Find out how ginger can promote weight loss!


Does ginger make you lose weight?

Ginger or Zingiber Officinale is a herbaceous plantoriginally from Asia, the rhizome of which is used.

What is it made of? “Ginger contains several interesting substances: gingerols and shogaols as well as vitamins C and group B, manganese, potassium, magnesiumiron, copper… », lists Aurore Lavergnatdietician-nutritionist.

What are the interests of these constituents? “They have an action on several levels, specifies the dietician-nutritionist. Ginger can be used as a appetite suppressant because it acts on leptin, the satiety hormone. It also acts on fat metabolism by facilitating the reduction of bad cholesterol and the reduction of insulin sensitivity. This spice, called 'hot', also accelerates the metabolism and therefore facilitates weight loss. It also limits the accumulation of fats and acts on intestinal disorders, reducing bloating and gas. »

Another advantage: its calorie content: 32 per 100 gand as we never consume more than 10 to 15 g fresh, or 2 to 4 g dried, the caloric intake is very low!

It is understood, however, that ginger alone is not a miracle spice that makes you lose weight. It is interesting as part of a varied and balanced diet, accompanied by regular physical exercise. Aurore Lavergnat, dietitian-nutritionist.

Is ginger good for the liver?

Oui ! “It stimulates the secretion of bile by the liver, which is important for good digestion, in particular, for the absorption of fats, and for the elimination of toxins. Consuming ginger during a fatty meal can help with better digestion. advises the dietician-nutritionist.

How to consume ginger to lose weight?

It is used in powder, in infusion, in tea, in slices in water, in small pieces naturally, in essential oil.

How to make ginger water?

The recipe is very simple and takes little time!

Ginger water: the recipe

For ½ liter of water, you need 2 cm of ginger cut into strips.

  1. Peel the ginger. Cut it into thin strips.
  2. Pour the water into a saucepan. Add the ginger slices. Leave to infuse for 1 hour.
  3. Boil for a few minutes. Allow to cool before drinking chilled or cold.

Ginger-lemon drink

For 1 glass of 250 ml, you need 1 lemon, 1 tbsp. to c. grated ginger.

  1. Squeeze the lemon juice.
  2. Add 250 ml of water to the lemon juice and 1 tbsp. to c. grated ginger. Mix. Drink chilled.

Ginger infusion for weight loss

For a 200 ml glass, you need 1 g of ginger powder.

  1. Bring the water to a boil. Add the powdered ginger. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  2. Filter and drink 2 to 4 times a day.

Ginger tea for weight loss

For a 100 ml cup, you need 3 g of green tea, ½ tsp. to c. powdered ginger, ½ lemon juice or 1 tsp. teaspoon of honey.

  1. Bring the water to a boil. Add the tea and powdered ginger.
  2. Leave to infuse for 3 to 5 minutes. Filter. Add the squeezed lemon or honey. Drink hot.

Ginger and cinnamon for weight loss

For a 200 ml glass, you need ¼ tsp. to c. cinnamon powder, ½ tsp. to c. powdered ginger, 1 tbsp. to c. lemon juice.

  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. When the water boils, add the ginger and cinnamon. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes.
  3. Then add the lemon. Mix. Drink one cup a day after each meal.

Ginger essential oil

Ginger essential oil can be used in 2 different ways:

  • Inhaled: 1 drop on a tissue that you breathe in helps stop the urge to snack.
  • Orally: 1 drop of essential oil directly on the tongue prevents cracking during a sudden urge to eat due to stress or boredom.

Attention ! The essential oil is contraindicated in infants, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, epileptic patients, asthmatic patients.

Is it good to drink ginger every day?

“By respecting certain quantities, there are no contraindications to consuming ginger daily, reassures the dietician-nutritionist. But the following doses should not be exceeded: 1 teaspoon for powdered ginger or dried ginger and 15 g maximum for fresh ginger. »

Beyond these quantities, it can cause irritation of the tongue, mucous membranes of the mouth, heartburn, diarrhea, etc.

And, of course, warns Aurore Lavergnat, there are contraindications in the event of anticoagulant or hypotensive treatments, or obstruction of the bile ducts.

Ginger cure: how long?

For those who do not want to eat or drink ginger every day, it is possible to take a treatment to boost their digestive system and thus help with weight loss. “In these cases, we can do a treatment of a few days, a few weeks maximum,” recommends the dietitian-nutritionist.

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