The Ayurvedic medicine teaches the ginger really does have superpowers. This root , with a slightly spicy and lemon-like flavor , is a real panacea both for health and for the line .
Its beneficial properties , in fact, range from the detox and antioxidant effect to fat burning action . Right on the latter you can bet when you want to lose weight : ginger alone, of course, does not do miracles. So, to lose the extra pounds , it is always necessary that its consumption is still included in a complete slimming program : balanced diet and constant physical activity .
A warning: those suffering from hypertension should not exceed the consumption of ginger and, in this regard, it is always advisable to consult the doctor .
Health and taste
The ginger , first of all, is a panacea for health: antioxidant , anti-inflammatory, detoxifying, beneficial to the stomach and even analgesic. In fact, consuming ginger can help to eradicate, as well as prevent, colds and sore throats .
At the first warning of these illnesses, both in the cold season and in the summer (due to air conditioning and sudden changes in temperature), taking a decoction of ginger can reduce healing times and alleviate the symptoms . Moreover, this root is also effective on pains of various types , for example those of articular and rheumatic origin or, again, the spasms due to the menstrual cycle .
In addition ginger exerts a detoxifying and digestive action , helping the hard work of the stomach and liver . But its virtues do not end there: consuming ginger limits the absorption of sugars and is, therefore, also recommended for those suffering from high blood sugar .
The ginger can help you lose weight due to its thermogenic . Like other spices (but much more pronounced), in fact, ginger leads the body to produce more heat(thermogenic) and, therefore, gives a beneficial boost to the metabolism helping to burn more fat and more calories.
This action is also carried out by the chili , for example, which can then be added to the menu to further reinforce the gingerol burner action (active ingredient of ginger).
Thus exploits the potential of ginger
But how to use ginger to lose weight? The Ayurvedic medicine recommended to have a liter of decoction of ginger throughout the day.
First of all, to start a slimming and detoxifying (healthy) program, you can start the day with a cup of decoction of ginger , alternating with a glass of lukewarm water and lemon (purifying action).
The decoction of ginger is prepared starting from the fresh root (you buy in any supermarket), peeled and cut into slices . The latter must be left to simmer with water , immersed in cold. The recommended consumption to promote weight loss , always within a balanced diet and low in sugar (as well as fat and sodium), is at least three large cups a day (unsweetened).
If you do not have time to work the fresh root, sometimes you can replace the decoction with an infusion prepared from ginger powder (sold together with spices). Or, again, ginger can be added to dishes (grated) and savored as an aperitif (for the most “strong” palates).
Candito does not help you lose weight
At the supermarket or in grocery stores, it is easy to find candied ginger . Exquisite and effective on cough and sore throat , this type of ginger, however, does not work if the purpose is weight loss .
In fact, it is a product processed and processed with a lot of sugar (cane or white), therefore not suitable to be included in a slimming food program . Candied ginger is particularly pleasing to children , despite its spicy flavor, but should be consumed with care if you want to avoid the formation of plaque and caries (tends to stick to your teeth).