Overweight and Obesity became widely spread health problem worldwide. It has also several life challenging consequences. These are defined as a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to an extent that it may have negative effects on health. It is determined by Body-Mass Index (BMI) and Waist-Hip Ratio (WHR). There are many ways people try to reduce their body fat like- dieting, extra protein intake, use of weight loss fruits and vegetables, weight loss pills, weight loss supplements, exercise and use of weight loss herbs. In this article you will be familiar with some most effective weight loss herbs that work well.
As you became well-known, through my previous posts, that if you are taking more calories from foods than you used to burn by your daily activities, then accumulation of fat starts on your body. And it results in let you become overweight and obese.
If you have not yet aware that how you come to know that you fall in which category- Normal, Overweight or obese. Then you have not to worry about that.
You may visit my previous posts, (1) What is the Best Weight Loss Diet – For Every Gender and Age and (2) How to lose belly fat for women – everything you should know? by clicking on the link. By these posts you will come to know whether you are normal, overweight or obese and what are the health consequences of these health conditions.
Fast Weight Loss by Herbs
Nature has given us so many fruits, vegetables and herbs that are very effective for weight loss plan. I also have described so many fruits and vegetables in my previous posts. Here, you come to know about herbs that can be used for your weight loss program.
1. Garcinia Cambogia
Garcinia cambogia contains an ingredient called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which has been used to aid weight loss. The fruit is safe to eat, and the supplements have helped many people in losing weight. However, clinical evidence of its efficacy is mixed.
If a person is considering taking garcinia cambogia as a supplement, they should discuss it with a doctor before starting.
The active ingredient of Garcinia cambogia is hydroxycitric acid (HCA). As per the study it has the property to boost fat-burning and cut back appetite.
It appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which your body uses to make fat. It also raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry.
Thymoquinone targets free radicals in your body, assisting your body in cleansing itself of toxins. Cumin helps your cells respond to insulin and glucose, which keeps your blood sugar stable.
Research shows that cumin powder and cumin seeds can help jump start weight loss, decrease body fat, and improve unhealthy cholesterol levels naturally.
It also helps improve your digestion and metabolism level. Cumin seeds have anti-inflammatory property that helps to lose body fat.
Studies reported that, cumin seeds are an excellent source of antioxidants and have the ability to scavenge the harmful free oxygen radicals. They are a good source of vitamins A and C, which are antioxidants and are also rich in the minerals copper and manganese.
This is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and K. They also contain vitamin E, folate and small amounts of other B vitamins. Dandelion greens provide a substantial amount of several minerals, including iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
The root of the dandelion is rich soluble fiber that supports the growth and maintenance of a healthy bacterial flora in your intestinal tract.
Dandelion is full of potent antioxidants, help to fight inflammation, reduce blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and promote healthier liver.
It is used for weight loss. Some researchers found that dandelion’s ability to improve carbohydrate metabolism and reduce fat absorption may lead to weight loss.
Another study in obese mice revealed that chlorogenic acid, a compound found in dandelion, was able to reduce body weight and levels of some fat-storage hormones.
It can be used as Dandelion tea.
4. Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper stimulates metabolic rate, suppresses your appetite, and helps to melt fat.
Researchers also found that adding cayenne pepper to meals led to an increase in diet-induced lipid oxidation and thermogenesis.
Cayenne pepper contains a phytochemical, capsaicin, which is responsible for its spiciness and aids weight loss.
Capsaicin curbs the desire to eat more after a meal, and hence prevents overeating. It also contains a phytochemical similar to capsaicin called dihydrocapsiate that helps to increase metabolism by about 50 cal/day.
Gymnema is a tropical herb found in India and other Asian countries. It is found that gymnema can reduce cravings for sweets, sugar absorption during digestion, and promote normal blood sugar levels that lead to multi-supportive therapy for weight management.
In a Physiology & Behavior study it is found that those who took gymnema one hour before being offered food ate less than the participants who had not consumed gymnema. It works as appetite suppressant.
During digestion, gymnemic acids have a “sugar blocking” property. This has a twofold benefit in that, it helps balance blood sugar, and it promotes lean body mass by lessening the amount of sugar that gets stored as fat.
A 2009 study at Holy Cross College in Tamilnadu, India published in the journal “Phytomedicine” found that gymnema leaf was effective at lowering blood sugar and levels of lipids or fats in the bloodstream of laboratory rats.
A 2012 study by researchers in the Department of Biology at Sri Venkateswara University produced astounding conclusions in support of gymnema’s role as a weight loss aid.
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More research needed
Nature has given us plenty of herbs that are very effective in so many diseases. But to know its effectiveness more research are needed to conduct. There are also so many herbs that are not yet diagnosed to be used to cure ailments.
Among the above 5 herbs, Garcinia Cambogia is getting used by many people because of its better effectiveness in weight loss.
If you are on certain medication, you are advised to consult the doctor before using herbs. Pregnant or breast feeding women are also advised to consult with doctor before taking the herbs.
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