A camel hump contains fat to use as food storage during long desert treks. But that hump didn't originate in the desert, but rather in the arctic.
According to Dr. Mark Hyman, your diet should be 75% carbs by volume if you want to be healthy and in good shape.
Subcutaneous fat is stored just beneath the skin and can be pinched with your fingers. Visceral fat lies deep within the abdominal walls and surrounds the organs. Visceral fat tends to cause bad health, and subcutaneous fat, especially in legs, butt, and thighs tends to be protective. Visit Insider’s Health […]
Omega-3 fatty acids can improve your heart health by lowering blood pressure and reducing triglycerides. Omega-3 fatty acids can also combat chronic inflammation, which has been linked to diabetes, cancer, and high cholesterol levels. To get enough omega-3 in your diet, you should eat fatty fish like salmon or mackerel […]
The Department of Veteran Affairs is experimenting with the keto diet to treat diabetic patients, partnering with a company called Virta Health to provide free treatments to 400 veterans. The treatment is based on research showing that low-carb diets can prevent spikes in blood sugar, effectively “reversing” the symptoms of […]
Trans fatty acids, or trans fats, are a type of fat that has long been linked to health risks, including heart disease. New research has found that trans fats may also significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, by as much as 75%. Although the FDA […]
A camel hump can store up to 36 kilograms of fat and sustain the camel for weeks or even months without food. Camel fat is loaded with fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals.Desert Farms, a company that sells camel fat, says that just one tablespoon contains three times the amount of […]
Foods high in fat and calories aren’t necessarily going to cause weight gain, and some may even aid in weight loss. Low-fat options like only eating egg whites may be less beneficial than eating the entire egg. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and nuts are calorie-dense – […]
Cellulite can make you feel uncomfortable, but it’s incredibly common. Women are more prone to having cellulite due to body structure and hormones. There are some helpful treatments, but there’s no permanent cure for cellulite. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. The good news: More celebrities, athletes, and influencers are […]
Even though they’re typically not over 2 feet tall, pigs can weigh hundreds of pounds. Brown bears are technically considered obese. Camel humps actually contain fat. The animal kingdom boasts wild diversity in size, shape, and features of animals, but some are defined by their weight. Fat’s not necessarily a […]
Sumo wrestlers eat up to 7,000 calories a day and weigh as much as 400 pounds. Yet they don’t suffer from heart attacks, strokes, or other symptoms of obesity. Their secret is in their name – sumo wrestler. Regular intense exercise prevents the build-up of visceral fat, which causes metabolic […]
I tried the Mediterranean diet, a whole-foods meal plan based on vegetables, fish, and healthy fats like those from olive oil and avocados. The plan has been linked to benefits like a lower risk of disease, a healthier mind, and reduced symptoms of depression. I learned a lot while trying […]
Body mass index, or BMI, is determined by taking one’s weight in kilograms and dividing that number by the square of their height in meters. Many argue that BMI is inadequate in evaluating a person’s health as it ignores important factors such as family history, genetics, lifestyle, age, gender, and […]
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Bacon and sausage are arguably the most popular breakfast meat options. Bacon is the lower-calorie and lower-fat option of the two. A serving of sausage links contains the most protein, but the protein content of sausage patties and bacon strips is comparable. When it comes to breakfast foods, few are […]
A startup called Forever Labs freezes and stores people’s stem cells as a kind of back-up drive for their future selves. The company is now offering a way to bank stem cells from fat stores instead of bone marrow. Stem cells have a range of potential therapeutic uses in conditions […]