensity. Reduce stress through tools such as meditation, prayer and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).