Herbal Weight loss
Overweight and obesity have become an epidemic and presents a major challenge to chronic disease prevention including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, gallstones, sleep apnea, complications of pregnancy, infertility,premature mortality and some cancers. Risks of obesity has highlighted the need to encourage and support individuals to make healthier diet choices. A higher body mass index (BMI) > 25 kg/m2 is more prone to diseases.
Two aspects have to be kept in mind while planning a weight loss diet plan with dietary supplements
- In calorie-restricted diets Nutrients provided should be adequate
- The diet should have the potential to stimulate weight loss
A high protein and low carbohydrate diet has been recommended and proven successful too. This diet preserves lean body tissue, reduced body fat and prevalence of overweight. This diet stimulates weight loss and has consistent beneficial effects on blood pressure, blood lipids and inflammation.
Meal replacement diet suggests replacing one or two of the three daily meals with recommended products, while the third meal should be sensibly balanced. Individuals consume approximately 1,200 to 1,500 kcal/day with two snacks consisting of fruits, vegetables, or diet snack bars. Energy-restricted meal replacements are a safe and effective strategy for weight control compared with a food based approach.
Fat burners describe nutrition supplements that are claimed to acutely increase fat metabolism or energy expenditure, impair fat absorption, increase weight loss, increase fat oxidation during exercise, or somehow cause long-term adaptations that promote fat metabolism. Popular supplements include caffeine, carnitine, green tea, conjugated linoleic acid, forskolin, chromium, kelp and fucoxanthin.
Caffeine and green tea have fat metabolism-enhancing properties and are proven effective for weight loss.
Green coffee Diets are rich in polyphenols which suppresses the accumulation of hepatic triglycerides and inturn enhances weight loss. It prevents various kinds of diseases associated with oxidative stress, including coronary heart disease and some forms of cancer.
Garcinia cambogia is a fruit rind of Garcinia gummi-gutta with Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) as the active ingredient. HCA exhibits anti-obesity activity including reduced food intake and body fat gain by regulating the serotonin levels related to satiety and increases fat oxidation.
Triphala and its constituents counter the high dietary intake of fats. It hence acts as a potential anti-obesity agent with desirable lipid-profile modulating properties.
Aloe Vera leaves contain gymnemic acids which are a potent inhibitor of glucose absorption in the intestine.
Indian gooseberry/ Amla and Noni juices have also been used for weight management as part of regular diet.
Cureka has a wide range of products enlisted for weight management and weight loss diets which are effective for weight loss and to maintain weight.