Ginger has been popularly known for its ability in decreasing inflammation, stimulating digestion, and suppressing one’s appetite. Because of these, researchers believed that ginger could also play a role in weight loss.
Its gingerols have an anti-obesity effect, thus helping food to digest faster and stimulate the body to speed digested food through the colon. Results of a research suggest that it may stabilize blood sugar levels which can be key to losing weight.
One way of obtaining this weight loss benefit is by consuming ginger tea along with other ingredients with the same effect.
Rinse and scrub off the fresh ginger to remove visible dirt and then thinly slice it. In a saucepan, combine the ginger with freshwater (use one cup of water per serving) and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Strain the tea and drink. A light drizzle of honey or maple syrup can be added to temper the fiery ginger flavor. It is advised to take ginger tea 3 times a day.
Ginger With Cinnamon
Cinnamon helps in breaking down the fat in the body and boosts our body’s ability to burn them. To take advantage of the benefit of this drink, cinnamon should be added to the water along with the ginger, bringing the two to the heat and letting the water boil for about 5-10 minutes.
Ginger lemonade is an amazing option for people who wants to lose weight. Lemons can promote fullness, support hydration, boost metabolism, and increase weight loss.
Squeeze the juice of the 4 lemons and add to a jar together with 1 liter of water and 5 g of grated or powdered ginger. Let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This lemonade should be consumed throughout the day.
Ginger With Pineapple Juice
This drink is a great choice during hot days. Aside from the ginger’s ability in aiding digestion, pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps in the digestion of proteins.
In making this beverage, we need to put the pineapple in a blender with one to two pieces of ginger and serve cold, without straining and without adding sugar. Mint and ice can also be added to improve its taste.
Ginger And Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has weight loss properties of its own. Using it along with ginger could boost the anti glycemic and antioxidant effects of both ingredients.
Simply prepare a ginger tea by brewing a tea bag in hot water. Let it cool down first and then add the ACV. Have this tea once per day, in the morning before eating, to experience the maximum benefit of ACV.