Turmeric is known for its health benefit since ancient time and one of its benefits is that it helps in losing weight. Turmeric also helps in-
Increasing immunity level
Improves brain functioning etc
Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin which is known to have health-promoting properties. The rhizome in turmeric is used in the dried or fresh form in cooking, cosmetics, and traditional medicines. It also contains potassium, sodium, omega3 fatty acids, volatile oils, linolenic acid etc. Turmeric not only helps in promoting health but also helps in losing weight.
Let’s see- How Turmeric Helps In Losing Weight?
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and thermogenic properties help in accelerating metabolism rate which helps in better digestion and losing weight.
1 Turmeric has a thermogenic effect
Thermogenic effect of turmeric helps in increasing metabolism rate. Increased metabolism results in burning off more calories which in turn promotes weight loss. This is how turmeric helps in losing weight.
2 It helps in reducing the risk of heart disease
Metabolic syndrome is another risk factor which leads to a coronary heart problem. Since turmeric helps in reducing blood sugar level, cholesterol levels & triglycerides levels so it is a very efficient agent against metabolic syndrome.
3 Turmeric accelerates diet-induced weight loss
The carbohydrate fraction of turmeric is not absorbed by the body which helps in cutting down the fats and accelerates weight loss. The dietary fiber of turmeric also assists in weight loss.
4 Turmeric helps in preventing fat accumulation and hastens fat loss
As mentioned earlier, turmeric contains curcumin which prevents the accumulation of fats in adipose tissues. The white adipose tissue in the body is the major fat accumulation site. It is very helpful for those people who are overweight as it will help in avoiding further weight gain.
5 Turmeric helps in increasing bile production
It helps in increasing the production of bile juices present in the stomach. These juices help in digestion & increase metabolism rate which in turn helps in losing weight.
How Turmeric can be used in losing weight?
Here are some ways which tell how turmeric can be used in losing weight-
1.Turmeric Ginger Tea
Just like turmeric ginger has also got an anti-inflammatory property which improves digestion and also helps in losing weight.
- 1-inch turmeric root
- 1-inch ginger
- 3-4 pcs cinnamon sticks
- 150 ml water
- 1tsp honey for taste
Preparation time-10-15 mins
- Make a paste of ginger and turmeric.
- Boil water for 5 mins with ginger and turmeric paste.
- Add cinnamon sticks and boil for 2 mins
- Strain the mixture & tea is ready.
- Add honey to add taste
You can consume it once every day.
It will definitely help in losing weight.
2. Vegetable and Turmeric Soup
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 chopped Onion
- 1 chopped Carrot
- 1 tbsp ground Turmeric
- 4 cloves-Garlic
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 carton-Vegetable broth
- 3 to 4 cups- Water
- Salt – as per taste
- ½ tsp-Black pepper
- 3 cups-Cauliflower florets
- Take a saucepan and heat the oil in it.
- Add the chopped onions and stir it till they turn golden brown.
- Now, add the chopped carrots. Cook them till they become soft.
- Add ginger, garlic, turmeric, and cayenne. Stir them till they mix well with the vegetables.
- Add water, vegetable broth, salt, and pepper, and stir them. Bring these to a boil and reduce the flame.
- Now, add cauliflowers and cook them covered till cauliflowers become tender.
- Once, they also become tender, remove them from heat, and serve them.
- This turmeric drink is very healthy and loaded with nutrition.
3. Turmeric Golden Milk
Turmeric milk has a lot of health benefits. It not only helps in weight loss but also induces better sleep, fights skin infection and allergies and most importantly boosts the immunity.
• 1 cup of milk
• ½ tsp turmeric powder
• ¼ tsp ground black pepper
• ¼ tsp ghee
1 Take the milk and pour it into a small saucepan.
2 Boil over medium heat.
3 When milk comes to boil add turmeric and mix.
4 Then add pepper and ghee.
5 Mix and simmer for 1 minute.
6 Turn off heat.
7 Pour milk into another saucepan then pour the milk back into the same saucepan where you cooked it.
Repeat this procedure 3 to 4 times to cool the milk down and make it frothy. If you want to have this milk sweet then you can add a little honey to it.
Pour the milk into a glass and its ready to sip.
I hope this article will help you but I must tell you that only turmeric cannot do miracles. You need to watch your diet. The combination of the right diet and exercise will surely help you lose weight. Turmeric is also good for the skin.
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