Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How To Lose Belly Fat Quickly

The nutrition world is all abuzz about a type of carotenoid called fucoxanthin. Found in the pigment of brown seaweed, fucoxanthin is proving to be an important discovery. Brown seaweed, such as wakame and hijiki, has been a part of Asian diets for thousands of years. Perhaps the most common use of wakame seaweed in Asian cooking is miso soup where the seaweed is boiled to release the nutrients into the soup broth. Although brown seaweed is available in the United States in Japanese specialty food stores, research has determined that the fucoxanthin level is not high enough in brown seaweed to provide health benefits.

Fucoxanthin is a popular nutritional supplement in Asia and Europe today. One of the first benefits discovered by scientists was the ability of fucoxanthin to get rid of belly fat. Studies document that mice and rats fed a supplement of fucoxanthin lost 5% to 10% of their body weight. The studies compared two groups of mice or rats. Both groups were fed the same diet and given the same amount of exercise. The group given the fucoxanthin supplement lost weight each time the study was conducted. The weight lost by the mice was fat in the abdominal area. This is an exciting discovery as belly fat in humans is the most difficult fat to lose when dieting.

Clinical studies are now being conducted in the United States to determine if the results of mice and rats will be duplicated in humans. Preliminary results indicate that fucoxanthin may well be the “magic pill” for weight loss. Fucoxanthin causes a natural thermogenic effect which speeds up the metabolism to burn more stored fat. There are no stimulants like ephedra in fucoxanthin. No adverse side effects have occurred. Fucoxanthin works equally well for males and females.

Traditional weight loss diets and exercise routines do not work well for reducing belly fat. Fucoxanthin is a natural supplement that actually targets your abdominal fat. Up until now invasive liposuction surgery was the only way to eliminate abdominal fat. Fucoxanthin is an alternative to having expensive cosmetic surgery to get rid of belly fat once and for all.

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