Waist beads are a traditional African accessory that consist of small glass beads on a string or wire worn around the waist or hips. They come in different colors and shapes and may also include decorative stones, crystals, or charms. ... They're also referred to as belly beads, waistline beads, or beaded waist chains.
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A majority of the foreigners may view wearing waist beads as a way to beautify the body or, to represent one’s culture. However, the truth is that the benefits of waist beads are much more than that. The women of Ghanaian descendent often wear waist beads for several reasons, and they tend to wear the ornaments in layers for garnering more of its benefits, such as:
he waist beads are designed to help with controlling weight gain in a woman. The beadwork as trackers for your waist and hips area, and it keeps track of what area of your body has gained weight or, where it lost some weight. African women have been using waist beads for weight loss for several centuries for shaping up their bodies.
It has been proven that the use of wearing Ghana waist beads has helped women with losing weight without much effort. Also, the beads are also used to determine whether a woman is pregnant or, for how long she has been pregnant. If a woman loses weight, the beads will fall below her hips. Or, if she has gained weight then, the waist beads would become tighter.