Goji and Weight Loss
Goji as The Asian Weight Loss SecretIn an Asian anti-obesity research, patients were given goji each morning and each afternoon. Results were exceptional with most patients losing significant weight.Researchers at UCLA and elsewhere have demonstrated conclusively the interconnection between stress and high cortisol levels. If you can reduce stress, you will minimize or eliminate the harmful effects of cortisol.In an animal study, it was shown that goji’s master molecule polysaccharides improved the conversion of food into energy, and reduced body weight.Reducing stress may be difficult but for more than a thousand years, traditional Asian medicine has been successfully addressing the problem by the use of adaptogens. The term refers to certain herbs that help the body to adapt to stress. No adaptogenic herb is more renowned than the goji berry for reducing mental and emotional stress.Beat Stress with GojiIn valleys of Tibet and Mongolia there is a special berry that the locals use and cherish so much that they honor it in special celebrations that last two weeks each year. The Tibetan variety of Lycium now known as ‘Goji’ is considered to be the Mother of all Lyciums! It grows in very remote unpolluted hills and valleys of Tibet and Mongolia, in soil so rich in nutrients that the berries are exploding with this special nurturing vitality.Goji is the name that refers only to this Tibetan variety of Lycium berry that is indigenous to the Tibetan and Mongolian regions. Local harvesters are cautious to distinguish the Goji berry from its distantly related offspring, the Chinese Wolfberry (Lycium barbarum), pointing out that whilst the later evolved over centuries from the Tibetan Lycium berry variety, its nutrient makeup differs considerably, as do the regions and conditions within which these two different berries are growing.Goji provides the energy reserves to help one handle just about any difficulty. In Asia, it is said that constant consumption of goji brings a cheerful attitude, and nothing beats good cheer for overcoming stress! It has been suggested that goji’s unique stress-lowering ability can help to normalize cortisol levels. If you can end the cortisol cascade, you’ll soon be on your way to a lower Body Mass Index and a healthier weight. You’ll also notice an impressive array of benefits for whole body good health, including-Increased fat burning-Less fat storage-Reduction of food cravings-More energy-Less fatigue after eating-Increased fat burning-Normal secretion of HGH, the body’s growth hormone-Lower cholesterol and blood lipids-Improved insulin utilization and blood sug– Instigation of fat-storage and enzymes- Alteration of protein in the body into unwanted sugar-Halt in secretion of fat-burning human growth hormone (hGH)- Stocking of harmful ‘apple-type’ abdominal fat-increase in appetite and cravings for sweet and fatty foods-progressive insulin resistance, which leads to type II diabetes, hypertension,-cardiovascular disease, and the other health risks associated with obesity.
Goji and Weight Loss
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