The properties of ginger have been known for decades. This very valuable root has an extremely positive effect on the work of our entire body. Used for therapeutic purposes for stomach pain, resistance or digestion, but also as a spice, especially used in Asian cuisine. Today, however, we would like to focus on this plant in a completely different light, namely as an ideal measure in the fight against obesity. But let’s start from the beginning…
Ginger is a plant that contains many valuable minerals and vitamins. It contains vitamin C, vitamin E, folic acid, vitamin B6, niacin and riboflavin. It also contains magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and sodium.
Ginger for weight loss
Ginger has a warming, cleansing and also supportive effect on our metabolism, and all of this contributes to the burning of body fat. Ginger also suppresses appetite, which means that we do not eat as much, and the number of calories does not exceed the daily requirement. What’s more, the plant reduces the level of cortisol, and therefore the stress hormone, which, apart from the very problem of excessive stress, affects the metabolism. This information is fully confirmed thanks to the conducted research in 2014, which showed that rats that were stuffed for 30 days with ginger significantly reduced their weight. For years the use of ginger by people has also been valued for its properties, including the proper weight maintenance, if of course it’s regularly consumed.
Taking ginger for weight loss
And here the question arises – how much of it do we need to take for it to start working while fulfilling its properties? Regularly, every day. Due to the fact that it has thermogenic properties, so it raises body temperature, has a positive effect on metabolism, and thus also on the amount of calories burned.
It’s best to bet on a drink with a ginger root addition, which should be drunk regularly during the day. How do we prepare it?
- Water + lemon + ginger = ideal solution to stimulate the metabolism and help the body burn fat. We squeeze juice from several lemons and heat it over low heat, adding a dozen or so pieces of ginger root. The infusion should be diluted with one litre of water.
- Green tea + ginger is another perfect combination that affects, among other things, a shapely figure and a flat stomach, but also shows therapeutic and antioxidant properties.
- Mint + lemon + ginger as a cold drink, ideal for hot days. We combine everything together, put it away in the fridge for several minutes and then drink it, experiencing full refreshment.
We are convinced that ginger is a perfect plant that we should introduce to our diet, both in terms of appearance, but also in terms of health and wonderful well-being.