obesity is a medical condition that is characterized by excessive accumulation of fat in the body. This evil has become something increasingly common and their numbers are worrying. According to data of the Ministry of Health, in 2006, approximately 42.7% of the brazilian population was overweight. In 2011, there was an increase of 5.8% in that number.
diagnosis is done through the calculation of Body Mass Index (BMI) of the individual, where the weight of the individual is divided by the number of its high height to the square.
If the result is above 30, the patient is considered obese and if it is above 40, is already a level grievous, called morbid obesity. Calculate your IMC in a simple way by clicking here.
Causes and consequences
The main cause of this condition is the disproportion between the amount of calories, which is the name given to the energy value of the foods that are ingested and the amount of calories that the individual spends, or is, a diet rich in calórias, followed by a routine with a little practice of physical activities or even sedentary.
genetic Factors also influence this point, since there are people who have slow metabolism and have a greater difficulty in having a caloric expenditure considerable. Diseases such as hypothyroidism and depression are also risk factors for the emergence of this evil.
obesity is the gateway to several other diseases, which can be even more serious if it comes from childhood or adolescence. Among the main evils that can come along with obesity are:
- cardiovascular Diseases (arterial hypertension, heart failure, arrhythmia, STROKE);
- type 2 Diabetes;
- sleep Apnea;
- Wear and tear in the bones and joints (osteoporosis, gout, arthritis, arthrosis);
- the Emergence of some types of cancer (bowel, gallbladder)
The most simple solution to this problem is a balanced diet and low calórias, followed by an exercise routine. There are also some other means, such as the use of medications to inhibit hunger and burn fat, or surgeries such as bariatric, which reduces the size of the stomach making the person not able to eat much.
But be aware, obesity is a problem most grave and the ideal is that your treatment is accompanied by some professional, either a nutritionist, or endocrinologist, in order to guide the right way the best way to deal with the problem.
Fortunately there are also natural ways to ease the process of weight loss and one of them is by the intake of teas, since many of them have detox properties and thermogenic.
The fitoterapeuta and naturopath, André Resende, created a recipe for a tea that fights obesity, helps in the elimination of toxins from the body, reducing water retention, and even helps prevent stretch marks and cellulite. Learn how to make this drink:
- 1 handful of bark pineapple;
- 1 handful of hibiscus;
- 1 handful of cinnamon;
- 1 handful of pholha lean;
- 1 handful of horsetail;
- 1 handful of gotu;
- 1 unit garcinea;
- 1 unit of noni;
- 1 liter of water.
Mode of prepare
Put the water in a saucepan or teapot and bring to a fire. A short time after it begins to boil, turn off the heat and place the rest of the ingredients in the water. Cover the pan and leave there for 20 minutes. After last time, strain the drink and place it in a bottle or jar is appropriate. Take a cup of tea five times a day.