1.) Fish oil and probiotics
A recent study on probiotics looks at how gut microbes imbibed with diet rich in fish oil can help slow down weight gain once it is transplanted to another gut. "We were surprised that the lard and the fish oil diet, despite having the same energy content and the same amount of dietary fiber--which is the primary energy source for the gut bacteria--resulted in fundamentally different gut microbiota communities and that the microbiota per se had such large effects on health," said Robert Caesar, author of the paper posted in the website of the University of Gothenburg, via ActionNewsJax.com. Caesar and his team studied mice models with unhealthy fat diets. They transplanted gut microbes with fish oil diet and found that the mice had lesser inflammation and reduced weight gain.
2.) Water for weight loss
A study published in the journal Obesity found that drinking water before a meal can help a person eat less. According to the report by Time, the more water drank before a meal, the more pounds were shed. The researchers behind the study determined if water can help people lose weight because it is always mentioned in weight management plans. Study author Amanda Daley of the University of Birmingham states that water helps fill the stomach up and even increase satiety. In addition to that, water is also a good "prevention strategy" for obesity and a great way to hydrate people.
3.) ORBERA Intragastric Balloon
This non-invasive weight loss treatment is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration and works to take space in the stomach to help control patients with their eating habits. According to the report by Latinos Health, it is an out-patient procedure that only takes 20-30 minutes. The balloon is inserted into the stomach through the mouth and throat and when the balloon reaches the stomach, it will be inflated with saline solution similar to the size of a grapefruit. The device is removed after six months and patients will need to learn how to eat a healthy diet with the assistance of the balloon.