Ginger and cinnamon for weight loss
These spices are used by people since ancient times – they not only improve the taste of food, but also have a beneficial effect on the body as a whole. Recipe of ginger and cinnamon for weight loss: how to use, are there any contraindications, what results can one expect?
Briefly about the benefits of ginger and cinnamon in weight loss
In the composition of ginger contain vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3), minerals (potassium, zinc, iron, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium), essential oil (about 3%), amino acids .
Ginger strengthens our immune system, protects against parasites, improves metabolism, cleanses the intestines and helps burn fat.
Cinnamon is composed of a large number of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, C, K, PP) and minerals (is to provide iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, copper, potassium, phosphorus, selenium). In aromatic spices are fats, proteins, fiber, fatty acids.
According to studies, cinnamon blunts hunger, but also – almost 20 times faster sugar metabolism. It is noticed that the cinnamon and ginger potentiate (increase) the effect of each other.
Recipes for weight loss ginger and cinnamon
There are different recipes, combining in its structure two spices: ginger and cinnamon. Offer them to your attention.
• Kefir minimal-fat – 250 ml
• Ground spices (ginger and cinnamon) 1/2 tsp.
• Red hot chilli pepper – a pinch
All the ingredients mix or whisk with a blender and drink it on an empty stomach (just before sleep). Also this drink can include in the diet fasting days (acute drink in this case would be to Supplement the diet, but do not serve as the basis).
If the taste of the cocktail seems too sharp, do not use pepper and half a teaspoon, increase the proportion of cinnamon.
• Ground spices (ginger and cinnamon) – 1 tsp
• Natural honey – 1 tsp
Mix all ingredients together, let stand a quarter of an hour and whip with a blender. If desired, you can add the recipe lemon – citrus need to add in the already made drink. Take fat burning cocktail three times a day half an hour before meals. The course duration is 1 week.
Slimming tea with ginger and cinnamon
Place the ginger and cinnamon in a thermos of boiling water and allow to steep. Drink on an empty stomach (before meals, morning and evening).
Tea with ginger, cinnamon, honey and Apple
• Water – 1 liter
• Ginger (fresh root) — 2-3 cm
• Honey — 2 tsp.
• Cinnamon — 2 sticks
Peeled ginger root and slice it into rounds, Apple divide into thin slices. Put all the ingredients (including cinnamon) into the teapot, pour boiling water and leave for 10 minutes. In the cooled drink add honey. Drink tea between meals.
As cinnamon and ginger should be consumed in reasonable doses. In addition, there are certain contraindications.
Cinnamon should not be consumed during pregnancy. Aromatic spice in some people can cause headaches. The excessive consumption of cinnamon can cause problems with the liver. Should not often eat this spice with increased nervous excitability, hypertension, tendency to bleeding.
Ginger is contraindicated in peptic ulcer disease, gastritis, tumor processes, localized in the gastrointestinal tract, enteritis, colitis, liver disease, gallstones, hemorrhoids with frequent bleeding, hypertension, stroke and pre-stroke conditions, coronary heart disease.
Ginger is not recommended to take during the second half of pregnancy and during lactation.
As practice shows, ginger and cinnamon markedly accelerate the rate of metabolism and to some extent indeed promote weight loss. Unfortunately, not revising your diet and not working out, great success you reach. Described above spices are proven only as an aid, moreover, do not forget about possible contraindications.