Ginger tea – have you ever tried it? It’s a root that has many medicinal properties, one of which is helping you lose weight in a healthy, natural way. Its pleasant, spicy flavor makes it a perfect partner to help you not only slim down, but it also alleviates pain and can be one of the best anti-inflammatory agents in the world.
In today’s article we want to explain how to best use ginger tea to lose weight. But it’s also important to know when it’s not appropriate to consume this delicious tea. Are you ready to take some notes?
How to Use Ginger for Weight Loss
If you want to use the healing powers of ginger to lose weight faster, here’s what to do.
Before eating, chew on a thin slice of ginger root. This will help in regulating metabolism, stimulating digestion, reducing cortisol production and increasing energy.
You can also 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.
Make a delicious anti-inflammatory smoothie by adding fresh or dried ginger or add it to green smoothies.
- 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 (as you can read in my article about the health benefits of cooked and dried ginger). Luckily, ginger has a tasty flavor that doesn’t need to be “masked” in order to reap the rewards the plant has to offer.
- Slice up fresh ginger and use it in stir-fries, soups, and sauces to give a bit of a “kick” to your food and boost your health at the same time. Add it towards the end of the cooking so that less gingerol is lost in the cooking process but that it heats up enough to release antioxidants.
Another great way to get more ginger into your life is by making a delicious and energizing ginger lemon tea. Drink this tea two or three times per day to get the most out of it. It’s yummy and not at all hard to make. Lemon too can aid weight loss and I’ve mentioned it in my article on how to use lemons to lose weight.
Why drink ginger tea to lose weight?
If you’ve noticed that lately you’ve been gaining a little weight, maybe your belly and hips have widened so much that you can’t wear your normal clothing, it’s probably time to take action. First and foremost, we are not telling you that in order to lose weight you need to limit yourself to only drinking ginger tea for days. Not at all.
Ginger tea is intended as a complement to a healthy, weight loss diet. That means it’s important that you reduce your daily fat intake and try to eat better overall, by making delicious salads, steamed vegetables, and don’t neglect your daily doses of protein, fiber, and plenty of water.
If you also add a little exercise and a cup of ginger tea after each meal, you’ll reach your ideal weight in five weeks. Sure, it requires effort on your part, but there’s no doubt that it’s worth it.
DConsuming at least 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea on a daily basis is extremely healthy and it will also boost your metabolism. In order to create the tea, grate an inch of ginger and put it in a cup, then pour boiling water over it.
Leave the mixture in order to steep for around 10 minutes, then strain it and leave it to cool down before adding some amount of honey to taste. Ginger teas is a potent remedy for numerous diseases and conditions and it will also help you in losing weight.
OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER
1. Boost Metabolism
Ginger has fat-burning properties, it helps in increasing the rate of metabolism, and therefore burn more fat. In addition to increasing fat loss, ginger also helps you feel fuller longer, which in turn reduces food consumption and overall caloric intake. It works as a natural appetite suppressant which is the best way to lose weight.
2. Sore-Muscle Relief
Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties and thus help relieve muscle soreness and inflammation after exercise.
3. Helps Digestion
Ginger has a long history of use for relieving digestive problems like stomach upset, indigestion, bloating and acid reflux. Ginger stimulate saliva, bile and gastric juice production to aid in digestion. Drinking ginger tea between meals will stimulate stomach acid production and ensure proper absorption of food.
4. Control Diabetes
Drinking ginger tea can help control type 2 diabetes. Gingerols, the main active components in ginger, are known to improve diabetes, increase insulin sensitivity, glucose clearance and prevention of other diabetes-related disorders.