You may have probably heard about ginger being beneficial when it comes to weight loss. This really isn't a myth. In addition to regular healthy diet and exercise, ginger can help you speed up your weight loss process.
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This spice has many medicinal properties and people have been taking advantage of this for thousands of years. But how exactly does this kitchen ingredient help you lose weight and get rid of all that extra belly pudge?
Reduces belly bloating
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Ginger is great for your digestive system. It helps to prevent and relief such gastrointestinal issues as indigestion, bloating and acid reflux. When you drink ginger tea between meals, it stimulates acid production and ensures the food is properly digested.
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Apart from helping with digestion, ginger also boosts your overall metabolism and fat-burning process. In addition to helping you lose weight, ginger also keeps you fuller longer which means you're less likely to eat too much of the bad stuff.
Relieves sore muscles
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A lot of people give up on exercise because of sore muscles. But ginger can help with this, as well. After a workout, sipping some ginger tea will not only relax you, it will also relieve muscle soreness and inflammation.
So, how exactly do you use ginger for weight loss?
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One of the most popular recipes is the ginger tea. It does not require too much effort and there's a lot to gain from it.
What you need
- Some raw ginger
- 2 cups of water
- lemon juice;
- raw honey (no more than 1 tbsp but it's more effective without honey).
What do do
Cut your ginger into about 4 thin slices and put them in a large mug. Then add hot water. Cover the mug so your tea steeps for about 10 minutes.
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Strain and remove the ginger. Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of honey depending on your taste. You can also add some lemon for an extra zing.
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Now, it's time to sit back, relax and sip your ginger tea.
When can you drink it?
You can drink it before or in between meals as it helps to jumpstart the digestive enzymes. You can also drink it before bed to help you wind down after a hard day. In addition, it will work on your metabolism while you sleep.