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Losing weight the Asian way

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Many Asian countries are known for their slim, svelte populations despite the proliferation of fast food restaurants and processed foods on the continent. The key to maintaining their figures may lie in their lifestyles and diets, with each country having their own unique practices or foods that help promote a trim waistline.

 

Cordyceps (China)

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Cordyceps is a traditional Chinese herb that is said to contain many health benefits. 

This Chinese herb has been a popular ingredient in Chinese herbal medicines for centuries. They are said to have many health benefits, including boosting the immune system, strengthening muscles and of course, weight loss.

 

It is commonly boiled with other herbs like ginseng with chicken or pork to create a healthy soup for people of all ages.  Simply use a blender like the Electrolux EBR2001; it comes with a mill grinder accessory that’s ideal for grinding cordyceps into a powder for use in soups.

 

Chilli (Thailand)

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Chillies play a huge part in Thai cuisine, and is said to aid weight loss.

Get your woks out and whip up the spiciest restaurant-quality Thai stir fry right at home with your Electrolux Brio hob. After all, it’s the Thai love affair with spicy dishes that keeps them trim and eating well.

 

According to researchers, capsaicin, the natural chemical in chili causes more than just a burning sensation on the tongue. Capsaicin literally burns fat by stimulating thermogenesis, a body process that converts food into heat – and burns up the calories in the process.

 

Power napping (Japan)

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Taking 20-30 minute power naps help to fight off the effects of sleep deprivation, which encourages weight gain.

Many people in Japan take time out for a 20 to 30-minute nap daily. This helps to address the problem of chronic sleep deprivation, which increases the risk of weight gain. The less sleep you get, the hungrier for energy your body becomes, which results in overeating.

 

Tumeric (Malaysia)

Another reason to whip out your wok for a stir fry – just season your ingredients well with turmeric. One of the main components in turmeric is curcumin, which a recent Tufts University study has found to keep fat at bay. The researchers believe curcumin suppresses the growth of fat tissue while increasing fat-burning.

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