Ginger, in addition to using it as an additive to various dishes, also has medicinal properties. If you put it in tea and drink it for a cold, the malaise will quickly pass, and on the road, an infusion based on it will help you from motion sickness.
Putting fresh grated root into a homemade face mask is a great anti-inflammatory and anti-acne remedy. And if you embarked on the warpath with extra pounds, then it will be useful here too. What exactly, and how to use this plant, we will tell further.
Ginger was known to people more than 3 thousand years ago, and South Asia is considered its homeland. Orchid and turmeric are the immediate relatives of this medicinal root.
The composition of ginger contains such elements necessary for the body as calcium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, vitamins A and C.
What useful properties does it have?
- 1.Speeds up metabolism and blood circulation. This requires additional expenditure of energy, which the body begins to take from fat cells. Thus, your pounds begin to “melt”.
- 2. Has a mild laxative effect. Often women who are on diets take laxatives in addition. But it is worth noting that such funds have a detrimental effect on the microflora. And ginger is a completely natural remedy with which the body will quickly and gently get rid of accumulated toxins and toxins.
- 3. Action at the cellular level. By activating metabolic processes, ginger also triggers the process of enhanced energy processing according to a specific algorithm at the cellular level. As a result, the cells continue to work according to this scheme for a long time, due to which the effect after losing weight persists for a long time.
What happens when a person’s diet is wrong and unbalanced? Metabolic processes slow down significantly, which means that fats accumulate, and the body does not spend energy from them anywhere. In addition, toxins accumulate in the body, which are very slowly excreted, poisoning it, and causing additional problems.
How to fix the situation and take the path of losing weight? The answer is simple – add ginger to your diet. It can be used in salads, soups, main courses, and even compote.
Let’s freshen up
In the summertime, you can prepare two types of drink – water and iced tea.
For the first recipe, you will need 1 liter of warm (not hot) water, 1 tbsp of grated root and 1 tsp of honey. All this must be mixed, and let it brew. The resulting liquid must be divided into several doses and drunk throughout the day. For a visible effect, this course needs to be continued for 1 month.
But it’s worth noting right away that ginger itself is not a panacea. Therefore, along with its application, it is worth revising the entire power system.
White and green varieties are suitable for making refreshing teas. 4 tsp of tea, pour 0.5 liters of boiling water and leave to infuse.
Add the zest of ½ lemon to the grated ginger (3-4 cm piece), add 500 ml of water, put on fire, and let it simmer. Then add finely chopped lemon and a few mint leaves.
Combine two drinks and let cool. Drink a little between meals.
How about getting warm?
If you decide to fight excess weight in winter, then hot, warming tea will come to the rescue. It will not only help speed up metabolism, but also increase the body’s defenses. The easiest way for very busy people is to add ½ teaspoon grated root to regular tea three times a day.
For those who have decided to thoroughly approach the problem of excess weight, it will not be difficult to make a slimming cocktail. To do this, grate a small piece of fresh ginger and pour 1 liter of boiling water. To make the effect more pronounced, you can make such an infusion with cinnamon, it will take 1-2 tsp. The resulting mixture is best infused in a thermos, and after 1-1.5 hours, put red ground pepper on the tip of a knife, a little honey and lemon juice.
The maximum duration of the course (subject to daily consumption of 1-1.5 liters of the drink) is no more than 14 days. But the effect obtained with the help of such an infusion will certainly delight you – uncontrolled outbursts of hunger will disappear.
It is worth abstaining
Despite its many beneficial properties, the pungent root also has a number of contraindications, including:
- frequent fluctuations in blood pressure;
- diseases of the digestive system;
- food allergies.
Ginger, as our ancestors said, is able to “kindle an inner fire.” And if then it was about the benefits of a plant for potency, then today the same expression takes on a new meaning. The pungent root really promotes the process of active release of energy, thereby making it possible to lose weight. But the result is always visible when the approach to the fight against extra pounds is complex. Be healthy and beautiful!