The medical literature indicates that ginger can work along with a healthy diet and exercise to help you reach a healthy weight. Ginger is typically used with other ingredients when weight loss is the goal.
Let’s explore how to use ginger to lose weight.
How ginger can help you lose weight
Ginger and lemon for weight loss
When you take ginger and lemon together for weight loss, you may be getting an extra boost for keeping your body healthy. Lemon juice may act as an appetite suppressant, in addition to containing a high amount of vitamin C
Apple cider vinegar and ginger for weight loss
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has weight loss properties of its own. Using it along with ginger could boost the anti- glycemic and antioxidant effects of both ingredients.
Green tea and ginger for weight loss
Green tea also has weight loss properties of its own. Green tea is a popular ingredient in weight loss supplements because of evidence that it can speed metabolism. Check my article on tea for more of this benefit.
Ginger powder for weight loss
Compared to fresh ginger, dried ground ginger contains a higher amount of compounds called shogaols. These compounds may have cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory properties.
Other benefits of Ginger
Inflammation is one of the body’s natural self-preservation functions. Germs, chemicals, and a poor diet can cause too much inflammation and harm to your body.
Inflammation has become a very common experience for a lot of people. Diet and lifestyle changes may be necessary to fight chronic inflammation.
Consuming ginger may help prevent and heal inflammation. A study found that ginger could reduce allergic reactions, in which inflammation can play a role.
The antioxidant properties of ginger may help to prevent:
Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s
Symptoms of aging
Anti-nausea and digestion aid
Studies have been carried out to back this benefit of ginger.
Balance blood sugar
Studies found that ginger improved fasting blood sugar in people with diabetes. These and other findings show the premise that ginger can help treat health concerns caused by chronic diabetes.
Ginger reduced heart disease markers like arginase activity.
This benefit is mostly because you’re taking your ginger in water. Staying hydrated is very important for supporting every aspect of your health. Many of us simply don’t drink enough water each day. Starting your day with a glass of ginger water, or finding another regular time to drink one each day, will help you hydrate.
Precautions when using ginger to lose weight
Ginger is generally safe for most people to use for weight loss. Some experience side effects like constipation and flatulence.
Ginger might increae the flow of bile from the gallbladder, leading doctors to be cautious about recommending it to people who have gallbladder disease.