A bouquet of slenderness made up of plants that help to put in order the metabolism and figure will help you achieve this.
The only contraindication is an allergy to a particular herb.
Being overweight is not only an aesthetic problem, but also an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome. In recent years, this diagnosis has become fashionable.
It is worth gaining a couple of kilograms, and we are already sighing sadly – what can you do, my metabolism is bad! In fact, this is not so: the inclination to be overweight does not mean anything by itself. It becomes metabolic syndrome only when it is overgrown with additional symptoms that threaten your health.
Those who are susceptible to this disease, already at a young or middle age, develop atherosclerosis, often life-threatening conditions occur – myocardial infarction, obliterating atherosclerosis of the lower extremities and all kinds of tumors, and most importantly, the risk of diabetes increases many times. Fortunately, all these troubles can be prevented if you pay attention in time to the harbingers of a developing ailment.
The metabolic syndrome is characterized by a combination of four features:
• abdominal obesity, when fat is deposited on the abdomen, and not outside, but around the internal organs. In women, this is called an apple-shaped figure, and in men, it is called a beer belly.
• increased blood cholesterol levels.
• hypertension (pressure above 140/90).
• insulin resistance – a decrease in the sensitivity of cells to the hormone insulin, due to which the level of glucose in the blood rises and type 2 diabetes mellitus develops.
Doctors, with their characteristic black humor, have dubbed this condition “the deadly quartet.” The gloomy name was not chosen by chance! I don’t want to scare you, but metabolic syndrome leads to the development of many serious diseases – coronary heart disease, heart attack, stroke, gangrene of the legs, kidney failure, cancer of the large intestine and breast.
If you have at least two signs of metabolic syndrome – overweight and high blood pressure, donate blood for sugar and cholesterol. Are they promoted? Hurry to see a doctor! Well, brewing herbs in order to normalize metabolism is useful in any case – both for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes.
MEASURE YOUR WAIST!
Not all obesity leads to metabolic syndrome. To assess your risk of developing it in yourself, it is not enough just to know your weight. By itself, this figure does not say anything.
It is important to know exactly where the fat is stored on your body. If on the hips (in the breeches zone), on the shoulders and back, or even on the stomach, but not inside, but outside – in the fat folds under the skin, you can breathe calmly. Such surpluses, of course, do not decorate the figure, but at least they do not threaten a disruption of metabolism: cholesterol and glucose in the blood remain normal, and the pressure does not rise.
The only danger to health is the so-called internal fat – the one that in everyday life is called internal fat. It is formed in the small and large omentum surrounding the intestines, in the pericardium – the pericardial sac, in the liver (fatty infiltration) and around other internal organs. The fact is that the fat that is located behind the peritoneum is a kind of endocrine gland that produces the hormone cortisol and other biologically active substances that increase blood pressure, and with it, the level of sugar and cholesterol in the blood. And in the subcutaneous fat, such substances are not formed, therefore, it does not affect pressure and metabolic processes.
Scientists have calculated that with apple-type obesity, the risk of type 2 diabetes increases 6 times, the likelihood of developing hypertension – 4 times. But that’s not all the trouble! In such patients, the risk of developing bronchial asthma increases significantly, and the frequency of diseases of the spine and joints caused by metabolic causes doubles.
To estimate your personal risk of developing metabolic syndrome, measure your waist circumference. Just do it right! Stand up straight, do not pull in the abdomen, and draw the measuring tape along the most convex point of the abdomen at the level of the navel. Did you get more than 80 cm (women) or 94 cm (men)? You have entered the red zone – your metabolism is in danger!
PHYTOCOMPLEXES OF BEAUTY
These herbal cocktails have a comprehensive effect on the figure – they increase the level of metabolism, reduce appetite, promote the breakdown of subcutaneous fat, have a diuretic, lymphatic drainage and laxative effect. Take each collection in between meals so that all the nutrients are absorbed more fully. The course is 2-3 weeks (unless otherwise stated), and then proceed to the next recipe. And the result will not be long in coming!
Recipe number 1. Take equal parts of elderberry and chamomile flowers, fennel fruits, lime blossom and peppermint leaves. Pour 3-4 tablespoons of the collection with 3 cups of boiling water in an enamel saucepan, boil under a lid in a water bath for 15 minutes, cool for 45 minutes and strain. Drink a glass 2-3 times a day for 8-10 weeks.
Recipe number 2. Prepare a collection of blackberry, birch and coltsfoot leaves according to the same recipe. Take a glass of this herbal cocktail in the morning and before lunch.
Recipe number 3. Mix in equal parts buckthorn bark, dandelion root, peppermint leaves, parsley and fennel. Pour 2 tablespoons of the collection with 2 cups of boiling water in a thermos for 30-40 minutes. Drink the entire infusion in the morning on an empty stomach.
Recipe number 4. Pour 3 tablespoons of chopped corn silk with a glass of boiling water, leave in a thermos for half an hour, cool, strain. Take a tablespoon 30 minutes before meals 3-4 times a day to reduce appetite. Or you can buy a liquid extract of corn silk at the pharmacy and drink them 20-30 drops 3 times a day.
Recipe number 5. Actively helps to reduce the weight of cystosir bearded – a seaweed sold in a pharmacy. You can brew it by itself, but it is better to use this plant as part of special weight loss preparations – with St. John’s wort (2: 1), licorice root and anise fruits (2: 1: 1), yarrow herb, buckthorn bark and juniper fruits (5 : 10: 4: 1). Pour 2 tablespoons of any herbal mixture with 500 ml of boiling water, heat in a water bath for 15 minutes, cool for 45 minutes. Take a glass of infusion 3-4 times a day.
Recipe number 6. Make a collection of flax seeds, peppermint leaves, yarrow herb, St. John’s wort, cinnamon rose hips, corn stalks with stigmas, calendula flowers, sandy immortelle flowers (2: 2: 2: 4: 4: 5: 5: 10 ). Pour 2 tablespoons of the mixture with 500 ml of boiling water, leave for an hour in a thermos, strain and drink half an hour before meals in 4-5 doses.
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