Turmeric is one of the most common spices used in a kitchen. It is the yellow coloured spice that changes the colour of the entire curry with just a pinch. For thousands of years, it has been used by people as the spice and Ayurvedic substance. Turmeric is one of the “side-effects less” component in the beauty products. It helps in lightening the skin, reduces acne and its scars and clears the skin. We have in fact heard about its medicinal usages as well, but never got any chance to understand its medicinal impacts in details. In this article, we will learn about turmeric’s impacts on our health and fitness.
Turmeric contains compounds that have medical properties. These compounds are named as curcuminoids, the most important of which is Curcumin. Curcumin is the active ingredient of Turmeric. It has anti-inflammatory effects in the body. It pertains to elevate the cognitive decline associated with ageing, being heart healthy by both electrical means and reducing lipid and plaque levels in arteries, and both reducing the risk of diabetes and being a good treatment for the side-effects associated with diabetes and is a strong antioxidant. By weight, turmeric only has 3% of Curcumin in it. Unfortunately, curcumin is having low- absorbing rate into the bloodstream. The absorption can be increased by using an absorption-enhancer black pepper which enhances the absorption by 2000%. Curcumin is fat- soluble which means it’s beneficial to take it while having fatty meals.
Who doesn’t want flat belly? But belly fat, which must be the hardest fat to lose in the entire body. Belly fat has “Stub fat” i.e. stubborn fat that needs an enormous amount of diet and exercise for its reduction. Turmeric has been an essential part of Ayurveda for centuries. Experts say that including it in your healthy diet will help you lose weight and stay fit. Over the past few years, turmeric’s popularity has soared in the west too, with people looking for ways to incorporate it into their lattes and teas. This article covers the importance of turmeric tea to reduce belly fat.
What is Turmeric Tea?
Turmeric tea is a brewed drink made from grated turmeric roots or turmeric powder. Vitamin B and C, Volatile Oils, Potassium, Omega-3 Fatty acids, α-linolenic acid, carbohydrates, proteins, sodium, iron, fibres, etc. are some of the micro and macronutrients present in Turmeric.
How turmeric tea helps in losing weight?
1. Curcumin- Anti Inflammatory ingredient of Turmeric:
Turmeric has Curcumin which is a natural anti-inflammatory substance. Inflammation is highly important for us. Without inflammation, pathogens can easily take over our bodies and kill us. Acute inflammation (Short-term) is beneficial wherein Chronic is harmful to the body’s tissues.
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Curcumin, at the molecular level targets in the inflammatory pathways. Curcumin helps in the suppression of NF-kB which is a molecule and transcription factor that travels and binds with DNA to activate inflammation. This, in turn, could help in the prevention of High blood sugar, Insulin Resistance and high cholesterol.
2. Improves digestion:
Good bowel movement is a symbol of good health. And turmeric teas and tonics help in digestion of food which in turn prevents bloating, gas, stomach cramps and improves bowel movement. If the digestion is better, the metabolism rate shoots up exponentially.
3. Post- Pregnancy weight loss:
Well losing post-pregnancy weight is quite a tough task to do. But here also turmeric tea comes to the rescue. This can help women knock out those extra kilos they gained during the gestation period.
4. Helps in Bile Production:
Bile is yellowish fluid released from the liver to help to enhance the fat digestion. Turmeric tea enhances the production of bile which therefore increases the lipolysis or fat-digestion.
With all these advantages of Turmeric tea, it is fine to include this in our fitness regime. Now the main question is how to make turmeric tea for weight loss? Please learn below about how to make turmeric tea to reduce belly fat.
How To Make Turmeric Tea For Weight Loss?
We are going to discuss the methods how to make turmeric tea for weight loss.
These are the simple turmeric tea recipe for weight loss and can be followed by anyone.
- Pour some water in a saucepan.
- Add ginger and turmeric pastes and let the water come to a boil.
- Once it comes to a boil, immediately turn off the heat and let it cool at room temperature.
- Strain it before drinking.
- Bring four cups of water to a boil.
- Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
- Strain the tea through a fine sieve into a cup; add honey and/or lemon to taste.
- Add a pinch of black pepper to increase absorption.
- Blend Milk of choice (almond, pecon, coconut, etc), turmeric, Cinnamon Powder, Ground black pepper (for a higher rate of absorption), ginger powder and honey or maple syrup till smooth.
- Pour into a small saucepan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until hot. Drink immediately.
Let us pledge to make World a fitter place to stay. Turmeric tea is the new “Healthy bhi, tasty bhi” (Both healthy and tasty); if incorporated in the daily regime of healthy nutrition and exercise, can do wonders.
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