Shaped like a pumpkin, green to pale yellow in color and belonging to the tropical species of Garcinia whose roots trail to Indonesia, Garcinia Cambogia is a fruit that has received humungous social media attention since 2012. This fruit has been under scanner for the weight loss effects that have been proclaimed by drug manufacturers and denied by researchers.
What Is It?
This fruit belongs to the class of berries and is also known as brindle berry or Malabar tamarind in local terminologies. This fruit is grown in South East Asia, India and Central Africa. This fruit grows in abundance in moist forests. It can grow as big as an orange or grapefruit. Their fruit rinds are dried and cured that are dark brown or black in color. Garcinia plants are small in size but the fruit tastes more like the regular tamarind. This fruit taste sour and is used in many traditional recipes especially fish curry’s across India, Thailand, Malaysia, Burma and other south East Asian countries.
What Is It Used For?
Is it a Weight Loss Agent?
Since 2012 there is an open question on the abilities of Garcinia Cambogia in natural weight loss. pastillas para adelgazar 2015 that contain Garcinia Cambogia extract were launched in market with a promise of weight loss without diet or exercise. Later some were withdrawn from the market as the Journal of American Medical Association announced that their research concluded that HydroxyCitric Acid (HCA) present in this fruit don’t cause weight loss in human subjects. Though studies in support of HCA proved that it acts as an appetite suppresser and had the ability to control bad cholesterol in blood, clinical trials weren’t conducted to support this theory. Medically, HCA has interactions with certain drugs and also proven to cause nausea and dizziness in some subjects.
A fruit that is a taste supplement has stirred enough controversies. Rather than playing Sherlock Holmes to resolve the mystery around this fruit, one need to eat healthy and exercise to lose weight and stay fit.