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How ashwagandha helps in weight loss - Fast&Up

Published : Jan 08, 2022 1 mins read Updated On : Nov 25, 2022

ashwagandha helps in weight loss

Ashwagandha is an herb as well as a tonic used widely in India. It has been used for ages as a household remedy. This ancient herb is also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry. Ashwagandha improves cell-mediated immunity and decreases body stress at a great level. It also possesses potent antioxidant properties that help protect against cellular damage caused by free radicals. Common health benefits are acting as an adaptogen to combat anxiety, curing insomnia, acting as an anti-inflammatory, healthy heart, and boosting immunity.

Stress is a common disorder in everyone’s daily life, where people tend to overeat, and lifestyle becomes mishap and unwanted weight gain is observed. If this stress gets prolonged, then there might be a severe negative impact on hormonal status too especially cortisol which leads to an increase in fat deposition levels.

Does Ashwagandha increase weight?

Many people have this myth that Ashwagandha increases weight but the fact is that it aids weight loss instead.

How does Ashwagandha help in weight Loss?

Elevated cortisol levels result in an increase in blood sugar which is stored as fat with help of insulin. Intake of ashwagandha improves insulin sensitivity, which simultaneously regulates blood sugar levels, and contributes to losing weight. If this is maintained then positive changes in body weight and body mass are observed to a great extent.

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Ashwagandha significantly improved several components of food cravings and eating behavior. When the body’s immune function is compromised, weight loss is paused until the body improves. Better immunity has a positive impact on weight loss. By improving the body’s immune functions, Ashwagandha promotes healthy weight loss. Magnesium-dependent ATPase activity was found to be influenced by Ashwagandha, which in turn had a positive effect on energy levels, which indirectly took care of the body’s metabolism as well.

The root of the plant is used in medicine in the form of powder, and it is marketed in the form of capsules, tea, and tablets, powder as well. Ashwagandha offers several health benefits to both men and women for several diseases without any major complications. Supplementing ashwagandha on a daily basis would prove wonders if taken with milk/water with some cardamom powder added to increase BMR.

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Geeta Bhatia Thorat
Nutrition and diet

Geeta is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to right kind of diet. She has an extensive knowledge about food science which reflects in her blogs. She believes in providing most authenticated inf... Read More

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