The 5 Best Herbs For Weight Loss
While there is no such thing as a magic pill that will melt away excess weight, here are some herbs that can aid you in your quest for a healthy weight. Some are mild diuretics and work by reducing water weight, while others are thermogenic and increase metabolism. Some can even relieve your hunger.
Like everything else, herbs should be used properly to get the desired effects while minimizing the risk of unwanted side effects. When used with caution and in conjunction with a healthy diet, these herbs can help you lose weight more easily and safely.
Dandelion is a diuretic, laxative and gentle digestive aid that improves fat metabolism and helps lower cholesterol levels. It also improves the elimination of fatty acids from the digestive system and contains many vitamins and minerals that are depleted through the use of diuretics, which minimizes the possibility of imbalances. Note that, as with any type of diuretic, long-term use can still result in electrolyte deficiency.
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Use it in one of the following ways:
. Drink 3 to 4 cups of dandelion leaf tea every day.
. Add fresh dandelion leaves to salads or soups.
. ( Consume 15 to 30 drops d andelion tincture per day.)
Cayenne pepper is a medicinal herb and spice that stimulates your metabolism and enables your body to burn more calories. Consuming 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper before each meal can result in lower calorie consumption and less force-feeding of fatty foods.
3. Flea seeds
Psyllium is a bulking agent that reduces hunger and promotes waste disposal. If using psyllium, you should drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day, otherwise severe constipation will result. This can lead to upset stomach, gas, and gas. Pregnant women and asthmatics should not use psyllium at all.
Mix 1 teaspoon of psyllium powder in 2 cups of water or juice twice a day.
4. Garcinia Cambogia
Garcinia Cambogia is a metabolism booster and appetite suppressant that burns fat and aids digestion.
Take 500 mg. three times a day, no more than eight weeks.
Gymnema can reduce sugar cravings and help balance blood sugar levels. It is believed to also block glucose receptors in the intestines and prevent sugar from being absorbed.
Do not take Gymnema if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, allergic to milkweed, or if you are taking antidepressants or medicines for diabetes. You should also avoid it if you are taking St. John’s wort, willow bark, or aspirin. Be sure to ask your doctor before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.