Well! It is the harsh truth.
A global survey conducted by WHO reveals that nearly 2 billion of the world population is struggling with overweight and obesity-related issues. What’ even scarier is that globally, at least 2.8 million people die annually, and another 35.8 million lose life prematurely as a result of this overwhelmingly widespread condition and related issues.
Surprisingly, overweight and obesity have led to more deaths in the past few years than malnourishment and underweight!
Obesity alone accounts for an increasing share of noncommunicable diseases. The list of issues associated with being overweight or obese is a countless one!
- Chronic metabolic impairment leading to blood pressure, cholesterol and insulin resistance
- Risks of coronary conditions, diabetes mellitus and ischemic stroke
- Musculoskeletal disorders, and
- Risk of multi-organ cancers
These are just a handful here!
Studies also reveal that as the degree of overweight (or body mass index or BMI) increases, so do the mortality rates.
Here are some 2016 WHO global estimates that provide you with the alarming statistics of the prevalence of obesity worldwide:
- Over 1.9 billion adults (18 years and older) were found to be overweight, of which 650 million were obese.
- Among overweight adults, 39% were men and 40% women.
- Among obese adults, 11% were men and 15% women
The prevalence of obesity and overweight among children and adolescents has seen a drastic rise from 4% to a staggering 18% between 1975 and 2016.
- An estimated 41 million children (aged under five years) were found to be overweight or obese.
- Nearly 50% of these overweight or obese children under five years were from Asian countries.
- More than 340 million children and adolescents (aged 5-19) were found to be overweight or obese
The last three years from then have added on to these figures, with no signs of resolution of this grave global issue.
Today, nearly 30% of the global population are overweight or obese, says a McKinsey report. While earlier, obesity and weight were often associated with the high-income countries, recent trends reveal the prevalence of these to be on the rise in the low- and medium-income countries in general, and more so in the urban areas. Alarmingly, the number of overweight children is projected to double by 2030.
Of course, the question that arises in our minds is – what causes obesity and underweight?
The primary root of obesity and overweight is an energy imbalance in our bodies due to lesser calories expenditure compared to the calories consumed. Global trends reveal that in recent years, there has been:
- a marked increase in the intake of caloric foods; and
- an increasingly sedentary lifestyle resultant of work styles, changing modes of transportation, and increased urbanization, that have led to an increased level of physical inactivity.
These changes in dietary and physical activity patterns have paved the way for a tendency to be overweight or obese.
So, how do we reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity?
Overweight and obesity (and, the related noncommunicable diseases) are mostly preventable. One needs to take up healthier foods and regular physical activity to prevent overweight and obesity. At an individual level, people can opt for a healthy lifestyle that should include daily physical activity and healthier dietary choices, such as:
- limiting the intake of foods that are rich in total fats and sugars;
- increasing the consumption of fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts; and
- engaging in regular physical activity of at least 150 minutes across a week (for children this can be up to 60 minutes a day)
Fight obesity naturally…
Besides these lifestyle changes, certain herbs too, help in fighting obesity naturally. Regular supplementation of your diet with these herbs can help in controlling weight as well as preventing the occurrence of obesity and overweight-related issues.
Herbs, such as Agnimantha, are known for their therapeutic role in obesity treatment and management. Such herbs help keep the ‘jathragni’ (or the body’s inner heat that is necessary for digestion), regulated and thus help in preventing the excessive growth and accumulation of fatty tissues in check. Agnimantha can be used as an excellent source of active therapeutics and is an effective anti-hyperlipidaemic agent.
Agnimantha (Premna obtusifolia) exhibits tremendous value in the treatment of obesity. Studies conducted on the administration of Agnimantha in conjunction with scheduled diet and an exercise regime for six months have shown encouraging results in working on reducing the waist-hip circumference ratio. Similarly, the herb is also seen to be effective in working on the atherogenic index (i.e. the HDL ratio) and the cholesterol-HDL ratio over six months, lowering cholesterol levels. These studies thus infer the effectiveness of the herb in the treatment of obesity and subsequent weight management.
An anti-obesity study involving chloroform-methanol (1:1) extract of Agnimantha in a specimen comprising mice who are fed with a junk diet and exhibiting a significantly decreased locomotory behaviour and HDL levels, reveals that the supplementation using Agnimantha indeed eased the signs of obesity. This finding further substantiates the anti-obesity role of Agnimantha in the treatment of obesity.
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Research on the efficacy and use of Agnimantha has further revealed that Agnimantha on processing with Shilajit is an extremely potent treatment for conditions that lead to obesity. Studies have shown a significant reduction in the skin fold thickness (i.e. biceps -11.01%, triceps-11.0%, abdominal-11.23% and thigh-8.88%) due to the usage of Agnimantha and Shilajit together.
The reason for this can be found in the various studies that suggest how Shilajit increases the bio-availability of other herbs when used in conjunction with them, thereby strengthening their benefits. You would be surprised to know that Shilajit indeed acts as a fat burner and burns fat and retained water from the body. It further also plays a vital role in the process of weight management by helping suppress appetite by making you feel full. Shilajit is said to transport nutrients deep within the tissues, flushing out toxins and thereby helps improve memory, stimulates the immune system and maintain optimum metabolism. The fulvic acid content of Shilajit helps keep an optimum energy metabolism which in turn leads to burning off most of the excess calories consumed, not allowing these to be converted into fat.
Thus, this herb-mineral combination of Agnimantha and Shilajit can help to manage obesity and lose weight naturally by regulating the distorted fat metabolism and aiding its natural utilization – the significant reasons behind the accumulation of excessive fat. It further supports in weight management in the following important ways:
- Lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides
- Enhances the immunity of the body through its diuretic effect of flushing out deep-seated toxins in the body through our renal pathways
- Promotes cellular health of our body
Including a natural ingredient as a supplement is one of best (and, of course, without side-effects) way to counter the ill-effects of our current lifestyle and prevent the uncharacteristic accumulation of fat, thereby ensuring weight control and management naturally.
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