Spices, which are usually added to the food in trace amounts, have sometimes surprising properties: they can accelerate the metabolism and stimulate fat burning. Bright yellow fragrant turmeric diet used since ancient times: this spice when used correctly is very useful for health.
Turmeric - a plant of the ginger family. Bright spice with a strong characteristic aroma is obtained from the dried roots of the plant. This became particularly popular spice in Indian cuisine.
In Europe, turmeric often added to confectionery, and is used as a natural colorant. Even centuries ago, enterprising traders often sell relatively inexpensive turmeric under the guise of different spices - precious saffron. For a bright yellow color, which is obliged to spice it contained curcumin, turmeric has been called "Indian saffron."
Residents of India from ancient times turmeric was used not only as a fragrant spice, but also for the preparation of medicinal potions. It was believed that turmeric cleanses the body. And modern doctors also confirmed that the substance contained in turmeric spices impart properties immunomodulatory agent.
Turmeric: useful properties for weight loss and not only
Turmeric is rich in vitamins B, vitamin C, PP, folic acid, iron, iodine and phosphorus. Spice has antibacterial properties, improves circulation, including the brain. It is a strong antioxidant. In addition, turmeric - an excellent cleanser. Due to a strong choleretic action turmeric cleanses the liver and gall bladder, has a detoxifying effect, improves the digestive system, speeds up metabolism
Improves metabolism and losing weight without dieting
. Another useful property of spices: turmeric accelerates the appearance of satiety, and thus helps to avoid overeating. This is not least due to the fact that turmeric helps to regulate levels of blood sugar
Blood sugar - a very important indicator
These properties are bright yellow spice can effectively use it to reduce weight. Turmeric diet with yogurt or milk, as well as an infusion of fragrant spices - fairly well-known folk remedies that allow to get rid of unnecessary kilograms. Many take turmeric in the hope of thereby obtain the figure of your dreams, but it's hard to say whether these expectations are justified.
What do the doctor's say?
Doctors do not share the enthusiasm of those who intend using turmeric alone in any way to get rid of excess fat. Of course, the spice can help to cleanse the body (and cleaning - an important step in the process of losing weight) and speed up metabolism. But only rely on turmeric, ignoring reasonable restrictions in nutrition and basic physical activity, still not very reasonable.
It should also be borne in mind that turmeric
Turmeric: the benefits and harms of the Indian saffron
useful not for everyone, as well as other Cholagogue. This spice is contraindicated suffering from cholelithiasis. Intrigue of this disease is that gallstones for a long time may go unnoticed. But if they move, how a person experiences extreme pain. Since turmeric can trigger such a movement, it should not be taken to reduce weight without examination by a doctor. Also, do not resort to this method of weight loss for those who suffer from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Only after consultation with the doctor can apply turmeric diet for diabetes or atherosclerosis.
Sometimes turmeric causes allergic reactions and intolerance. Of course, in that case treatment turmeric contraindicated. Substance contained in turmeric, curcumin is contraindicated for pregnant women should not use it and lactation.
Methods of application
How to lose weight with the help of turmeric? Just add this spice or curry, made up of turmeric comes in a variety of dishes will not be enough. That is, of course, ignore the turmeric as a spice, it is not necessary, but it is additionally necessary to use a special broth (also called tea, but the name is not entirely correct) from turmeric or cocktails with this spice.
Tea made from turmeric (also known as a drink - "tea of yellow ginger ') preparing pretty simple. A tablespoon of powder spices brewed with hot but not boiling water (one cup), add ground ginger
Ginger and the most unexpected, but pleasant useful properties
and cinnamon. Number of ginger and cinnamon depends on personal taste preferences, but turmeric in the drink should prevail. Insist should drink a minimum of fifteen minutes, it is desirable to drink warm.
Another drink recipe involves the use of conventional black tea, to which is added a little turmeric and ginger. Drink insist 10-15 minutes, then cooled and added to it a tablespoon of honey.
Sometimes cold tea from turmeric mixed with milk drinks, for example, with so popular with slimming nonfat yogurt. The beverage can be sweetened with honey. Drink it at night. This cocktail will be the perfect replacement calorie dinner - it will satisfy the hunger, but it will not load the body with unnecessary calories, soothe nerves and activates the metabolism.
Dinner will be a perfect replacement and turmeric with milk diet. Powder spices brewed hot milk at the rate of one glass of milk (skim or even low-fat) per tablespoon spices. It turns a nice shade of fragrant drink. The "golden Ayurvedic milk" a small amount of honey to improve the taste. Drink this drink instead of dinner or half an hour before bedtime. This is an excellent tool for the prevention of night hunger pangs. "Golden Milk" reduces stress and helps to reduce weight even during sleep.
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