FAT BURNING HERBS – Herbs That Can Help You Lose Weight

FAT BURNING HERBS

Getting rid of excess weight is most definitely a hard task! A lot of people have stubborn fat, post-pregnancy weight, weight due to hormonal changes or simply weight to shed due to lack of exercise.

Well, whatever your reason for weight gain is, don’t worry there are natural ways to help get rid of that extra fat in your body and this can be done with the consumption of these simple herbs!

FAT BURNING HERBS

Check out the fat-burning herbs you can try, today!

  1. Ginger root

Ginger is known to work well for weight loss, along with a healthy diet. It helps increase body metabolism. Ginger contains the compounds gingerols and shogaols, which once consumed, can have an anti-obesity effect, which aids food digestion and helps maintain a stable and healthy weight.

How to consume:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp freshly sliced or grated ginger
  • Honey to taste (optional)
  • ¼ tsp lemon juice (optional)

Method:

In a heating pot, add in one cup of water and let it come to a boil, then add in the freshly sliced/grated ginger and let it simmer for 15 minutes on low flame, while covering the pot with lid. Then turn off the flame and strain the mixture into a glass and add in the honey and lemon juice. Stir it well and it is ready to consume.

  1. Turmeric root

Turmeric contains ‘curcumin’, which is an active compound that contributes to most of the benefits of turmeric. This compound curcumin can help suppress the growth of fat tissues in the body and can help reduce the production of fat. Consuming a turmeric can help promote belly fat reduction.

How to consume:

Ingredients:

¼ tsp organic turmeric powder
A pinch of cinnamon powder, dry ginger powder and pepper powder

Method:

Into a cup, add in the organic turmeric powder, cinnamon powder, dry ginger powder and pepper powder and mix well. Then top up the cup with hot water (around 250 ml) and stir well. Let this sit for 5 minutes before consuming it. Stir the mixture again before consumption.

FAT BURNING HERBS

  1. Cumin seeds

Cumin is well-known for its effects on weight. It helps improve digestion and aid weight loss. It can help reduce the levels of unwanted lipids (fats) in the body, hence contributing to weight loss.

How to consume:

Ingredients:

1 tsp cumin seeds
1 cup water

Method 1:

Into a heating pot, add in the water and the cumin seeds. Let this come to a boil, then lower the flame and let it boil for 5 to 6 minutes on low flame. Then, increase the flame and give it one final boil before turning it off.

You can either strain this into a cup and have it hot or you can wait for it to cool down and then have it.

Method 2: Another way you can make this is by soaking 1 tsp of cumin seeds into 1 cup of water overnight and then consuming the strained water the next day.

  1. Black pepper

Black pepper benefits the body’s weight management by increasing its metabolic (metabolism is the bodily process of it converting the ingested food into energy) functioning. Black pepper helps burn calories and aids better digestion. A faster metabolic rate can help burn more calories as compared to slower body metabolic rates.

How to consume:

Add in ⅛ tsp (a pinch) of pepper powder into a glass of warm water, give it a stir and consume.

  1. Cinnamon

A lot of people contain high-fat foods in the daily diet and consuming cinnamon tea could help in reducing the effects of it. Cinnamon has properties known to lower blood sugar levels. It can help decrease the amount of glucose that enters your blood stream after a meal. It can also help breakdown carbohydrates in your digestive tract. All these properties of cinnamon help contribute to weight loss.

How to consume:

Ingredients:

1 glass hot water
2 one-inch sticks of cinnamon
(Or ½ tsp cinnamon powder)
1 tsp honey
½ tsp lemon juice (optional)

Method:

Into a heating pot, add in one glass of water and the cinnamon sticks (or powder). Let it come to a boil and then let it simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, until the colour of the water changes. Turn off the flame and let it sit for 5 minutes with a lid on. Then strain this into a cup, add in the honey and lemon juice, stir it well and it is ready to consume.

  1. Fenugreek seeds

Fenugreek seeds contain fiber that can help promote weight loss as it increases the feeling of satiety in the body and suppresses appetite.  This can in turn reduce one’s daily calorie intake. Consuming fenugreek seed water on an empty stomach is known to help promote belly fat reduction as well.

How to consume:

Soak 1 tsp of fenugreek (methi) seeds in a glass of water, overnight. Strain the seeds and consume the water in the morning.

How do consume these drinks for the best effects?

Consume these drinks on an empty stomach in the morning. Do not eat or drink anything else for half an after consumption, for the best effects.

Caution – Do not increase the quantity of the herbs, if taken in large quantities u can fade side effects. If you are under medications or allergy to any of the herbs then kindly consult your physician before taking them.  Exercise and follow a healthy diet for an effective weight loss.