Is there anything in the country with a worse reputation than fat?
They'll WARN you not to eat it…
They'll URGE you to burn it off…
And they'll INSIST it's the root of ALL your health problems.
Meanwhile, no one ever stops to wonder if maybe they've fingered the WRONG bad guy.
Well, friend, it's time to take the fear outta fat… including the type already inside your body.
Because while there IS one form you want to burn off as much as you can… there's another type of fat you need to know about…
One that could play a critical role in your health and metabolism.
And now, the latest research reveals one more power of this type of fat…
It just might SAVE your brain from cognitive decline… dementia… or a whole lot worse!
OK, the bad stuff is WHITE fat…
And not IN your food… where it's totally fine… but ON your body.
White fat constitutes the "visceral fat" that builds up in your middle -- making it tough to fit into your pants, for one, but more importantly can ENGULF your organs and practically strangle the poor things.
Too much white fat could also SCREW with hormone levels… and DRIVE UP inflammation…
Including inflammation in the BRAIN… which is why obesity and diabetes are such close pals with cognitive decline and dementia.
But you've got ANOTHER type of fat – one that may help CANCEL OUT white fat.
It's called beige fat.
A new animal study finds beige fat could help UNDO the inflammatory effects of white fat on the brain.
In mice bred WITHOUT beige fat, their other forms of fat… such as subcutaneous fat, which is normally a mix of white and beige… began to act like all-white visceral fat…
RAMPING UP inflammation, including in the brain.
The mice essentially AGED FASTER… leading to cognitive problems and a host of other health issues, including diabetes.
Then, the researchers conducted a second experiment, transplanting beige fat into obese mice with dementia…
And believe it or not, they had improvements in memory and cognitive function.
The beige fat, it seemed, TRIGGERED an immune response that cut inflammation in the brain.
The downside is most of us DON'T HAVE ENOUGH beige fat – and most Americans have WAY TOO MUCH white fat to boot.
The other downside is that it was a study on mice, not people.
But you DO want to bring your fat back into balance for better health AND better cognitive function… because too much white fat is as bad for people as it is for rodents.
First, you can burn off some of that white fat with a simple low-carb diet.
Try it. It works. Trust me.
As the white fat MELTS away… the ratio of white-to-beige will swing back into your favor…
Although it might not be quite enough via diet alone.
So, the second option is to boost beige fat more directly -- and I don't mean by getting a "fat transplant" like those mice had.
It's a little easier than that!
The antioxidant resveratrol , for example, has been shown in animal studies to raise beige levels. So could the herbal remedy berberine (which is also great for blood sugar control).
And if you like spicy food, you're in luck…
Capsaicin, which gives chili peppers that fire-breathing heat, also helps turn up the temperature in your body… transforming unhealthy white fat cells into the much better beige ones.