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  1. The Dangers Of Visceral Fat

    What is Visceral Fat? Excess belly fat can be unattractive, but there’s more to it than just that. Subcutaneous fat is stored below your skin, and visceral fat is stored in your abdominal area. It is packed around the spaces surrounding your major internal organs, such as your pancreas, liver and intestines. Having some visceral fat is normal, but too much of it can pose a health risk, which will be further explained below. Contrary to popular belief, not only overweight people have visceral fat – anyone can have it. How Visceral Fat Develops When carbohydrates are digested, they are first broken down into sugars and then glucose. Carbohydrates, sugary food and processed starch like white rice and bread can result in a rush of converted glucose in the blood stream when consumed. Excess glucose in the blood stream triggers the pancreas to produce and release insulin in copious amounts. Insulin is a hormone that balances the blood sugar level. There is a correlation between glucose and fat. As the released insulin stores the glycogens as fat, the blood sugar level drops significantly and leaves a person feeling hungry again. Insulin can also affect the hormones such as the adrenal glands that control stress, strong ravenous urges to eat and abrupt mood swings can occur. Similarly, the liver also stores glycogen, but once the storage limit is reached, excess glucose is converted into fatty acids. These fatty acids are released back into the blood stream and converted into stored body fat, adding to the visceral fat in the body. Why Visceral Fat is Dangerous  Visceral fat can cause inflammation - it creates inflammatory and hormonal molecules and deposits them straight into the liver. This results in both inflammation and increased hormone-disrupting reactions. Inflammation has been found to be a driver of most diseases, such as arthritis, diabetes, obesity, stroke and cancer. Hence, an increase in these inflammatory reactions can directly result in an increase in these diseases. It also plays a role in damaging your body’s metabolism. Your metabolism is controlled by the amount of stored fat you have. Visceral fat can disrupt your appetite and hunger levels. Hormonal changes can take place, leading to overeating. As mentioned above, excess visceral fat can lead to hormonal changes. These changes include galanin, serotonin and an array of other brain neurotransmitters – all that can impact your mood negatively. How to Avoid Having Visceral Fat Healthy Eating Habits Healthy eating does not refer to unhealthy fad dieting such as starving yourself, only eating cabbage or drinking fruit juice. Doing so might result in weight loss for a period of time, but can be extremely damaging to the body and also be unsustainable over the long run. Since you know that refined sugars, carbohydrates, and processed foods can contribute to developing trans-fat, start by cutting down and limiting your consumption of them. Whether the carbohydrates in food are complex or simple, they eventually break down into sugar molecules and are subsequently stored as fat in the body. Therefore, it is important to refrain from consuming carbohydrates and sugar, such as rice, noodles, pastries and even fruit juice. Healthy fibre options such as vegetables and konjac root have very few calories. Proteins from fish, soy, eggs, tofu and nuts not only trigger satiety but are also used in many bodily functions. Healthy fat from butter, olive oil and avocados also serve many bodily functions. Taking these foods can promote an overall healthy food intake with low absorption of calories, resulting in little accumulation of visceral fat. Get Enough Sleep Sleep is essential for a body to function properly. Sufficient sleep (i.e. 8 hours a day) helps to regulate your stress hormones and appetite. It also boosts metabolism and keeps food cravings at bay. Having sufficient sleep may not be enough if the quality of sleep is poor. Steps to better ensure a good quality of sleep include minimising exposure to blue light, avoiding caffeine, and sleeping in a dark room with no lights on. Stress Reduction Some stress is good, but too much of anything is bad, and the same goes for stress. When you’re overly stressed, cortisol production is triggered, which can disrupt metabolism, appetite, food cravings and sleep. Too much stress can also affect your body in ways that you cannot imagine – not only can it contribute to the likelihood of developing visceral fat, it can possibly lead to other health problems, such as heart disease and cancer. Find a way to channel your stress if you feel that you’ve been feeling stressed out and frustrated recently. Related Products:  
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  2. Eat and Lose Weight

