By replacing refined carbohydrate and sugars with a diet rich in healthy fats like medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) and Omega-3 fatty acids, one can actually speed up their body’s ability to burn visceral belly fat through diet and exercise.
MCTs, aside from being natural appetite suppressants, are absorbed by the body much quicker than other fats, thus becoming an immediate energy source. Because these fats are used straightaway by the body, they are less likely to be stored as visceral fat. MCTs are found in Coconut Oil.
MUFAs help decrease visceral fat gain by increasing one’s basal metabolic rate. Not only are Avodados and Almonds a good source of MUFAs, but they are also high in fiber, helping with early satiety.
Omega-3s not only speed up metabolism, but also trigger the body’s ability to produce leptin, helping with appetite suppression. Foods rich in omega-3s are Salmon and Sacha Inchi Seeds/Oil.