According to one of the latest European Health Surveys in Spain, more than 15% of women suffer from obesity. Losing weight can be a complicated and difficult process for some people. Often, despite following a certain diet, a healthy lifestyle and exercise, the results do not translate into weight as efficiently as we would like.
But did you know that there are certain foods that can be great allies to incorporate into your diet? This time we’re not going to talk about what foods to eat for dinner to lose weight and speed up your metabolism, but about one food in particular: ginger.
Ginger is a superfood that you can add as a complement to your recipes and incorporate it into your diet in moderation, as long as your doctor advises you to do so. Whether in smoothies, infusions, stews or even desserts, you can enjoy its benefits.
In case you don’t know, ginger has anti-inflammatory and digestive properties. This is one of the reasons why it has become one of the favourite healthy ingredients, and all this together with its slimming properties. Its intake is associated with an improvement in digestive processes and a correct elimination of fats.
One of the reasons for this has to do with gingerol, an active ingredient in ginger which, as well as being responsible for its spicy flavour, also has antioxidant and analgesic effects.
It should also be noted that in certain quantities it can even act as a diuretic, helping to reduce swelling in the abdomen and eliminate retained fluids. Hence the ‘slimming effect’.
The only way to lose weight in a healthy way is by improving our eating habits, making sure our diet is balanced and healthy, exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle; but above all, we should also seek the advice of a specialist and always follow our doctor’s advice. We must not forget that not all bodies are the same, nor do they respond in the same way to the same care.
But beyond all this, there are some foods such as ginger, which can help you to complete a balanced diet in a healthy lifestyle and with which you can also benefit from its slimming and beneficial effects for health.
Here is how to make ginger tea so that you can enjoy its properties on a daily basis:
- Put water in a pot and bring it to a simmer, then let it boil for about ten minutes and add
about five pieces of sliced ginger or a couple of tablespoons of ginger powder.
- Then turn off the heat and let it steep for about 15 minutes to make sure you enjoy all the
properties of this tuber.
- You can add more flavour by adding the juice of half a lemon and a little honey. We advise you
to drink it especially in the morning and on an empty stomach so that your body can process
it better and burn fat.
Because ginger is rich in essential oils, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids, it can also benefit your body in many other ways. Here are some other benefits that you can also guarantee with ginger:
- It reduces rheumatic and menstrual pain.
- Helps expectoration, relieving flu and cold symptoms.
- Prevents cardiovascular diseases.
- Stimulates libido as it is a natural aphrodisiac.
- Combats premature ageing and reduces stress.
- Reduces migraines.
- Prevents colon and ovarian cancer.
- Facilitates digestion.