Top 10 Home Remedies For Obesity
Obesity is not an issue of vanity: It is now considered to be the 5th highest risk factor for death worldwide. If you have a body mass index (BMI) between 18.5 and 25, it means that the fat accumulation in your body is normal. But, if it reaches 30 or more, then you are classified as obese. The higher the BMI, the more you are at risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, cancer, sleep apnea, reproductive problems, and gallstones.
Besides causing serious health conditions, obesity is also linked with psychological issues like depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.
Burning excess body fat may seem difficult and “doing the work” is inevitable. However, although healthy eating and exercise are essential, there are other things that you should be aware of and which may be of great help.
Many experts agree that one of the prime culprits of obesity is the strategic distribution and persuasive marketing of cheap, tasty, energy-dense food with addictive flavoring. Overconsumption of unhealthy food is now regarded as responsible for most chronic diseases. However, you should know that obesity is definitely preventable and reversible. It is critical to choose a good diet and to know which food is good for you. Below are 10 of the best natural remedies that have been proven to have beneficial effects on obesity, cholesterol and metabolism.
Top 10 Home Remedies for Obesity
The International Journal of Humanities and Social Science published a study in which lemons were found to significantly reduce cholesterol levels in humans. A group that did proper exercise and reduction of fat intake was assigned to drink one lemon drink per day. This resulted in a significantly reduced LDL (bad cholesterol) level. The study also found that a combination of apple with lemon will double the lemon’s efficiency in reducing cholesterol levels.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C which is considered to help prevent the build-up of plaque in blood vessels which may lead to severe heart conditions. According to evidence, lemons help keep the arteries flexible and protect them against damage.
Tips: To get the most energy and nutrients from the food you eat, drink lemon water about 30 minutes before a meal. Always choose fresh organic lemons and never packaged lemon juice. Rinse them well before using. Never boil the hot lemon water, since the heat will destroy some of the beneficial enzymes. Don’t drink it ice cold because it may hinder the digestive benefits. It is best to drink lemon water warm or at room temperature. You can drink half a lemon with lukewarm water (add one spoon of honey if you like) first thing in the morning to help you with constipation, hyperacidity and obesity.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Dark, unrefined, organically fermented apples naturally contain beneficial enzymes, nutrients and a high concentration of cholesterol-reducing pectin. According to a study conducted at Arizona State University, ACV lowers the impact of carbohydrate-containing foods by raising the blood sugar levels. This may result in better blood sugar readings and improved weight control. Furthermore, apple cider vinegar can help satiate appetite, lower high cholesterol level and improve metabolism – which will result in weight loss.
Tips: Never drink ACV straight because it is high in acetic acid. Instead, mix one tablespoon into a glass of fruit drink, preferably orange or lemon, to hide its sour taste. Drink it before meals. And remember not to take more that 2 tablespoons per day since it may lower your bone mineral density.
3. Green tea
Green tea is considered by many people to be the healthiest drink in the world. Its content of antioxidants and caffeine increase the metabolism which helps with weight loss. The Anglia Ruskin University did a study that showed that green tea’s active compound called EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate aids in fat absorption. Combined with exercise, one green tea capsule a day for four weeks reduced the test subjects’ body fat by 1.63% and increased their fat oxidation rates by 25%. Their athletic performance also increased 10.9 percent over the four week period.
Tips: Buy organic green tea, brew with hot but not boiling water, and don’t add sugar.
4. Cayenne Pepper
According to several studies, eating cayenne pepper assists in weight loss by curbing the cravings for sugary, salty and fatty foods. Plus, it lowered appetite. Of course, it shouldn’t be seen as a sole agent for weight loss – but it may provide assistance in equalizing the metabolism. Consuming cayenne pepper has numerous other health benefits. It contains capsaicin which is believed to be responsible for temporarily increasing the metabolic rate by 25%.
Tips: To suppress appetite, eat an apple, a bowl of soup with cayenne pepper, two glasses of water, and a handful of nuts. According to studies, a small bowl of light, watery soup before a meal will help you regulate your food intake.
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