Weight Loss Herbs
by Patrick Austin
Good Weight Loss Herbs
If you are looking to add some supplements to your weight loss
regime, you might want to try some natural herbs. They provide
similar, if not equal effects to chemicals that are put into weight
loss products. Below is a list of the best herbs to use for controlling
your weight. You can find these herbs at a natural food store
or online. There are even products that provide all of these herbs
in one easy to swallow supplement:
Agathosma Betulina - Diuretic
Acidophilus - Helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.
Bdellium Gum - Lowers cholesterol levels, reduces tissue inflammation,
promotes balance in the thyroid gland, and lowers body weight.
Centaury (Centaurium Erythraea) - Stimulates a sluggish digestive
and gastric system.
Chromium Picolinate - Reduces sugar cravings and stabilizes the
metabolism of simple carbohydrates.
Dandelion - Natural diuretic and laxative. Also aids in the treatment
of gallstones, jaundice, gall bladder inflammation and discomfort,
as well as relieving premenstrual bloating.
Guarana - Caffeine source
Garcinia Cambogia - Suppresses the appetite.
Ginseng - Stimulates metabolism and energy.
Gymnema Sylvestre - Treatment for diabetes.
Hawthorn Fruit - Reduces cholesterol and blood lipids.
Hoelen or Fu Ling (Poria Cocos) - Natural diuretic.
Kelp - Helps maintain iodine levels.
Lecithin - Breaks down body fat.
Lemon - Natural diuretic. Drinking lemon water before meals helps
digestion and utilization of fats.
Plantain Leaf - Limits calorie intake, due to its appetite-satiating
effect, and by reduces intestinal absorption of lipids.
Primrose (Evening Primrose) - Oil from seeds is recommended for
alcoholism, arthritis, hot flashes, menstrual problems (cramps,
heavy bleeding), multiple sclerosis, weight loss, skin disorders,
high blood pressure. Promotes estrogen. Evening primrose is said
to help reduce cholesterol and excess weight for people who do
not process fats effectively.
Psyllium - If consumed with water prior to a meal, it can cause
a spontaneous reduction in the consumption of fat and calories
and a significant increase in the feeling of satisfaction, measured
as "fullness," up to three hours after the meal.
Seaweeds (Laminaria and Sargassum) - Helps reduce cellulite by
stimulating the thyroid gland.
Spirulina - An excellent source of protein and contains the needed
nutrients to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Yerba Mate - A natural appetite suppressant and energy booste.
It's considered to be "the ideal slimming remedy" that
suppresses the feeling of hunger and thirst.
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Mr. Austin is a freelance writer who covers sports and health for a number of web sites including RealGM.com, Hoopsworld.com, and Fanstop.com. He currently also covers entertainment and sports for Vainquer magazine.