To many of those wishing to lose weight, food is viewed as the enemy. However it is possible to eat your way to weight loss, and the new ‘super fruit’, Garcina Cambogia, can help you achieve this.
A small, pumpkin shaped fruit from Asia is creating quite a stir amongst those wanting to lose weight. The fruit itself can be included in the diet, or an extract taken of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which is made from the rind. People who have used Garcina Cambogia, or tamarind, claim that by adding this to an established diet and exercise regime, they have been able to double, or even triple, their weekly weight loss.
- It acts as an appetite suppressant
- It blocks fat
An ingredient of the extract inhibits carbohydrates converting to fat and being stored in the body. This means that it is possible to eat carbohydrates and not gain weight! HCA also contains serotonin, which improves mood, helps avoid episodes of emotional eating, and reduces overall appetite.
Safe, effective and natural, it is no wonder that Garcina Cambogia and the HCA extract are quickly endearing themselves to dieters around the world.
Traditional Uses of Garcinia
Garcinia Cambogia is a plant which grows naturally in South East Asia and Central/West Africa. For centuries, the people of Asia have used this plant to flavour their cuisine, especially curries. It has always been known to make dishes ‘more filling’ as well as adding flavour.
In Sri Lanka it is traditionally used to cure fish, as it is rich in antibacterial properties.
Garcinia Cambogia grows naturally in the forest, so areas of natural habitat are often protected to preserve these trees. As the trees are often ‘farmed’ in their natural environment, production is highly environmentally sound.
Weight Loss Effects of Garcinia Cambogia
As a natural weight loss product, the HCA compound is extracted from the fruit and purified, making it a potent, yet safe, weight loss solution. While only recently discovered in the West, the properties have been known for centuries in Asia, especially in India, where it is used in traditional medicine.
The HCA compound works in three ways:
- Firstly it prevents your body from building up fat when you eat carbohydrates.
- Secondly, HCA will make you feel less hungry, something which the Indian people discovered centuries ago, when they found that meals made with Garcinia Cambogia were ‘more filling’.
- Lastly, it has been proven to increase metabolism which will help burn existing fat reserves, resulting in weight loss.
Dr Oz recommended Garcinia Cambogia on his show, and referred to this ingredient as the Holy Grail of Weight Loss. If you’re looking for a safe and natural, yet potent weight loss solution, you may want to try Garcinia Cambogia.