Ginger is very familiar among people from all over the world, mostly because of its health benefits. When it’s used as tea, ginger efficiently soothes digestive problems and successfully relieves the symptoms of cold and flu.
However, very few people know that ginger can help you in losing some weight, too. Here are 4 ways how ginger promotes weight loss:
- Ginger Solves Digestion Problems
Ginger has been well known for its ability to cure many gastrointestinal problems. It is consisted of some components which stimulate the digestive secretion, positively affect intestinal muscle tone and help the food move through the gastrointestinal tracts.
Poor digestion can lead to many health problems. It can cause “waste” to be put on in your body which makes you feel heavier and bloated. What is more, all those toxins produced by the waste can be a source of very serious health problems.
- Ginger Is Effective Appetite Suppressant
Despite improving digestion, ginger naturally makes you feel full, or in other words, it makes you eat less. Ginger is almost calorie-free and naturally suppresses your appetite without any side effects.
A study published in Journal Metabolism has demonstrated that drinking two grams of ginger powder right after your meal, can postpone your feeling of hunger for more than 6 hours.
- Ginger Reduces the Cortisol Level
Cortisol is a stress hormone which can be suppressed if you consume ginger. This is extremely important for your diet because the stress usually leads to high levels of cortisol.
As a consequence, your body begins to stuff your cells with fat. This is why people who are often stressed have a hard time losing weight or even put on weight very easily.
- Ginger Stabilizes the Level of Blood Sugar
You cannot burn fat if your body blood sugar level is not at a normal range. If it’s too low, your body begins to store fat. If it’s too high, then you have a greater desire to eat a lot of sugary food. However, using just ¼ teaspoon of ginger can easily regulate your blood sugar levels.
How to Prepare Ginger Water
Preparing ginger water is very simple and easy.
You will need:
- Ginger – cut in pieces
- 1 ½ cup of water
- Boil the water.
- Add all the pieces of ginger in the water
- Boil gently for 20 minutes.
How To Use:
Drink this ginger water in the morning on an empty stomach before you consume anything else. You can also drink it throughout the day, sip by sip.