WEIGHT LOSS AND TURMERIC
According to the recent data it is estimated that worldwide, there are approximately an estimated 2 billion people are overweight including the obese. Excessive adipose tissue or obesity is a disease and one of the leading causes of morbidity, chronic diseases and the disability, affecting one third of the population, and the statics are increasing with alarming rate, which need to be addressed on an immediate basis through preventions and medical treatments available, since excess weight alone is responsible for the risk of more than 30 chronic health ailments like high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiac disease, liver disease, stress, joint pain, asthma, miscarriage and many more.
For the people with excess weight it is tough to achieve weight loss merely by changing lifestyle and even more challenging is to maintain the weight after losing it. Weight loss supplementation or medication is an important supportive tool to maintain the weight, there are a number of medication available for the weight loss, but all these available drugs are not approved for the treatment except very few.
We can easily determine the excess accumulated fat by using a simple formula known as body mass index (BMI); it is a calculation of body fat which require only height and weight of the individual for the calculation. If the BMI range below 18.5 shows underweight and above 40 shows morbid or extreme obesity, BMI is a frequently used parameter useful for various studies linked with health status and the mortality, other measures are also available such as waist to hip ratio, waist circumference, physical activity level, family history, dietary habits, drinking alcohol and smoking.
To getting rid of obesity or excess weight it is important to make sure that it should be in the safe zone, because there are lots of unapproved ingredients and the pills floating in the market to aid weight loss with negligible results and high claim along with unnecessary health hazards, in contrast to this clinically approved natural ingredients provide us complete surety, safety and also restore our optimal health. Turmeric is such type of product and it would be worthy to add this highly safe bio-ingredient in weight loss goal with physical activity and some lifestyle changes.
Turmeric is a rhizome that has been known since the ancient time, approximately 4000 years back and one of the principal spice in Southeast Asia. It is also known as “Indian saffron” since the time of Ayurveda. Modern system of medicine has started to recognize its worth recently, now many clinical indications and over 3000 publications are available so far that support its importance.
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a yellow spice affords countless health benefits. Curcumin is the major active ingredient of turmeric which is well known from the centuries for its antioxidant and anti inflammatory nature, helps us to deal with excess weight and related metabolic disorders in a safe way, even at higher doses..
How turmeric helps weight loss?
• Weight gain and high cholesterol are two closely connected terms and directly linked with the weight loss because as we know, bad cholesterol accumulates as a fat or sometimes unwanted fat in adipose tissue and blood vesicles. Thus lowering the cholesterol level is the first positive step in the weight loss process.