What are obesity and overweight?
Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health.
Body mass index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2).
For adults, WHO defines overweight and obesity as follows:
• overweight is a BMI greater than or equal to 25; and
• obesity is a BMI greater than or equal to 30.
BMI provides the most useful population-level measure of overweight and obesity as it is the same for both sexes and for all ages of adults. However, it should be considered a rough guide because it may not correspond to the same degree of fatness in different individuals.
Over weight/ Obesity may increase the risk of many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. If you are pregnant, excess weight may lead to short- and long-term health problems for you and your child.
Indian Kitchen has powerful and effective ingredients to help you lose weight. These powerful ingredients are :
Curcumin is the amazing active compound that is found within the turmeric root. It has long been used as treatment in traditional Ayurvedic medicines. It’s both antioxidant-rich and a fantastic daily supplement for promoting a healthy inflammation response in the body. To get the full benefits of curcumin however, it must come with the right support ingredients. It boosts digestion, provides relief from stomach problems.
Gingerol is the main bioactive compound in ginger, responsible for much of its medicinal properties. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects ( 1 ). Bottom Line: Ginger is a popular spice. It is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Treats chronic indigestion, reduces menstrual pain, lowers cholesterol, improves brain function.
An excellent source of manganese and vitamin K, a very good source of copper and dietary fiber, and a good source of iron, chromium and calcium. Piperine is the primary ingredient that distinguishes black pepper and other related peppers (like white pepper). High in antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, benefit your brain, improves blood sugar control, lowers cholesterol levels, may have cancer-fighting properties and a versatile spice.
Jaggery is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is rich in iron and thus is highly recommended for anaemic people. It also contains many minerals such as Magnesium, Potassium, Calcium, Selenium, Manganese and Zinc. It is obtained by boiling raw, concentrated sugar cane juice till it solidifies. Although jaggery is also made from the sap of coconut and date palm, the one made from sugar cane is the one that’s used most widely. It prevents constipation by aiding digestion. Jaggery is alkaline in nature and acts as detox, cleanse the liver, loaded with antioxidants and minerals.
Lemon contains high amount of Vitamin C, aids in weight loss and reduce risk of heart disease, anaemia and kidney stones.