3 recipes with ginger that will help you lose weight naturally
Anyone, who is trying to shed those extra kilos, would much rather prefer to lose weight naturally, without some of the side effects of taking weight loss tablets. So, instead of resorting to weight loss medications why not try consuming more ginger? Science says ginger can help you lose weight naturally.
A study on 10 overweight men, who consumed 2 grams of ginger powder dissolved in hot water after breakfast, showed that the subjects had reduced feelings of hunger with ginger consumption, which suggests a potential role of ginger in weight management. Ginger acted in the body by curbing the appetite because of its compound gingerol, which has the ability to affect the thermic effect of food, which in obese and insulin- resistant patients people is reduced. Defective thermogenesis is what may contribute to weight gain, or impair weight loss.
Another study on induced obese rats, confirmed that ginger will help you lose weight naturally. In this research, scientists investigated the effects of gingerol on the changes in body weight, serum glucose, insulin, insulin resistance and lipid profile in plasma and liver. It was found that the obese rats fed 75 mg of gingerol daily for 30 days, showed significantly decreased glucose level, body weight, leptin, insulin, amylase, lipase plasma and tissue lipids when compared to normal control.
But ginger will not only help you lose weight naturally, it will also help with your overall health. This is because of its antioxidant activities, which warrants its use for many illnesses like cancer, diabetes, fibromyalgia and it also regulates cholesterol levels.
Here are 3 recipes with ginger that will help you lose weight naturally
Broccoli Stir Fry with Ginger and Sesame
1 Tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock (use vegetable stock for vegan option)
1 Tbsp soy sauce (use gluten-free soy sauce for gluten-free option)
1 Tbsp dark sesame oil
Peanut, canola, or grapeseed oil, or some other high smoke-point cooking oil
1 pound broccoli florets, rinsed, patted dry, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cloves of garlic, minced (about 1 Tbsp)
1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger
Toast the sesame seeds: Toast the sesame seeds by first heating a small, stick-free sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the sesame seeds and jiggle the pan so they spread out in a single layer.
Let them cook until lightly browned, stirring occasionally, about 2-3 minutes. Do not walk away from them while cooking, as once they start to brown they can easily burn. Once lightly toasted remove from heat and put into a small bowl.
Chicken, Shiitake and bok choy soup
8 cups of chicken broth
10 large shiitake mushrooms stemmed, caps sliced
2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oriental sesame oil*
1/4 teaspoon chili oil*
3 cups thinly sliced bok choy
4 teaspoons rice vinegar*
2 green onions, sliced
salt to taste
Bring broth, mushrooms and ginger to boil in large pot. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Add sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and chili oil and simmer 2 minutes. Add bok choy and simmer until bok choy is tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in rice vinegar. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.
Ginger, carrot and apple juice
5-6 large carrots
an inch long piece of ginger root (less or none if you dislike ginger)
half an apple (add more if you need it sweeter)
half an orange (add more if you need it sweeter)
Chop all the ingredients into cubes or small pieces.
Add into your juicer or you can even blend this to make a shake.