The fight against the scale is the daily routine of many people who, imbued with the main objective, usually forget the secondary consequences for their organism. For this titans’ duel, the Garcinia cambogia, for example, can be a strong ally because of its properties that naturally reduce the appetite and stop the transformation of sugar into fats.
What is Garcinia? It is a tree from Southeast Asia (countries like Cambodia) and also from South Africa that gives a fruit that looks like a small pumpkin but inside it resembles an orange. In Asia, this food is widely used to treat ulcers, balance the digestive tract, help in negative stresses of arthritis or boost the immune system, due to its anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties, among other benefits.
However, in the last 20 years, Garcinia has also been widely used, especially in Western countries, to reduce obesity. Hollywood stars, for example, rely heavily on natural products, including Garcinia, and dietary supplements to lose weight and thus better represent their characters. In the case of Garcinia, it was found in the laboratory that its bark contains in great abundance Hydroxycitric acid (AHC). This substance acts on our organism’s metabolism and reduces the absorption of fats, directs the calories to the parts of the body that they really need and still cuts the appetite.
This triple action that fights obesity is not yet fully scientifically proven, but according to experts, AHC causes the person to eat less, so there is less energy storage, which forces the body to resort to fat reserves to replenish the energy that it needs, thus leading to weight loss. In addition, it blocks the action of the enzyme responsible for the transformation of carbohydrates and sugars into fat, which are eliminated through urine and feces. The consumption of Garcinia also increases the sensation of well being and decreases appetite.
The jackpot still needs more in-depth studies to find out all the benefits and harms in our organism, partly because of Hollywood stars and their nutritionists, Garcinia cambogia, is becoming increasingly popular and streamlining the business of the large chemical industries that charge as never before.
Who should not consume it?
Garcinia cambogia consumption’s can be made naturally through fruit, tea or extract that is on the market in capsules. However, its consumption should be supervised by a specialist in nutrition and, in particular, should take into account contraindications:
- should be avoided by pregnant women or while breastfeeding;
- by diabetics;
- Alzheimer’s patients;
- or by those who already use other medications such as antidepressants;
- attention, some people react badly to the consumption of Garcinia and have revealed headaches or stomachaches.
It is important to note that for the miracle of weight loss it is essential to follow a balanced and adequate diet for each Being, preferably based on 100% biological foods, in which there is a real reduction of fats and calories, besides a physical activity that stimulates the weight loss.
The lack of time, however, often leads us to appreciate the grave tone of appearance to the detriment of future health. Hence, the greater ease of consuming certain foods or supplements to reduce rapidly the weight, which often end up thinning only the wallet and debilitate health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2014, about 40% of adults on the planet (with the United States at the head) were overweight. Obesity in the world has more than doubled since 1980. An illness that also affects the human being in the first years of life, because according to the same organization, there are, worldwide, more than 42 million children under five years that are considered obese.
This text is an awareness. According to the season of the year and the moment in which you are, it is up to each one to feel if you should consume this food. The dosage and frequency depend on the nature and physical condition of each Human Being.
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