JWM Health Trivia: Is Visceral, Subcutaneous Or Polyunsaturated Fat Most Harmful To Our Bodies?
Answer: Visceral fat is the most harmful type of fast for our bodies. Visceral fat accumulates around the organs and is extremely hard to loose. It is most commonly found around the liver. Visceral cells can lead to health complications including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and dementia. Subcutaneous fat is fat that is stored under the skin. It is much easier to loose than visceral fat and is much less harmful. Subcutaneous fat is the type of fat calipers capture with skin folds to estimate overall body fat percentage. Polyunsaturated fat is a type of fat in food. It is vital for proper body function. According to the American Heart Association, "polyunsaturated fats can have a beneficial effect on your health when consumed in moderation and when used to replace saturated fats or trans fats. Polyunsaturated fats can help reduce the cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease. They also include essential fats that your body needs but can’t produce itself – such as omega-6 and omega-3. To learn how to eat healthy, join the JWM Food Program here.