For Women, a Little Belly Fat Is a Good Thing
Jordyn Cormier, 12 Aug 17
       

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For those women who have been lusting after flatter and flatter tummies for all their lives, it’s time to relax and love the healthy, strong body you have. It turns out, having ultra-flat, washboard abs may look great in a bikini, but they actually may not be the healthiest thing for your body. That little pooch below your belly button is completely natural—and good.


That little fat on your stomach actually supports healthy estrogen production.


Let’s take a look at some numbers. The essential body fat content for women is between 10 and 12 percent. That’s the bare minimum we need to make life possible. Compare that to men’s 2-4 percent and you’ll start to realize how important body fat is for women. When our fat levels dip down closer to 13 percent, as they might if you are pushing for those really flat abs, serious issues in hormonal balance can arise. Why? Believe it or not, that little fat on your stomach actually supports healthy estrogen production.

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