5 Best Herbal Weight Loss Tips

The Truth

Unfortunately, there is no secret to losing weight, there is no “magical answer” to get you into those skinny jeans you no longer fit into. But there are two things that we can guarantee you will shed some fat, through exercising and eating healthy! But for some reason or another people overlook these as something that they don’t need to pay attention too.

So what is the point of writing about the 10 best herbs for weight loss if these are the two keys? The answer is simple, by adding these natural herbs to your two key ingredients will only help make the process go faster.

So what are they already!

#1 Cinnamon Tea

It has been known that blood sugar affects your hunger and how energetic you are, the more energy you have the more likely you are to want to workout. Controlling these two factors can help you lose weight, and if your blood sugar is balanced you will be less likely to have large appetites, and having more energy will cause you to be more apt to workout.

So what will you need?

  • one tea-spoon of ground cinnamon
  • one cinnamon stick
  • 8 ounces of fresh water

Directions: Take the cinnamon and place it in a mug, then pour in 8 ounces of boiling water. Let it steep for 15 mins before straining and then enjoy this delicious drink 1 or  2 times a day.

#2 Green Tea & Ginger

The legitimacy of the actual benefits of green tea & ginger is still being debated, with no side seeming to give in. While there have not been any disproofs, there have been studies showing that there are 3 main components of green tee that can be identified as helping maintain weight. THose three are caffeine, catechins, and theanine. Caffeine does it’s usual thing by being an overall boost for your body and bodily systems, including metabolism. Catechins are what we would consider anti-oxidant flavonoids, there are studies that have shown that they can help your body lower the absorption of fats (lipids) when passing through the intestinal track. Lastly comes theanine, which is an amino acid which encourages the release of dopamine, which are the chemicals that make you happy or relaxed.

What will you need?

  • 1/2 inch of fresh ginger root, peeled and finely chopped OR ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of green tea
  • 8 ounces of fresh water
  • Raw, organic honey (optional)

Directions: Take the green tea and ginger, place them in a strainer, and add 8 ounces of boiling water. Leaving the green tea too long can leave a bitter taste so try and not exceed 3-4 minutes. If you would like to add a little sweetness you can stir in a bit of honey, but avoid milk or other sugars at all cost. Consume 1-2 cups a day on an empty stomach for best results

#3 Rose Petal Water

This type of weight loss remedy is not a permanent one, as it is more water weight than anything. But it is a great why to cleanse your body and to rehydrate and feel nice and fresh. But one good effect is that by rehydrating and staying hydrated can be very beneficial to weight loss.

What you will need…

  • A collection of fresh or dried rose petals
  • 1 to 2 cups of Distilled water
  • A pot that has a tight fitting lid

Directions:

Put the pot on the stove and place the rose petals inside, pour enough distilled water that it covers the petals. If a few of them are floating that is okay. Cover the pot and let them simmer until the petals have lost most of their color, this typically happens in about 15-20 minutes. Strain the remaining liquid into a glass jar and let it settle in a fridge for up to 6 days. Have yourself 1/2-1 cup every morning on an empty stomach.

 

#4 Ginseng

If you pick any of the 11 perennial plants that have fleshy roots in the genus Panax, then you have ginseng. There are two that are highly recommended for use the American ginseng and the Asian/Korean ginseng. The biggest use of ginseng tea is that it is helpful in fighting fatigue and boosting energy and mental alertness. Without energy and feeling fatigued getting your workouts in after a long day at the office can be very difficult.

What will you need?

  • 1 teaspoon of chopped American/Korean/Asian ginseng
  • 8 ounces of fresh water
  • raw honey/lemon (optional)

Directions: Take the roots and roughly chop them up, measuring out 1 teaspoon per cup of water. Pour boiling water over the ginseng, and let it steep for 5-9 minutes. After that, strain the water and add honey or lemon to taste. Drink 1-2 times a day.

#5 The Way of Sage

In today’s age of constant “on the run” mentality, it can lead us to sucome to a ton of stress. Unfortunately, our bodies were not made to take on this much stress and it can have quite the damaging effect because so. This un-relenting stress can often lead to weight gain/loss. When under stress our body released a steroid hormone that is part of the “fight or flight” response. This can cause our body to store sugar as fat instead of burning it. One way to counter this is by consuming sage, either by having a drink of it or adding it to the dishes you already eat. By doing so you will be able to help your body fight off those evil stress levels that are ever growing.

What you will need…

  • Take a fresh handful of sage, or two teaspoons of dried sage
  • 8 ounces of boiling water
  • lemon for added taste (optional)

Directions: Pour the boiling water over the sage and allow it to steep for 4-5 minutes. After, strain and add lemon as to personal preference. Drink one too two times per day.

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