September is Child Obesity Awareness Month. One in three children in the U.S. is overweight or obese, putting them at risk for a variety of health problems, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. But childhood obesity can be prevented by adopting healthy lifestyle habits. One of the best ways to help your children or grandchildren maintain a healthy weight is to lead by example. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grain, exercising, and taking supplements are great steps toward achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
If you need to drop a few extra pounds and find it difficult due to a lack of time to exercise, try a natural supplement that helps eliminate dietary fat by inhibiting the absorption of fat during digestion. Chitosan is a basic raw ingredient, a natural fiber, derived from the shells of crustaceans, like shrimp and crabs. Chitosan acts as a barrier inside the intestines that limits the absorption of fat during digestion. It has been shown to be effective in treating obesity, high cholesterol, and Crohn’s disease. Continue reading