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The Bikini season is coming: NO PANIC. Just eat the right foods, avoid stress and useless pressure. Remember good nutrition AND hydration is important in maintaining healthy weight. Cook your meals with whole ingredients to ensure optimal nutrition. Cut out the refined sugars and processed food high in preservatives and addictive ingredients from your diet. Beyond the appearance issues or body shapes worries, being overweight also puts you at risk for a number of diseases, including heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. The risk of developing these diseases is even higher when weight is concentrated near the waist as belly fat. The HealthAid slimming range is designed to give people- who are trying to lose weight- a little helping hand by supplementing* the diet with natural ingredients believed to help promote weight loss and overall wellbeing.
When it comes to weight loss, it is important to maintain a healthy digestive system. Typical digestive issues such as constipation, bloating and sluggish digestion can actually interfere in the weight loss process. Make sure you eat fresh fruits and vegetables to get your daily dietary fibre intake, essential to feed your friendly gut bacteria and promote healthy bowel movements. You can also try a good probiotic supplement such as HealthAid Coliprobio™ to help boost digestive functions and reduce stomach bloating, your tummy will thank you. The health of digestive tract is also essential for efficient absorption of nutrients which in turn affects functioning of the whole body.
Some people are trying to follow a healthy balanced diet, but have a particular weakness for high carbohydrate foods like rice, pasta and bread. Carbohydrates get broken down in to glucose and if this glucose isn’t then used for energy, it gets stored as fat. So if we eat more of these kinds of foods than we need, some of the extra glucose gets converted to fat. Taken as part of a calorie controlled diet and exercise regime, Healthaid Carboslim™ is designed to help maintain a low carbohydrate diet and helps balance the blood sugar levels, essential to keep hunger at bay. Therefore you have less chance to grab sugary snacks and will be able to achieve your weight loss goals. Carboslim™ contains kidney bean extract believed to inhibit the enzyme that usually converts glucose in to fat. Dietary supplements containing Kidney bean extract are actually referred to as “starch blockers”; by interfering with breakdown of complex carbohydrates, and limiting their immediate gastrointestinal absorption, they have been associated with weight loss.
Healthaid Carboslim™ contains Chromium. Chromium is a trace element that helps maintain normal blood glucose levels. People looking to control their weight often look to control their blood sugar levels. Chromium also contributes to macronutrient metabolism which means it helps speed up the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates and proteins in the body. By helping the body to metabolise foods, it helps provide all these vital nutrients needed for healthy bodily functions.
The formula has the added benefits of Green Tea which is a rich source of polyphenol catechins, responsible for green tea’s antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and metabolic effects. Green tea also contains naturally caffeine, which appears to assist metabolism and may help promote reduction in body weight, body mass index, and waistline. Green tea is synergistic with many other nutrients to help the body to metabolise fats more quickly and especially with chromium in the formula that contributes to balance blood sugar levels and helps control appetite as well.
Around 80% of women have cellulite to some degree. Skin’s anatomy, genes, nutrition & lifestyle, imbalance of fat- storage hormones, poor circulation and exercise have all been identified as potential causes of cellulite. Unfortunately, there is no magic and permanent cellulite cure but if you target and improve all these factors, you can definitely see results. Some physical activity and good healthy habits with the right nutrients might help. If you can’t do some cardio and strength work, walking is by far the simplest form of exercise. Try to walk at least 30mn a day to tone your legs. This simple fact will help with lymphatic circulation to reduce cellulite production. Eat a wide variety of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables to improve skin circulation and the appearance of cellulite. Maximising the intake of antioxidants is definitely an important part of any anti-cellulite program. Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Green Tea, Grape Seed, and Mixed Berries are all important antioxidants which help protect the body against the accumulation of free radical toxins also responsible for cellulite formation. Healthaid Cellusite™ contains all those powerful nutrients to complement the diet. The great formula is a synergistic blend of well balanced and detoxifying herbs with added vitamins selectively chosen for their positive effects on the circulatory system to help reduce the chance of cellulite formation.
Vitamin C aids the body in the production of collagen, a substance that provides support to muscle, bones and cartilage and is very important for skin elasticity and firmness. By boosting collagen production, it helps strengthen and tone the skin tissue which is crucial to fight cellulite.
Rose Hip is naturally rich in Vitamin C and E. Both antioxidants vitamins are important to fight inflammation which is always involved in poor circulation and lymphatic drainage contributing to cellulite formation. Vitamin C and E are also important to make and protect the red blood cells, and to widen blood vessels which helps promote healthy blood circulation.
What else in the formula?
The formula contains Ginkgo biloba extract. Its two main constituents called flavonoids and terpenoids have been studied for their strong antioxidant and protective activity on nerves and blood vessels. According to available studies online, the compounds Terpenoids in Ginkgo may also help increase blood flow by dilating blood vessels and promoting blood circulation. Though more datas are needed. Potassium is involved in vital cellular mechanisms which help avoid the undesirable accumulation of excess fluids stored in the body. Vegetables and Fruits are naturally rich in Potassium. Unfortunately many people do not consume enough and eat more processed and animal foods richer in sodium (salt) resulting in sodium retention leading to water retention. Maintaining balanced levels of sodium and potassium in the diet, helps to keep a healthy amount of water inside and outside our cells and flush out excess water with its accumulated toxins. Hormones imbalance contributes to cellulite formation by directly affecting the production of body fat in specific areas of the body. Kelp is naturally a rich source of Iodine, a trace element vital for hormone balance. Iodine is an essential component of the thyroid hormones which help maintain a healthy metabolism.
Again, remember the diet is always the number one: to reduce and prevent further cellulite, drink pure water and get every day fresh fruits and vegetables to keep toxins flushing through you. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
* Caution: This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. We remind that if you suffer from a health condition please always consult your physician.
Written by Nawel Neggache