Today in this age of technology and fast paced life, everybody seems to be concerned about their health in some way. Some want to lose weight; others want to gain weight, whereas there is a group of people who think carefully before buying anything relating to eating. Nowadays people have started the use of fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet so much so that they buy anything containing extracts from fruits or herbs. An example of a fruit known for its weight loss qualities is Garcinia Cambogia and it has many natural health products for you to try;
What is Garcinia Cambogia?
Garcinia Cambogia is a yellow fruit also known as Malabar Tamarind which grows in southwest India, Myanmar and Indonesia. Its extract is similar to a tamarind hence natural. Its size is almost equal to an orange but resembles a pumpkin in appearance. It is known to be added in various supplements in the form of an extract from its rind called as hydroxycitric acid, or HCA
Weight Loss and Garcinia:
Its origin in various weight loss supplements containing HCA comes from the fact that the fruit had great weight loss results on a group of rats, and rats in many cases behave like human beings. According to a study, a group of mice were divided into 4 groups, 2 of them were fed the standard diet and one of them was fed with high calories, the last one was fed some quantities of Garcia. At the end the results revealed that the group of rats who were exposed to Garcia represented weight loss and low glucose levels compared to the other groups. Further studies performed on human beings also represented weight loss in humans who consumed the plant extracts by 5% to 8% in only about 8 weeks.
This is because HCA is known to burn levels of fat within the body forcing it to move to glycogen which ultimately leads to more burning of fats. Furthermore the compound HCA reduces the levels of appetite i.e. if you know somebody who has a problem of eating between the meals or is not able to control his/hunger at odd times of the day, and then you should definitely tell him the benefits of this plant, available now in the form of many supplements. People with huge bellies using this plant in some way reported weight loss and reduced belly.