The Ayurveda experts claim that eating and drinking ginger root can help keep your weight under control and research has confirmed this as well. Yes, just take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
A recent study, published in the Journal of the Science and Food of Agriculture, has discovered that overweight rats who were given gingerol (the most powerful compound found in ginger) were able to lose weight after a 30-day period. The rats also showed improvements to blood sugar levels and leptin levels. Amazing, right?
Do you know what’s leptin? Here’s what you need to know – Leptin is a compound that plays a role in feeling full and satisfied after a meal and I’ve already covered in great detail the importance of leptin for weight loss. According to the experts, ginger suppresses obesity induced by a high fat diet and it might be a promising adjuvant therapy for the treatment of obesity and its complications.
Another, more recent study, published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, has discovered that ginger supplementation had an equal impact on rat weight loss as a popular weight-loss medication, Orlistat. They’ve also found that ginger caused improvements to blood cholesterol level, with “good” cholesterol levels (HDL) up from their baseline level.
Ginger vs Belly Fat?
Ladies and gentlemen, I really think that you’ll be amazed when we tell you that ginger can target the main reasons that belly fat accumulates, such as overeating, hormonal changes and low energy leading to lack of exercise. This amazing ingredient will also help you to feel full, so eating ginger or drinking ginger water can help curb the urge to overeat. Hormonal changes and chronic stress can cause spikes in levels of blood cortisol, which throws the immune system and metabolism out of balance.
You should be very careful, because high levels of cortisol may contribute to weight gain, especially making it hard to lose belly fat. Consuming ginger can help bring the internal balance back in tune and promote well-being and weight loss. Ginger’s sharp, distinctive flavor can also help naturally boost your energy levels, both physically and mentally.
How to Use it?
According to the experts, this is the best way to use the healing powers of ginger – to lose weight. It’s very simple – before eating, chew on a thin slice of ginger root. This will help in regulating metabolism, stimulating digestion, reducing cortisol production and increasing energy. Or, you can try this method instead – just grate a small piece of ginger and add a squeeze of lemon juice and a dash of salt, then mix the ingredients. Eating a couple of small pinches of this mixture before you eat each of your meals helps to control appetite and aid digestion.
And remember – you shouldn’t limit your ginger intake to before meals. Just use ginger as a spice in your cooking whenever you can to increase your ginger intake. Cooking ginger for a short period of up to 6 minutes actually enhances its health benefits.
The Best Ginger Tea – RECIPE:
Note: you should drink this tea 3 times per day (if you want to get the best results). Here’s what you need to do – first, you need to add 1 inch of grated fresh ginger root (or 1 tsp. of powdered ginger) into a heat-tolerant glass with a 2-cup capacity. Then, you need to boil water and pour over the ginger. Leave it on for 10 minutes and then you need to strain it. Now, you can add 1 tsp. of raw honey and a squeeze of lemon juice if desired.
Or, you can mix or replace the water with Matcha tea. It will help you burn fat four times faster. Ginger will help you lose weight, reduce inflammation, reduce nausea and quell vomiting, and even kill cancer cells. You can also use ginger to make a special healing drink to detox your body and fight numerous diseases.