No Diet, No Exercise — This Magical Food Will Help You Lose Weight
Have you ever dreamed of one simple remedy that would help you lose weight? Without any diets or exercise? Well, you're in luck! You probably already have it in your kitchen.
Ginger is one of the most powerful remedies for weight loss. But that's not all it does. We at Bright Side have collected some of the best and simplest ways of using this amazing plant to achieve the best results.
1. Losing weight
One of the simplest ways to use ginger for weight loss is ginger tea. To make this magical drink, all you need to do is cut or grate some fresh ginger root (about 5 cm), boil it in 1 liter of water for 10 to 15 minutes, and then strain the liquid. You'll get the best results if you drink this tea before each meal.
But weight loss isn't the only benefit of this tea! If you are suffering from a cold or an allergy, this tea will offer you instant relief.
If you're not a tea fan, try adding grated ginger to the dishes you cook. Add it to salad dressings, soups, rice, or stews, and you will soon see amazing changes in your body!
2. Improving skin
It’s so easy to make your own face and body scrubs at home, and ginger's naturally gritty texture is a fantastic way to get rid of dead skin cells. Try it mixed with thick, gloopy honey, and enjoy the zingtastic scent as it energizes your entire body.
Take note that ginger is one of nature’s own anti-inflammatories, helping to ease and calm skin that is sore or just a little bit unhappy. It also promotes blood circulation. Eczema sufferers take note: adding a few drops of ginger essential oil to a carrier (like olive oil) is particularly soothing.
You can also let gingerol, the super powerful antioxidant in ginger, fight the good fight against blemishes, scars, and age spots. Try blending a small amount of freshly grated ginger with some crushed ice and applying once a week.
3. Relieving pain
The next time you strain a muscle, or sleep in an awkward position, add some ginger oil to your bath. You can even apply a mixture of ginger paste heated up slightly directly to the affected area for the sweetest muscular relief. Even better, eating a teaspoon of ginger powder at the beginning of your period has also been shown to reduce menstrual pain.
4. Treating hair
Thin hair? Dandruff? Forget chemical-laden topical shampoos! The natural powers of ginger will help you get amazing, thick, healthy hair. Mix some grated ginger and water in a spray bottle, and apply directly to the scalp. Your hair will grow faster, thicker, and healthier.
5. Fighting queasiness
Whether you are suffering from pregnancy-related morning sickness, motion sickness, or any other kind of nausea, you need ginger in your life. Ginger root has been proven to reduce both the severity and frequency of vomiting, and it is a completely natural way of relieving nausea.