How African Mango Helps with Weight Loss

african mango and weight lossWeight loss is something most of us, at one time or another, think about. People are obsessed with losing weight, want to be skinny, fit, strong and healthy. Sadly, this obsession has led to eating disorders, illness and often death. Researchers and doctors consistently try to find ways in which to reduce stomach fat. Diets don’t often work, or as soon as the diet ends, people gain the weight back unless they’re able to change their lifestyle.

Weight loss has become a big, aggregate business, and companies jump on the train to create new weight loss products because they are highly profitable. Consumers need to proceed with caution, however, as these quick-fix remedies may not be remedies at all, and may cause more harm than good. It’s always best to do the research yourself, talk to a professional and see what works best for you. Since weight loss is more than simply what you eat and how many pills you take, there are many more issues to consider. Lifestyle, attitude, understanding, and most of all, compassion for yourself are very important components.

Herbal remedies are one of the best sources of weight loss. One such supplement that provides significant results is Irvingia Gabonensis, which is commonly known as African mango. It has become a favorite among vegans, fruitarians and others. The composition of the nut of the fruit has properties that facilitate weight loss and other medicinal “miracles.”

african-mangoAs the amount of obesity increases globally, particularly in the United States, people flock to grab anything they think will help them lose weight, often without considering the consequences. African mango for weight loss gets a lot of attention recently, and seems to have a very good reputation.

Irvingia Gabonensis, popularly known as bush mango or African mango, is a native tree of Southeast Asia and Western Africa. The seeds of this fruit have proven to be highly effective in helping people lose weight. African tribes have also used this fruit to cure various diseases.

The African mango nuts contain good fats and proteins. These nuts are known by the names odika, dika, etima or obongo. After the nuts are dried, they’re sold either in whole or powdered form. The powder obtained can be consumed as a medicine or mixed with other ingredients. The extract from the nuts is also useful in lowering cholesterol levels and reducing fat deposits. These benefits are due to the presence of soluble fibers in high doses. The fat is removed from the body along with the fiber. The extract also inhibits the growth of new fat cells in the body. It’s effective in the control of diabetes, as it lowers blood sugar levels.

mango-picStudies on the effects of the African mango are still underway, and it’s recommended that children and pregnant women stay away from large amounts of the fruit. Adults are advised not to consume large amounts of African mango for longer than a month. Too much consumption may result in sleep problems, headaches and flatulence, candida, yellow skin or intestinal problems.

Please note: The information above and throughout this site is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illnesses. Readers are advised to seek additional counsel from their healthcare providers before making any lifestyle changes.

Sarah Zitin

Sarah Zitin

Sarah Zitin is a Chinese Herbalist specializing in holistic health. She studied journalism at Northwestern University, The Institute of Chinese Herbology in Berkeley, Ca, and practices privately. Sarah is an author of “A Simple Guide to Immunity,” all about healing autoimmune disorders and cancer. She writes articles on health and sustainability and is the Editorial Director of Heal Estate at healestate.com.

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Sarah Zitin

Author: Sarah Zitin

Sarah Zitin is a Chinese Herbalist specializing in holistic health. She studied journalism at Northwestern University, The Institute of Chinese Herbology in Berkeley, Ca, and practices privately. Sarah is an author of "A Simple Guide to Immunity," all about healing autoimmune disorders and cancer. She writes articles on health and sustainability and is the Editorial Director of Heal Estate at healestate.com.

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