Can Malabar tamarind help your weightloss journey?

Can Malabar tamarind help your weightloss journey?
Garcinia cambogia. Photo: Shutterstock/Justin Johny

Garcinia cambogia or Malabar tamarind is an excellent ingredient that is abundantly grown in our backyards. The scientific community has already noted the incredible ability of Malabar tamarind to reduce obesity. In 2013, the Georgetown University had revealed the splendid health benefits of Garcinia Cambogia. The studies showed that around 7% of body weight could be effectively reduced by consuming Malabar tamarind continuously for up to eight weeks. Moreover, it is one of the safest ways to reduce weight without any side effects.

Dried Garcinia cambogia. Photo: Shutterstock/vm2002

The hydroxycitric acid (HCA) in Malabar tamarind can easily burn off the fat deposits in the body. By preventing the carbohydrates from turning into fat, the tamarind prevents the formation of LDL or bad cholesterol and control the blood sugar level too. All these helps in stopping the body from putting on unwanted weight.

Besides, Malabar tamarind converts the sugar that gets deposited in the body into glycogen and acts as an energy booster. This helps in controlling the appetite without affecting the functioning of the internal organs. Including Garcinia Cambogia in regular diet can help reduce fat deposits around stomach, boost the body’s immunity, regulate the metabolic activities, prevent over eating and even prevent depression.  

Kokum (Malabr tamarind) juice. Photo: Shutterstock/
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