Nutrition master reveals foods that ‘replace’ Ozempic

Nutrition master reveals foods that ‘replace’ Ozempic
Nutrition master reveals foods that ‘replace’ Ozempic

Meet foods that replace Ozempic could be the key to a fast and healthy weight loss. After all, the medicine has become very popular among people who want to lose weight in a short time. All because of semaglutide – an active ingredient that promotes a great feeling of satiety in the human body. This prevents the patient from overeating. Something fundamental for burning fat.

However, every drug has its side effects. And with Ozempic it’s no different. “It is important to emphasize that there are people allergic to semaglutide and other substances contained in Ozempic. Therefore, like all medications, attention is needed before recommending or ingesting”, warns Dr. Thais Mussi, endocrinologist at the Brazilian Society of Endocrinology and Metabology ( SBEM).

“Around one in 10 people experience problems such as diarrhea, vomiting and nausea, but this lasts for a very short time”, adds the specialist.

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Foods that replace Ozempic

But, if you want to stay away from the side effects that the medication can cause, there is a natural option. At least that’s what Dr. Frank Duca, from the University of Arizona Cancer Center (USA), said for the international website NPR. He has a degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in nutritional science.

“Whenever my family finds out I’m studying obesity or diabetes, they ask, ‘What’s the miracle drug? What do I need to take? What do I need to do?’ And I say: ‘Eat more fiber”, revealed the expert.

“The digestive process is summarized in the digestion of food, absorption of its nutrients and evacuation. When this flow is not adequate, the person may experience symptoms such as constipation, diarrhea, discomfort, gas, among others. In addition, the malfunction of the intestine will negatively impact the individual’s quality of personal and professional life. fibers are extremely important for this regulation, providing greater satiety and helping directly, both with absorption and evacuation”, explains nutritionist Carolina Tavares.

Where to find fiber-rich foods

And the good news is that fiber-rich foods are closer than we think. After all, they are part of our daily lives and Brazilian gastronomic culture. Just increase the amount consumed, to the detriment of ultra-processed and industrialized options. Check out some of the main foods rich in fiber:

  • legumes, such as beans, lentils and peas;
  • seeds;
  • oat, barley and rice bran;
  • fruits;
  • vegetables.

“The fibers found in foods such as oats and legumes are important for the beneficial bacteria that live in the intestine, in addition to providing other health benefits”, concludes nutritionist Dr. Marcella Garcez, professor and director of the Brazilian Association of Nutrology (ABRAN ).

Important. Ozempic is a medicine created to treat diabetes and other conditions. Therefore, No food can replace a medical prescription.

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