GINGER TEA AND WEIGHT LOSS
Ginger has been proven to play an important role in gastrointestinal health and weight management. It also has detoxifying and anti-inflammatory benefits also. Ginger improves digestion by increasing the power of Hydrogen (pH) of the stomach and also by stimulating the digestive enzymes.
Combining these two effects means taking ginger will help you absorb essential nutrients quickly while non-essential foods that induce constipation and bloating. Overall, drinking ginger tea increases the efficiency of your digestive system and an efficient digestive system results in the optimum usage of stored fat.
Ginger combines a number of properties and effects that all combine to increase its effectiveness as a slimming tea for anyone who takes it. Below are effects of taking ginger tea:
RELIEVES TIRED MUSCLES: when you take ginger after a workout, you will recover better and if you take it during workout, it enables you to go the extra mile and go for that last rep. You will feel less pain after your workouts and you will be more active on the days following your workouts.
MANAGES GLUCOSE LEVELS: drinking ginger tea helps to keep your glucose level in check.
BURNS FAT: drinking ginger tea helps to burn fat and fat only. It ensures that the weight you are losing over time is from nothing but fat.
MANAGES YOUR APPETITE: drinking ginger tea helps you to feel full, this in turn helps you to reduce the amount of excess food you take and your calorie intake as a result.
HELPS YOUR BODY ABSORB NUTRIENTS: when your body is overweight, your body has failed to absorb the nutrients that you need. It has over time failed to get the required vitamins and absorbs them poorly. Drinking tea helps your body to absorb the exact nutrients that will help your body.
A study conducted by researchers from Columbia University and New York Obesity Research Center published in the journal Metabolism in 2012 revealed the effect ginger has on weight loss. The researchers gave a group of 10 healthy men ginger tea with their breakfast for one day and then standard breakfast the next day. They then monitored the feelings of hunger before breakfast with ginger and without the ginger and every hour after breakfast as well as the amount of calories burnt.
They discovered that ginger had a substantial effect even with a single dose of ginger and well before the cholesterol-lowering and thermogenic effects of ginger could kick in. The study further showed that ginger can improve weight loss by enhancing the feeling of fullness after a meal. Ginger suppresses appetite and as a result helps to reduce the intake of excess food and thereby reducing the amount of calorie intake.
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