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Scientist explains how your body burns fat

Published Jun 29, 2018, 2:55 pm IST
Updated Jun 29, 2018, 2:55 pm IST
Also find out how excess fat impacts your health
Scientist explains how your body burns fat. (Photo: Pexels)
 Scientist explains how your body burns fat. (Photo: Pexels)

Maintaining a physical routine to stay fit is essential to our health.

To really understand the process and need to burn fat through exercise, you have to learn how fat gets stored in the body.


A scientist explains the procedure in a report by The Converstation. He also explains the process of burning fat and the benefits.

The main reason fat cells exists is to store energy. When there is excess energy from foods high in calorie, the body expands the number of fat cells, as well as the size, according to the report. It will also deposit fat cells on our organs and muscles to be able to make space for extra energy.

The problem with excess fat cells is that they do not function properly, as they store energy at a very high rate and release them at a slow rate. They also produce various unusual hormones, which increase inflammation, cause one to develop diseases and slow down metabolism.


How fat burns

Fat burning does two things:

* Uses the stored energy to fuel new activity.
* Puts an end to storing too many fat cells.

The brain then signals fat cells to release the fatty acid molecules into the bloodstream. The heart, lungs and muscle break them up to use the stored energy. Whatever is left is discarded through respiration or urine.

Over time, this helps decrease the amount of fat cells, which leads to better health like improving metabolism, decrease inflammation and help you live longer.