    My 4 Simple Steps is a proven integrated programme that helps you to achieve and maintain ideal weight without hunger and deprivation.         Step 1 - Replace one meal a day Complete meals nutrition solutions that cut the calories without compromising taste and satisfaction Simply replace one meal a day with our complete meals nutrition solutions. Choose from a wide variety of tasty dishes that keep you satisfied, nourished and energetic. Our rice dishes, noodle combinations and warming soups have the added benefit being high in protein, fat and fibre – all of which help you feel fuller for longer. Of course, every meal has no carbohydrate or are low in carbohydrates. Being low on the glycemic index, these meals stabilise blood sugar levels, are non-inflammatory and keep you satisfied. They are also fuss-free, ready-to-eat and made with natural ingredients Step 2 - Block out the bad Drinks and supplements that reduce overall calorie intake by minimising carbohydrate and fat absorption Xndo drinks and supplements that reduce overall calorie intake by minimising carbohydrate absorption. This means you can still socialise, eat with family and enjoy a meal outside – without fear of throwing off your nutrition goals.   Step 3 - Boost your metabolism Complementary food products that sustain energy, regulate insulin; offer satiation; and support holistic health Just because you are eating less and cutting back doesn’t mean you have to slow down. In the long term, calorie reduction has an opposite effect of causing the body’s metabolism to slow down. Xndo’s Boost range helps you by boosting your metabolism. The coffees, fruit teas and enzyme tonics sustain energy, regulate insulin; offer satiation; and support holistic health.   Step 4: Detox for health Functional foods that enhance the benefits of healthy eating through supporting digestive health In order to lose weight effectively, it is necessary to have a healthy digestive system. Our belief in total health extends beyond just helping you to lose weight, but maintaining total health from the inside. This means supporting digestive health – an important foundation to overall wellness and maintaining an ideal weight. Xndo’s range of functional foods enhance the benefits of healthy eating while detoxifying the body.             WEIGHT LOSS & EXERCISE       SIMPLE MOVEMENTS There is a saying: abs are made in the kitchen. This is because that while exercise is an important component in maintaining a slim physique and healthy weight, the most important factor is diet. Being fit is not necessarily being healthy if one works out and proceeds to indulge in sugary processed food afterwards. When you are exercising for weight loss, the ideal workout is a mix of kinetic and static exercise. Kinetic exercise keeps your metabolic rate high while static exercise stimulates muscles so they burn fat instead of calories.   Kinetic exercise: to elevate metabolism There is a saying: abs are made in the kitchen. This is because that while exercise is an important component in maintaining a slim physique and healthy weight, the most important factor is diet. Being fit is not necessarily being healthy if one works out and proceeds to indulge in sugary processed food afterwards. When you are exercising for weight loss, the ideal workout is a mix of kinetic and static exercise. Kinetic exercise keeps your metabolic rate high while static exercise stimulates muscles so they burn fat instead of calories.   Static exercise: to burn fat and prevent muscle loss There is a saying: abs are made in the kitchen. This is because that while exercise is an important component in maintaining a slim physique and healthy weight, the most important factor is diet. Being fit is not necessarily being healthy if one works out and proceeds to indulge in sugary processed food afterwards. When you are exercising for weight loss, the ideal workout is a mix of kinetic and static exercise. Kinetic exercise keeps your metabolic rate high while static exercise stimulates muscles so they burn fat instead of calories.     FITS EASILY IN YOUR LIFESTYLE Click here to Lose up to 1kg per Week!
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  3. Xndo Recipes

    Delve into comforting, tasty and nutritious recipes for yourself and your family. Download Xndo Recipe e-Book here
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  4. Food For Health

