Sunday, November 3, 2013
Proven Weightloss Supplements That Work
The battle of the bulge is set to be the foremost health concern in the 21st century. Everyday newer diets and newer pills are hitting the pharmacies and supermarkets all over the world. Some proven and some with no scientific backing. People are wasting their money trying to look for the right diet and right weightloss medicine that would help them lose inches and pounds. But beware of these fad diets and designer drugs. They are more harmful than beneficial.What exactly does WORK for weightloss? This has been a question that has been posed to me as a practicing medical doctor by several of my patients. I analyzed several diets and medications and came to the conclusion that an all-natural weightloss program should essentially include 4 major natural supplements: A multivitamin pill daily, Green Tea extract, a Calcium/Vitamin D pill and a capsule containing fish oils. These natural supplements, taken in combination, help a person to shed pounds with no adverse effects at all.Multivitamins: Most people aiming at weightloss do decrease their calorie intake by reducing the amount of carbohydrates in their diets. Vegetables, fruits and grains are the major source for vitamins, phytochemicals, flavonoids, minerals and anti-oxidants and a decrease in carbohydrate intake can reduce the availability of these nutrients. So do not forget a multivitamin pill everyday.Calcium/Vitamin D pill: Calcium and Vitamin D in combination are essential to maintain healthy bones thus preventing Osteoporosis, help lose weight, decrease blood pressure and promote cardiovascular health.Fish-oil pills: Fish are rich in Poly-unsaturated fatty acids called as Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids help lose weight, improve cardiovascular health, reduce bad cholesterol levels and increase good cholesterol levels. 600 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids per day should be ideal and this can be obtained by consuming a single capsule of fish oil every day.Green Tea extract: The benefits of Green Tea are legendary. Green tea is rich in phytochemicals and anti-oxidants. Green tea boosts metabolism, reduces the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Green tea is known to help 'burn' fat reserves and promote weight loss. The ideal 'dose' of green tea is four cups per day. If this is too much then 500 mg of the standardized green tea extract is commercially available and can be taken once daily.Take a combination of these 4 natural supplements and keep yourself fit and in shape. And do remember to stay away from fad diets and dangerous designer drugs.