With two-thirds of Americans now overweight or obese, the weight problem in this country has become something of an epidemic. And with weight so difficult to lose, the search is now on for natural, healthy means of shedding excess pounds. This is because excess weight puts people at risk for serious conditions like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even certain forms of cancer.
Fortunately, for those who are struggling with this condition, there are natural ways to help achieve a normal body weight that do not involve surgery, excessive exercise or a restrictive diet. And chlorella may be one of the ways which people can achieve their weight loss goals in a safe and healthy manner. Read on to find out more about using chlorella for weight loss.
Chlorella: the Most Amazing Food You’ve Never Heard Of
Although it has been used in the East for thousands of years and valued as both a superfood and for its natural medicinal properties, this single-celled, blue-green algae has never really caught on in the West. This may be changing, however, as more and more people in the United States and Europe grow to understand just how many health benefits eating chlorella can bring with it.
These healthful benefits come from the fact that chlorella is now high in chlorine, a substance known to help work against toxins from food and from the surrounding environment. It also is rich in Vitamins B, C and E and an array of peptides, polysaccharides, protein, and amino acids; this combination is powerful and brings with it many important health benefits, including improved digestion, better nutrient absorption, regeneration of nerves and a decreased risk of cancer. It can also make for easier weight loss.
Chlorella and Weight Loss
A team of research scientists working out of Kyoto, Japan, found that chlorella was able to help make weight loss easier due to the fact that active substances it contains are able to lower fasting glucose levels, total cholesterol and percentages of body fat. In this study, two groups of participants (one healthy group, one group at high risk for lifestyle-related disease). It was found that for both groups, use of chlorella was able to improve such mechanisms as the transport and elimination of fat, blood sugar levels and the sensitivity of the cells to the use of insulin.
The research team also found that chlorella was able to shrink the amount of fat held within the fat cells, making it easier to lose weight as well as boosting the metabolism to increase energy levels and make it easier to burn fat.
How Chlorella Can Help with Obesity-Related Conditions
However, the benefits of chlorella for those are struggling with their weight does not end with just the burning of fats. One study, conducted in the laboratory, found that chlorella was also effective for helping with blood glucose levels, insulin efficiency and lipid profiles. This can help reduce the chances of those with weight problems from developing serious conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
So for those who are struggling to lose weight, chlorella should definitely be included in the daily diet. Not only does it help actually to burn fat, but it reduces the chance of serious weight-related health complications as well.
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