Fat Burning Herbs
I have to tell you, the best way to lose weight is to eat a healthy diet and get regular exercise. However, there really are herbs that can help burn fat and speed up your metabolism. You may already be following a good diet and exercise regime. You have done everything right and even lost a few pounds initially. But, now you have hit a plateau and your goals are starting to diminish. You have worked hard and it seems like your efforts have been for nothing.
Don’t Give up the Ship
No matter how hard you stick to your diet and exercise plan, your efforts seem fruitless. The pounds won’t come off. But no matter what, Don’t give up the ship! Your efforts WILL pay off. But in the meantime there are other strategies to help you reach your ideal weight goals. I am here to tell you that a kick start on your metabolism may be just what you need. There truly are herbs that can get you help you burn fat and get your regime back on track!
A Quick Brief
It’s important that you eat healthy and ONLY organic food. Foods that contain chemicals and GMO’s are sabotaging both your weight goals and your health. For more information see: You really cannot afford to eat the so called ‘cheaper’ foods. It will cost you dearly. It really will! Are you with me? Promise me this; that you’ll eat healthy foods and get some exercise. That will get you on the path to a leaner body and healthier you!
In traditional Chinese medicine, studies have shown that people who drank 5 cups of green tea everyday five percent more fat than those who drank none.
Green tea is also said to act as an appetite suppressant. Moreover, it contains an amazing antioxidant called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This wonderful antioxidant is said to raise metabolic rate which burns fat.
Ginseng is esteemed for boosting energy levels and speeding up the metabolism. This 5000 year old herb has traditionally been used as a healing tonic to increase energy and stamina. In fact, ginseng is oftentimes linked to weight loss.
According to the Phytotherapy Research Journal, a red ginseng constituent known as ginsenoside Rg3 has the ability to inhibit variation in the cells that store energy as fat. The studies showed that ginsenoside Rg3 effectively inhibits cells that store fat. As well, ginseng may normalize serum biochemcials and hypothalamic neuropeptides, related to the control of weight gain. Another study showed that diabetic mice given panax ginseng extract not only had improvements in insulin sensitivity, but they also lost a noteworthy amount of weight after just 12 days.
Cayenne or Capsicum
Cayenne may also decrease calorie intake, lower fat levels, minimize fat tissue and combat fat buildup by activating beneficial protein changes in your body.
Studies suggest that consuming thermogenic ingredients may increase fat burning by up to 16 percent and raise your metabolism up to 5 percent. Some research also shows that ‘heat type” foods or spices may offset the decrease in metabolic rate that frequently happens during weight loss.
The tried and true common weed is actually said to be very beneficial for weight loss. Dandelion literally burns fat by quickly by breaking down carbohydrates. It also helps normalize blood sugar level that can curb hunger attacks. To help you lose weight, many experts recommend that you drink three cups of dandelion tea each day.
FYI: I would not suggest going out into your yard and picking dandelion for consumption. Well, unless you really know what you are doing. Dandelion or Taraxacum is quite complex. Some botanists even divide the group into about 34 macrospecies and about 2000 microspecies.
However, there are some botanists that only accept a total of about 60 species. Then there is false dandelion, a completely different plant but looks very similar to the true dandelion.
Note: Some people are sensitive to dandelion pollen. If you are extremely allergic to ragweed, dandelion exposure can cause asthma symptoms like severe headaches, wheezing and sinusitis. Traditional Medicinals Organic Roasted Dandelion Root Herbal Tea
Flax seed is a healthy addition to most any diet. It is high in omega 3 fatty acids and is utilized by the body to balance blood sugar levels. Flax seed also helps you burn fat by increasing your metabolism through thermogenesis. This is because omega 3 fatty acids stimulate cells to burn more fat. How about some homemade bread made with flax seed meal or maybe a refreshing fruit smoothie with flax seed? It really feels you up and tastes great!
Ginger is a medicinal that has been utilized in Chinese medicine for many moons. It helps burn excess fat by increasing the metabolism, improving digestion and lowering cholesterol. Ginger can be added to your diet in numerous ways. You can add fresh grated ginger to many recipes such as soups or stir fry dishes. Or try drinking 3 cups of ginger tea daily.
Fucoxanthin (Brown Seaweed)
Fucoxanthin is a natural carotenoid from brown seaweed. It is high in beta carotene (vitamin A) and known to boost fat burning without the stimulant effects of many natural fat burners. Many experts believe that fucoxanthin works by encouraging the body to produce additional types of protein known for its fat burning components. It’s a natural thermogenic that is a great option for people who cannot take caffeine due to high blood pressure or heart disease. Eaten fresh, fucoxanthin can increase your ability to burn fat by approximately 10% within just a few weeks. If you cannot find fresh fucoxanthin, many specialists recommend that you take a 200-mg dose three times a day with food.
According to Drug Digest, the hydroxycitric acid (HCA) found in tamarind is thought to inhibit an enzyme in your body that helps store fat.
The small fruit is also said to suppress the appetite by increasing serotonin neurotransmitter levels. Here’s the good news.
If you have been exercising, then this fruit might be very beneficial for you. Tamarind is said to burn stored fat during sustained and prolonged exercise. The sour and fruity taste of tamarind combines well with the heat of hot peppers and gives many South Indian meals their hot and sour appeal. That is what I call Great food for a diet!
Because many of the herbs and spices in this article have not been tested thoroughly, there is a possibility that they could interfere with other supplements or prescription medications. It is advised that you consult with a health specialist before taking any supplements or changing your diet. As well, it is not recommended that you consume multiple fat burners, metabolism boosters or appetite suppressants, especially at the same time. Doing so may cause damage to your body or adverse reactions that can be severe.
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