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    • 7 Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia

      Garcinia Cambogia (Hydroxy Citric Acid - HCA) is a tiny pumpkin-like fruit that is found in South East of Asia (mostly Indonesia) and some parts of North Africa. Natives in these regions used to use Garcinia Cambogia as a food additive due to its sourness. Combined with a healthy dosage of exercising and dieting, Garcinia Cambogia could be the ultimate weapon for weight loss. Below are 7 benefits you could enjoy from Garcinia Cambogia

       

      Fat Blocker

      The HCA, found in Garcinia Cambogia , has the ability to block fat by inhibiting the efforts of a metabolic enzyme known as citrate lyase. The efforts of the citrate lyase, under normal circumstances, include the conversion of excess carbohydrates and sugar to fatty acids and cholesterol. The body then stores them as fats when they are in excess.

      The HCA, on the other hand, restricts the conversions of carbohydrates to fat, hence halting the storage of fat in the body.

       

      Helps Reduce Hunger Cravings

      Increased glycogen production stops spikes in Ghrelin and Neuropeptide Y, the ‘hunger hormones’, meaning cravings and snacking are reduced.

       

      Prevents Gastric Ulcers

      Garcinia Cambogia has also been traditionally used to treat gastric ulcers and stomach disorders. It can help relieve the symptoms of ulcers by decreasing the level of acidity in the stomach and protecting the gastric mucosa.

      Increases Energy Levels

      HCA encourages the breakdown of carbs into glycogen, your body’s preferred energy source, helping to boost your energy levels.

       

      Enhances Mood and General Well-Being

      HCA Increases serotonin levels (the ‘happy’ chemical), improving your mood and helping you to avoid emotional eating. It can also help you experience a peaceful and invigorating good night sleep.

       

      Appetite Suppressant

      Garcinia Cambogia can help you keep your appetite in check by suppressing it. HCA is responsible for the appetite suppression. The HCA does this by increasing the level of serotonin, which is an important neurotransmitter in the brain tasked with the regulatory process that influences appetite.

       

      Improves the immune system

      Apart from helping you shed some extra pounds, Garcinia Cambogia  also gives you other benefits such as improving your immune system. Garcinia Cambogia is rich in Vitamin C, which helps in improving the body’s response to illness and infections.

      If you are interested in making the most of these benefits, click HERE to view a Garcinia Cambogia product we stock in store.

    • 6 Benefits of Dandelion Root Tea

       We have all seen dandelions growing in our gardens or in a field, but did you know of the health benefits these flowers could bring? Going straight into the garden and consuming these flowers may not sound like your cup of tea, so why not enjoy these benefits in a cup of tea?

      The root of the dandelion has several health benefits. It is a fantastic herb to detoxify your organs, especially the liver and kidney, and it’s great for purifying the blood too. It’s also wonderful at promoting a healthy digestive system and works as a mild laxative to help with regularity. The list could go on so here are 6 benefits you could gain from drinking dandelion root tea.

       

      Power Of Vitamins & Minerals

      Dandelion roots comprise of an amazing amount of vitamins including Vitamin A, Vitamin B, C, D, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, and zinc. The advantage of the vitamins and minerals alone makes dandelion plant a good add-on to your diet.

       

      Weight Loss

      Dandelion root promotes urination and helps lose water weight without causing any side effects. Dandelion and other herbal teas contain almost no calories, making them excellent choices during weight loss.

       

      Relieve Bloating and Edema

      If you’re prone to swelling and edema in the legs, drinking 1 cup of dandelion root tea and elevating the legs can temporarily relieve the problem naturally.

       

      Digestive Aid

      Dandelion acts as a mild laxative that promotes digestion, stimulates appetite, and balances the natural and beneficial bacteria in the intestines.

       

      Kidney Flush

      Dandelion root is a diuretic that helps the kidneys clear out waste, salt, and excess water. This inhibits microbial growth in the urinary system too. 

       

      High Blood Pressure

      As a diuretic dandelion increases urination which then lowers blood pressure. The fibre and potassium in dandelion also regulate blood pressure.

       

      If you would like to make the most of the benefits dandelion root tea may bring, click HERE to view a dandelion root tea we stock in-store.

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