Does Beer Causes Potbelly ? What You Need To Know.
Many people believe that beer drinkers all over the world have a tendency to grow potbelly, In fact Some Nigerian men with potbelly would have been advised by their peers to stay away from alcohol simply because they
believed alcohol causes potbelly. Could this be true? Is it beer that causes potbelly ? Remember, not all beer drinkers have potbelly, In fact there are some regular beer drinkers with six-pack abs. Am sure you will have seen one around you. So what really causes men to develop potbelly? After all, we have non-drinkers of alcohol with potbelly.
Beer consumption partly causes potbelly due to excess calories in them.A typical beer has 150 calories, if the calories obtained by consuming beer are not burnt through physical fitness, such drinker has the tendency to grow potbelly. Having a potbelly can’t be difficult for a man that consumes an average of 5 bottles of beer everyday without engaging in regular physical exercise , coupled with the calories he obtained from beverages or oversized portions of foods.
Any kind of calories whether from alcohol, sugary beverages, or oversized portions of food can increase belly fat.
When the body takes more calories than it burns, the excess calories
are stored as fat.
” Alcohol intake is associated with bigger waists, because when you drink alcohol, the liver burns alcohol instead of fat,” says Michael Jensen, MD,Obesity researcher with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Beer bellies seem to be more prominent in older people.The reason is simple, as you get older, your calorie needs to go down, you often become less active, and gaining weight gets easier. Belly fat has been linked to a
variety of health problems such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and High Blood Pressure(HBP).
Regular physical excercise can help reduce body fat.People with belly fat often engage in abdominal exercises with the aim of losing fat, but abdominal exercises will only help you in holding your belly fat and strengthen your core muscles , it won’t eliminate fat. The best way to lose fat is to lose weight, this can be achieved by watching your calorie intake
and engaging in aerobic exercises like runnning, cycling and swimming.