How ashwagandha helps in weight loss - Fast&Up

How ashwagandha helps in weight loss - Fast&Up

ashwagandha helps in weight loss

Ashwagandha is a herb as well as tonic used widely in India. It has been used since 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’s 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 acts as adaptogen to combat anxiety, cure insomnia, acts as an anti-inflammatory, healthy heart, boosts immunity.

Stress being 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 severe negative impact on hormonal status too especially cortisol which leads to increase in fat deposition levels. Elevated cortisol levels result in increase in blood sugar which is stored as fat with help of insulin. Intake of ashwagandha improves insulin sensitivity which simultaneously regulates the 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 behaviour. 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 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

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