    FOOD FOR HEALTH Xndo strives to help you achieve total health easily, conveniently and naturally. We do this through our Five Pillars of Total Health, an integrated programme of meals, drinks, supplements and tonics that are: Specially formulated Balanced Benefit-dense Bio-available  They work holistically to sustain overall wellness and address key risks to health. We call these threats, IOG – Inflammation,Oxidation and Glycation. Triggered by poor diet and lifestyle choices, IOG increases the risks for chronic diseases such as heart disease, arthritis, high cholesterol, elevated blood pressure and cancer.  Some inflammation is normal and part of the body’s protective response. However, a poor diet high in sugar, carbohydrates, artificial food additives and trans-fat causes chronic low-grade (‘silent’) inflammation and increases the risk of a host of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancer, and heart disease. Oxidation occurs naturally to killbacteria. However, excess oxidative stress from the environmental, lifestyle and diet releases large amounts of free radicals and disrupts the body’s balance. Cells are subjected to continuous damage that causes aging, cancer, hardening of the arteries, increases inflammation and more. "Glycation is when a protein or fat molecule bonds with a sugar molecule, distorting it. A diet high in sugar and carbohydrates increases the glycation process and triggers a state of low-grade inflammation hat results in tissue damage and plaque formation. SIGNS:Redness, Swelling, Pains, Aches, Rashes, Arthritis, Joint Pains, Eczema, Edema. SIGNS:Appearances of skin aging, SkinMottling,Skin Pigmentation.  SIGNS:Diabetes, Muscle Breakdown, Sagging Skin.     Total Health Starts Here!     DOWNLOADOUR BROCHURE PDF
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  5. Digestive health

    5 PILLARS OF HEALTH Our all-natural food solutions nurture healthful and helpful gut microflora for improved regularity, better nutritio absorption and enhanced immunity. The line of drinks and tonics sustain digestive health and nurture good bacteria to reduce bloating, counter constipation and drive total health from the gut up.   Promote a healthy gut through regularity and a healthy micro flora environment.This boost immunity and increase nutrition absorption   XNDO PRODUCTS  XNDO ENZYME DRINKS TUMMY, PRO-TUMMY ROYAL PU-ERH CLEANSE TEA,ENZYME DIGEST  
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  6. Body Balance

    5 PILLARS OF HEALTH Our all-natural food solutions nurture healthful and helpful gut microflora for improved regularity, better nutrition absorption, and enhanced immunity. The line of drinks and tonics sustain digestive health and nurture good bacteria to reduce bloating, counter constipation and drive total health from the gut up.  BENEFITS OF BODY BALANCE RANGE Boost brain function Reduce muscle loss Stimulate muscle repair Boost energy and vitality      XNDO PRODUCTS XNDO APPLE VINEGARS XNDO ENZYME DRINKS ENERGY SHOT,ENZYME ENERGY, VISCERIN        
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  7. Anti Aging

    5 PILLARS OF HEALTH Restore, renew, rejuvenate your body from within by unlocking your its own regenerative power. This line of naturally-sourced and bio-available supplements combat signs of age so you feel and look good inside and outside, naturally.                    
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  8. Superfoods

    The Superfood range of benefit-dense functional foods combat oxidative stress, reduce inflammation and tackle glycation to boost immunity, and support metabolism. Developed to be high in beneficial antioxidants and naturally-sourced beneficial compounds, the functional food nutrition line is protein dominant and high in good fat and fibre and have no-carbohydrate, or are low-carbohydrate (NCLC). Complementing our ready-to-eat meal solutions are shakes, snacks, coffees and teas, as well as enzyme and apple vinegar tonics. WHY SUPERFOODS IS IMPORTANT? Sustain overall health and vitality by addressing IOG risk factors, boosting immunity, and supporting metabolism XNDO Noodles and Rice are made with Konjac Root: BENEFITS Reduce IOG and eliminate risk factors for disease Dense functional food solutions Sustain metabolic burn Enhance health with beneficial compounds XNDO NOODLES XNDO PRODUCTS XNDO ZERO NOODLES & XNDO RICE     READY-TO-EAT MEALS                PROTEIN SHAKES     MORNING GOODNESS         COCONUT OIL EXTRACT  
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  9. "I LOST 10KG WITHOUT FEELING HUNGRY!"

    For years I tried to lose weight but kept gaining it slowly, especially around my stomach. Nothing seemed to help. I tried to diet and not eat as much, but I would always get hungry and end up filing up again on rice. My weight slowly went up to an all time high of 81 kg. I felt heavy and unhealthy. I went on the program and to my surprise I saw a huge result after six months. I lost 10kg and my weight went down to 71kg, all without ever feeling hungry or like I was on a diet. Never before had my weight gone below 74kg! The best thing was that my visceral fat went down from 17 to 11. Now my stomach looks flatter, and I feel lighter and healthier than I ever have before. Thanks to Xndo I’m now very close to my ideal weight, and I’m going to keep going until I get there!
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