These days, if you are overweight the scientific evidence is pretty clear. Do whatever it takes
to lose the excess if you want to live long and well.
Being a normal weight would not only lead to a healthier lifestyle but it will also literally
revearse or prevent future health problems.
There is a long list of dieting options available. There are exercise programs,
exercise machines, dietary supplements, dietary food and drinks, diet pills - there are
even soaps which claim to help you lose pounds while you bathe.
One option that I like the most is to incorporate herbal remedies to improve your bodies
physiology and help it lose weight.
Herbal weight loss products are a great safe option for people who want
natural weight loss way.
Usining herbal supplements is not a lose weight quick scheme because when you take herbs
there is a subtle effect on the body because of the natural way they come from plants.
Here are some herbal weight loss options that you might want to consider:
1. Herbal weight loss products
There are a lot of herbal weight loss products available in the market now. You can check
out the Internet and you will find a lot of herbal weight loss pills and products.
Be careful, however, as most herbal products do not go through a very strict research protocol.
That being said, if you do the reading and education yourself there are lots of options that
are safe and very effective
Here are some ingredients and chemicals which make up some herbal weight loss products that
you should watch out for, as they might have harmful effects to your health:
> Senna. This is an herbal laxative. Senna is a main ingredient in weight loss teas, and it
works by stimulation the colon. The downside effect of this herb is dehydration. It can also
lead to colon problems and can become addictive. Some people, when addicted, are unable
to perform bowel movements without it, so watch out. If the herbal weight loss product has
this in it remember to drink lots of water and follow the instructions.
> Chromium picolinate. This is a compound found in herbal weight loss products.
Chromium is a nutrient which helps regulate blood-sugar level. However, this ingredient,
when taken in high doses, may cause damage in the chromosomes. It can also lead to dehydration.
Look for the amount per dosage, it should be small.
> St. John's wort. This supplement increases the production of a chemical in the brain.
If not used properly, it may cause eye and skin sensitivity, mild gastrointestinal distress,
fatigue and itching. Most products avoid this herb, but if you find it in the ingredient list
make sure it is in the micro dosage.
Although a lot of herbal products claim to be safe and natural, it is better to scrutinize
the ingredients and research about the effects of the product itself before going for these
herbal dietary pills. True health does not come from your doctor it comes from you taking
the time to research and educate yourself on how to become healthy
2. Organic food.
In Kelowna, BC, organic food has found its way to more homes and restaurants. Organic
food devotees believe that consuming organic goodies help their bodies as well as the environment.
A person who buys organically raised eggs and vegetables claim to be healthier, and they
are not spending money on doctors and prescriptions as these keep them healthier and away
from the hospital. This could also be an option for weight watchers, as organic food is
known to be kinder to your weight than chemically-processed food products. Organic food just
simply does not have the chemicals and as a result your body doesn't respond so negatively.
3. Green Tea.
Studies show that intake of green tea, or green tea extracts burns extra calories. Also,
green tea with caffeine can increase fat burning by up to 40% thereby reducing fat.
This is one good option for those who want to lose weight. In one study, people who took
green tea were found to lose 2 to 3 times more weight than those who did not drink green tea.
These results show that green tea is a natural product for the treatment of obesity. Thus,
it also makes for a healthier dietary option, not to mention the good effects that it has on
the body as compared to caffeine. A cup of tea gives an emmediate energy lift without the side
effects of caffeine.
3. Immortality Herb
This herb, whose scientific name is Gymnostemna Pentaphyllum, is known to have the following
> increases healthy blood flow
> reduces artery blocks
> aids healthy blood pressure
> increases the rate of fat burning
5. Apple Cider Vinegar
There are pills and food supplements whose main ingredient is apple cider vinegar. Here are
the benefits of taking this herbal option:
> weight loss
> improved cholesterol level
> improved high blood pressure
> helps prevent rheumatoid arthritis
There are lots of other options but the above herbs seem to effect weight loss more, and will
help you keep your goal of losing the weight you want.