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Benefits of ginger including weight loss!

by Mary Seibert

Ginger can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice. The most common use of ginger root as a medicinal is for problems with the stomach, such as the nausea from motion sickness, gas, diarrhoea, colic and morning sickness.

Ginger is a very common kitchen ingredient that has been used as a spice and medicine for thousands of years. Consuming ginger tea can help bring the internal balance back in tune and promote well-being and weight loss.

HOW GINGER HELPS BATTLE BELLY FAT

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.

HOW TO USE GINGER TO REDUCE WEIGHT:

Ginger tea is one of the easiest ways to get ginger in your diet without a lot of fuss. Besides the fact that it’s delicious, drinking a warm ginger tea with lemon can pack a lot of benefits for your health.

Ginger Tea Recipe

Ingredients:

  • raw ginger
  • 2 cups of water
  • lemon juice
  • raw honey

Preparation

Get a fresh ginger root and cut about 4 to 5 thin slices and put them in a large mug. Pour very hot, but not boiling water over the slices. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain the water to remove the ginger. Add 1 tablespoon of honey and/or lemon if you like. Your ginger tea is ready to be consumed.

How to consume

Consuming ginger tea just before each meal is a fantastic way to jump start the digestive enzymes. Also drink a cup of ginger tea before you go to sleep to let it work its magic overnight while you’re sleeping. When you go to bed and fall asleep, the metabolism works slowly than when you are awake. That is the point of this drink, to help you boost metabolism and burn calories while you are sleeping.

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