Many people who have excess weight are aware that this extra weight is detrimental to the functioning of other vital organs of the body. People try out various things to lose this extra weight and are successful too but it bounces back.
The aim should be to acquire good health too. Along with simple things like eating fresh veggies, fruits, pulses, cutting down on fried stuff, cutting down on sweets and exercising try these simple home remedies to achieve an ideal weight but along with good health.
Home Remedies For Weight Loss
Bitter vegetables like bitter gourd metabolize fats and prevent them from accumulating in the body. Bitter gourd is low in calories, with about 17 calories per 100 grams. It is rich in phytonutrient polypeptide – P, a plant insulin known to lower blood sugar levels.
It composes a hypoglycemic agent called charantin which increases glucose uptake and glycogen synthesis in the cells of liver, muscle and adipose tissue. Bitter gourd contains dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. The bitter taste is a small compromise for all these benefits it provides. People who do not fancy the taste can have it cooked instead of in the raw form.
Chili Pepper contains capsaicin which makes the body produce heat for a short while. It helps to breakdown carbohydrates from the food after having a meal and hence may be used to regulate the blood sugar levels.
The alkaloid contents of chili pepper help in the digestion process. Consumption of chili pepper increases the metabolic rate of the body. It can be had with food or in food products such as sauces etc.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar works as a weight loss aid as it is said to prolong the sensation of satiation after eating. However, eat the right food along with it, have it in limited quantities and mix the vinegar with water.
Apple cider vinegar can be used in salad dressings, chutneys, fruits, vegetables and in many other ways to help you burn more calories. Consult your doctor before use if you have heartburn problems.
One of the main problems faced by people with extra weight is the cravings to eat sweet things. These sweet cravings are satiated by pomegranate.
The fiber content in pomegranate along vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) which produces, releases and transports energy from fats helps in losing weight. Pomegranate also contains vitamin C, potassium and natural phenols.
Cabbage has fewer calories, low fat and is a powerful vegetable for weight loss. Cabbage contains glucosinolates which act as metabolic detoxicants.
It provides roughage and slows down the conversion of food into fats. It can be had in many form like raw in the form of a salad, cooked by sautéing, steaming or in the form of a soup. It is a dieter’s delight.
Watermelons contain lycopene which makes them rich in anti oxidants. It contains about 92 % of water by weight and also vitamin C. It is a mild diuretic and contains large amount of beta carotene.
It is said to make the body use more calories during the digestion process. It hydrates your system, makes you feel full, flushes the toxins and hence it is a help in your weight loss effort.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.