– Block the Formation of Fat
Caralluma is a plant, in the cactus family, that has been used as a natural appetite suppressant in India for centuries particularly in times of famine. Caralluma fimbriata is also believed block the formation of fat, forcing fat reserves to be burned and helps to lower blood sugar and maintain energy, even with less food!
-Stimulate Your Metabolism
It’s a well known fact that the higher your metabolism, the faster you process food and the more energy you have. ChÃ�Â¡ de Bugre is the Brazilian secret to weight loss because of its ability to stimulate fat burning by working to gently energize your metabolism, while at the same time helping to lower your cravings for food.
There are also promising studies showing how Cha de Bugre can reduce fatty deposits and even reduce the amount and appearance of cellulite.
Cha de Bugre is becoming a common ingredient in weight loss products and supplements. Due to the stimulant properties of Cha de Bugre, many manufacturers have realized that it has the potential to be an ideal replacement for the now banned Ephedra. In the ingredient listings of many weight loss products, you will often see Cha de Bugre listed as an ingredient, paired with Hoodia Gordonii. Manufacturers of weight loss products will often include Cha de Bugre and Hoodia Gordonii together, as they claim that the Cha de Bugre increases the potency of the Hoodia Gordonii. There are a number of testimonials online written by people who have used products containing Cha de Bugre. These testimonials are mixed, and it seems that a number of people have found the product helpful, whilst others have complained of side effects such as dry mouth, anxiety and insomnia.
Current recommendations from the United States National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, suggest that adults should consume 20-35 grams of dietary fiber per day, but the average American’s daily intake of dietary fiber is only 12-18 grams.
The ADA recommends a minimum of 20-35 g/day for a healthy adult depending on calorie intake (e.g., a 2000 cal/8400 kJ diet should include 25g of fiber per day). The ADA’s recommendation for children is that intake should equal age in years plus 5 g/day (e.g., a 4 year old should consume 9 g/day). No guidelines have yet been established for the elderly or very ill. Patients with current constipation, vomiting, and abdominal pain should see a physician. Certain bulking agents are not commonly recommended with the prescription of opioids because the slow transit time mixed with larger stools may lead to severe constipation, pain, or obstruction.
The British Nutrition Foundation has recommended a minimum fiber intake of 18 g/day for healthy adults.
Fiber recommendations in North America
On average, North Americans consume less than 50% of the dietary fiber levels recommended for good health. In the preferred food choices of today’s youth, this value may be as low as 20%, a factor considered by experts as contributing to the obesity levels seen in many developed countries.
Recognizing the growing scientific evidence for physiological benefits of increased fiber intake, regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States have given approvals to food products making health claims for fiber.
In clinical trials to date, these fiber sources were shown to significantly reduce blood cholesterol levels, an important factor for general cardiovascular health, and to lower risk of onset for some types of cancer.