Consuming ginger can help bring the internal balance back in tune and promote well-being and weight loss. Ginger’s sharp, distinctive flavor can also help naturally boost your energy levels, both physically and mentally.
HOW TO USE GINGER FOR WEIGHT LOSS
If you want to use the healing powers of ginger to lose weight, here’s what to do.
Before eating, chew on a thin slice of ginger root. This will help in regulating metabolism, stimulating digestion, reducing cortisol production and increasing energy.
You can also grate a small piece of ginger and add a squeeze of lemon juice and a dash of salt, then mix the ingredients. Eating a couple of small pinches of this mixture before you eat each of your meals helps to control appetite and aid digestion.
Alternatively you can make this ginger lemon tea as lemon can also aid weight loss and I’ve mentioned it in my post on how to use lemons to lose weight.
Don’t limit your ginger intake to before meals—use ginger as a spice in your cooking whenever you can to increase your ginger intake. Cooking ginger for a short period of up to 6 minutes actually enhances its health benefits. Luckily, ginger has a tasty flavor that doesn’t need to be “masked” in order to reap the rewards the plant has to offer.
GINGER TEA FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Another great way to get more ginger into your life is by making a delicious and energizing tea from ginger root. Drink this tea two or three times per day to get the most out of it. It’s yummy and not at all hard to make.
Put 1 inch of grated fresh ginger root (or 1 tsp. of powdered ginger) into a heat-tolerant glass with a 2-cup capacity.
Boil water and pour over the ginger.
Allow the grated root to steep in the water for at least 10 minutes.
Strain the root from the tea. Add a teaspoon or two of raw honey and a squeeze of lemon juice if desired. Honey and lemon have their own health benefits that can increase the potency of this wonderful tea.
Alternatively you can mix or replace the water with Matcha tea which can help you burn fat four times faster.
OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS OF GINGER
Not only does ginger aid in weight loss, it can also reduce inflammation, reduce nausea and quell vomiting, and even kill cancer cells. You can also use ginger to make a special healing drink to detox your body and fight numerous diseases.
Dry, powdered ginger can keep for many months when stored in an airtight glass container in a cool, dark place. A fresh ginger root can be kept potent by storing it in the refrigerator and will keep for up to three weeks. You can even freeze the root to lengthen its lifespan—it will keep for up to half a year in the freezer.