Not sure where to begin your healthy weight management plan? Go green.

Health knows no boundaries. Whether you are busy young adult or a retiree, it is important to keep fit and not put your health at risk due to obesity. If you are wondering where you should start your healthy weight management programme, go green by picking these food items.

Green Tea

Green tea is rich in catechins, which are a high antioxidant in promoting healthy weight management. Some studies have shown that epigallocatechin gallate, which is a type of catechin, may help promote healthy fat metabolism. Moreover, green tea is good for your heart too. It improves blood circulation and promotes healthy blood triglycerides level.

Green Coffee Beans

These unroasted coffee beans are rich in chlorogenic acids, which are also known for promoting healthy weight balance. However, chlorogenic acids are greatly reduced once the coffee beans are roasted, which explains why coffee drinks (usually made from the roasted beans) are not as effective in reducing weight.

Aloe Vera

Traditionally known for its skincare benefits, aloe vera has also been used by some people to achieve desired weight due to its laxative effects. When used in moderation, aloe vera may help to promote healthy bowel movement and detoxification.

Garcinia Cambogia

Originating from Indonesia, this tropical fruit contains hydroxycitric acid, acid ingredients that have been found to help regulate individual appetite. The mechanism may relate to the increase of serotonin, a type of neurotransmitter in the brain, making us feel full easily and less hungry. Therefore, garcinia cambogia has been widely used for weight management.