Four Excellent Weight Loss Herbs

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Four Excellent Weight Loss Herbs

Obesity is a prevalent problem in the United States, which is why there are so many weight loss products to choose from. Some of these weight loss products are effective, while others are close to useless. Are you looking for a product to help with your weight loss efforts? If so, you may wish to include four very efficient herbs in your diet.

Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne pepper is associated with enormous health benefits. It is said to be good for the heart, blood circulation and digestive system. Research indicates that cayenne pepper may also help with weight loss efforts. The active ingredient in cayenne pepper is capsaicin. Capsaicin can increase the metabolic rate by up to twenty five percent. Capsaicin burns extra calories, which provides the body with additional energy and stamina. For best results, you will need to consume cayenne pepper on a daily basis. You can cook with cayenne pepper, or add quarter of a teaspoon to warm water.

Hoodia Gordonii

Hoodia gordonii is a cactus like plant that grows in semi-arid African countries like Botswana and Angola. It was used by African Bushmen to delay hunger on extended hunting trips. There has been a lot of hype surrounding hoodia gordonii in recent years. What’s more there are many counterfeit hoodia gordonii products on the market, so one has to be careful about buying it. Authentic hoodia gordonii is very effective when it comes to weight loss. It works by suppressing the appetite so that you eat significantly less than you usually would.

Green Tea

Green tea is well known for its myriad health benefits. Consuming green tea can help with weight loss in two different ways. The polyphenols in green tea contain an enzyme that dissolves excess triglycerides. These excess triglycerides would otherwise be stored in the body as fat. Green tea also contains antioxidants and caffeine. Hence it stimulates the central nervous system so that stored fat is converted into energy.

Ginseng

Ginseng has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to boost energy levels and promote vitality. Research indicates that it is also very good for people who are trying to lose weight. It works by stimulating the production of the hormone insulin. It also makes the body more sensitive to insulin. This regulates blood glucose levels. As a result, less of the carbohydrates from food are converted into fat. Ginseng is also helpful to people who suffer from type two diabetes.

Diet and Exercise

All of the herbs mentioned in this article are very easy to buy, and they can boost your weight loss efforts. However it is important to remember that they work best when used in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet and exercise. These herbs cannot be used to replace a healthy diet and exercise regime. If you continue consume more calories than you burn each day, the herbs mentioned in this article will not do much at all to help you lose weight.

 

 

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