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health benefits of garcinia cambogia

The Garcinia fruit has a variety of species and generally grows in the sub-tropics and thrives mainly in forest areas such as Southeast Asia, coastal Kerala, India and west and central Africa where the history of Garcinia Cambogia dates back to. The fruit has a thin skin/rind with prominent vertical lobes; it will range in size from the size of a small orange to a large grapefruit. It will also vary in color from a yellowish green to a reddish pumpkin color.
The Garcinia Cambogia extract is derived from the rind of the fruit. For centuries, Southeast Asian cultures have used it to treat many health problems, as well as for flavouring curries and chutneys, curing fish and meat, and preserving food. A few recent studies have concluded that this extract contains many beneficial components including potassium, calcium, and hydroxycitric acid which confirm the many health benefits of it.
It is often used in curries and chutneys in Indian cuisine, used for it medicinal and herbal properties with claims of helping with treating worms and parasites Aside from use in food preparation and preservation is also used in traditional medicine as a natural mild laxative. The fruit, as with most fruits, will assist with constipation when used in excess. A 1998 randomized controlled trial looked at the effects of hydroxycitric acid, the active component in Garcinia cambogia, as a potential anti-obesity agent in 135 people. It is claimed that HCA in high doses can help with the suppression of epididymal fat accumulation.
When taken as directed, in conjunction with a healthy diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, a sensible exercise program, and lifestyle changes, Garcinia cambogia can:
• Help manage appetite and reduce risk of overeating
• Help reduce calorie intake
• Help inhibit fat production
• Help manage body weight and Body Mass Index (BMI)
• Support healthy serotonin levels

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