Visceral fat lurks within the abdominal cavity, neighbouring several vital organs, including the liver, stomach and intestines. According to Harvard Health, researchers have identified a host of chemicals that link visceral fat to a surprisingly wide variety of diseases. The fact that visceral fat is hidden from view makes it highly pernicious.
It may be hard to reach but making healthy dietary interventions has been shown to to breach its defences.
One of the more surprising solutions is to ingest vinegar, suggests a study published in the journal Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry.
Acetic acid (AcOH), a main component of vinegar, has been found to suppress body fat accumulation in animal studies.
Hence, researchers in the study investigated the effects of vinegar intake on the reduction of body fat mass in obese Japanese in a double-blind trial.
READ MORE: How to get rid of visceral fat: Both moderate and high intensity exercise eliminates fat
The subjects were randomly assigned to three groups of similar body weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference.
During the 12-week treatment period, the subjects in each group ingested 500 ml daily of a beverage containing either 15 ml of vinegar, 30 ml of vinegar, or 0 ml of vinegar…