Recently, the topic of losing weight has become so relevant that every self-respecting print publication periodically strives to stun readers with some outlandish means of getting rid of body fat.
Hearing about the ginger diet, many will grin skeptically, because not even every housewife uses ginger in the kitchen. But in vain. Ginger root has long been famous for its miraculous power and beneficial properties.
Compliance with the ginger diet consists in drinking ginger tea during the day. At the same time, there is no need to cook any special dishes or limit yourself in any products. A feature of this diet is to reduce appetite and cleanse toxins.
The recipe for ginger tea is quite simple. Grate ginger root weighing 10 grams or take ready-made powder, pour 3 cups of boiling water and infuse in a thermos. Then add sugar to taste, preferably honey, lemon or orange juice, black pepper powder on the tip of a knife. Another way: pour 3 tablespoons of ginger with a liter of boiling water and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. During the boil, add black pepper, and after removing from heat, add honey and lemon juice.
Drink prepared tea in small sips, in no case in one gulp, in the morning before meals, in the evening before going to bed and in the afternoon between meals. In general, the amount of tea drunk per day should not exceed 2 liters. After 1.5-2 months of such a diet, you can get rid of 10-15 kg.
Do not reuse ginger powder. When buying fresh ginger root, pay attention to appearance. It should not be lethargic, dark, stained and moldy. Store the finished powder in a dry, dark, cool place, you can in the refrigerator, and then the beneficial properties will last up to 1 year.
In addition to a slim figure, the use of ginger tea improves overall immunity, activates all body functions, stimulates blood circulation and endocrine glands. Also, this drink has wonderful properties to help with various colds, especially coughs, and mental disorders: stress, overwork and irritation.
In addition, ginger is a favorite spice in Asian countries and adds a special flavor and aroma to cooked dishes. Dry powder of the root is indispensable in baking, it can also be added to meat, fish dishes and soups.
Before putting the ginger diet into practice, you should consult your doctor, or at least carefully read the contraindications of such a diet. So, you should not get involved in ginger tea when:
- pregnancy or breastfeeding;
- arterial hypertension;
- peptic ulcer;
- diverticulitis and diverticulosis;
- food reflux;
- the use of antihypertensive, antidiabetic and antiarrhythmic drugs.
Subject to the ginger diet, moderate physical activity and restriction in the use of sweets are desirable. Then, perhaps, the loss of extra pounds will happen much faster.