Importance of Breathing in Burning Fat

Fat is one of the three main #macronutrients, along with carbohydrate and protein. Fats, also known as #triglycerides, are esters of three fatty acid chains and the alcohol glycerol.

Triglycerides are the type of fat stored on the body that is carried into the blood by the foods we eat. #Triglycerides are made up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen – simple right?

When fats break down, the hydrogen and oxygen combine to form water (H2O), which is excreted through the urine, sweat, and feces. The remaining carbon is breathed out of the body as carbon dioxide (CO2). 

Now interesting fact is that 4/5ths of the triglyceride molecule is broken down into carbon dioxide, and only 1/5th is broken down into water. This leaves the lion’s share (4/5ths) of the body’s fat to be removed by breathing out CO2.

So there is no doubt that deep exhalations during exercise play an important role in the removal of CO2. Improving the efficiency of breathing may play an important role in the excretion of CO2 (fat) during exercise.

The primary organ of fat removal in the body is the lungs.In fact, according to the study, when 10kg of fat in the form of triglycerides is lost, 8.4kg of that fat is exhaled through the lungs.

So people start focusing on your breath when you are exercising next!
Studies have shown that there is a significant increase in CO2 released during nose breathing (nasal breathing) compared to mouth breathing.

Last but not the least, along with right breathing and exercise, your calorie check would play an important role in your weight loss. High-calorie and high-glycemic foods will force the body to store far more triglycerides than we can breathe out in a 24-hour period. So Watch Out!

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