Taking Herbs to Lose Weight
This world of radical makeovers and frantic diets has two clear actions that lead to long-term weight loss: (1) a high-nutrition and high-protein, low-calorie meal plan and (2) consistent, regular exercise. Forget about "fat-melting" tablets or "inch-losing" sauna wraps. On the other hand, herbs for weight reduction may support good food and exercise, not replace them. These herbs may help improve the body's digestive and metabolic efficiency, making it simpler to maintain long-term health and weight control over the long run.
Weight reduction is based on the idea that energy intake should not exceed energy expenditure. If you want to lose weight, your diet has to be lower in calories than the amount of calories you burn each day. As a result, a lean muscle-based body will burn more calories than a sedentary one. Maintaining a regular workout routine and consuming a lot of protein is essential to transforming your body into a fat-burning powerhouse.
Green Tea, Flaxseeds, Psyllium, and Chromium are herbs that may aid in weight reduction and speed up the process.
Green tea is not only a potent antioxidant but also a fat burner. Researchers found that those who drank green tea high in catechins had lower levels of body fat and lower levels of cholesterol. The fat cell's neural system is stimulated, resulting in the release of additional fat. In another recent research, the catechins in green tea extract (150 mg of caffeine) and three times a day were administered to a group of individuals in another recent research.
Second, just 150 mg of caffeine was given to a group, and third, a placebo was provided to both groups. The patients were given green tea, caffeine, or a placebo in an energy chamber throughout the course of three 24-hour periods. When compared to those who got the placebo and caffeine alone, the green tea group burned an average of 5.2% more energy, and 3.2% more than those who received caffeine alone. In addition, fat burning was boosted in the green tea group.
Researchers have linked EEG, a green tea antioxidant, to fat oxidation and thermogenesis (fat burning). Intriguingly, green tea's fat-melting power comes from its concentrate, which contains the antioxidants and polyphenols found in five to six cups of tea. Green tea is an herbal supplement that has been shown to help people lose weight.
Flaxseeds are a good source of necessary fatty acids, which the body requires to synthesize fat. In order to maintain appropriate health and blood sugar stability, the body needs a variety of fats (fish oil, flaxseed oil). A stable blood sugar level causes a stable hunger pang. People who don't get enough vital fats experience abnormal appetites and food cravings. These individuals typically gravitate to a high carbohydrate diet (bagels, doughnuts, chips) because their bodies are on a frantic quest for the missing nutrient—essential fats. When the body is starved of fat, its metabolism slows down, it stores fat, and it even makes fat when it is starved. When vital fats are missing from the diet, the body transforms into a fat-producing factory. Another herbal strategy for weight loss may be found in flaxseed.
The "Plantago Psyllium" plant produces soluble fiber in the form of reddish-black seeds. As well as aiding with constipation, psyllium seeds can decrease cholesterol and aid in weight reduction when taken in combination with exercise and a nutritious diet. Psyllium helps regulate sugar in the blood, which also lowers food cravings. When eaten at the prescribed dosage, psyllium's bulk contributes to a feeling of fullness and satisfaction: 1-3 tsp of psyllium powder dissolved in water, 3 times a day. Taking psyllium with water three hours before eating resulted in less fat and fewer calories being ingested.
Whole grains, potatoes, prunes, almonds, and brewer's yeast are all sources of chromium, a trace mineral that is essential for a healthy diet. Normal blood sugar levels seem to be maintained as a result of this supplementation. In addition, protein and fat digestion is aided by chromium. Those who took 400mcg of chromium picolinate a day for three months dropped six pounds, but those who took a placebo lost only three pounds. The most notable part of the research was that the weight lost by individuals using the herbal supplement chromium was in the form of body fat, not muscle.
While all four herbs have shown that they may aid in weight reduction, they are not miracle pills and must be used in combination with a healthy diet and exercise regimen.