You may be familiar with ginger as a star ingredient in pumpkin pie or gingerbread cookies, but it also has a long history of use in ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment to alleviate arthritis, cold symptoms and nausea. The way ginger affects digestion also makes it a possible weight-loss aid that may suppress hunger and moderate blood sugar levels.[expand title=”” trigpos=”below”] Preliminary research suggests that ginger helps stabilize blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. Wild fluctuations in blood sugar can lead to cravings, extreme hunger and insulin desensitization, all of which can cause overeating. In a 2015 study published in the Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, participants with type 2 diabetes who consumed ginger powder daily for 12 weeks experienced reduced levels of fasting blood sugar. A 2014 study published in the International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition reported that ginger taken daily for eight weeks helped reduce insulin sensitivity and fasting blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetics. Despite these promising results, larger and additional studies are needed to confirm whether ginger is effective for people with diabetes.
Ginger may help diminish your appetite, which makes cutting calories easier. The journal Metabolism published a study in 2012 that demonstrated that a hot ginger beverage containing 2 grams of ginger powder consumed after a meal reduces feelings of hunger for up to six hours. The ginger drink also seemed to increase the number of calories the body used to digest the initial meal, known as the thermic effect of food. This small study is promising, but more research is needed to confirm the findings.
Animal studies have indicated that ginger, when used in conjunction with other therapies, may be a way to treat obesity. A 2014 issue of the Journal of the Science and Food of Agriculture, tested the effect of gingerol — the primary component in ginger — on body weight in obese rats. After 30 days, the rats experienced significant reduction in body weight as well as improved levels of leptin — the hormone that signals satiety — and insulin.
Another study performed on rats and published in a 2013 issue of European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences compared the effects of a ginger supplement and Orlistat, a medication that promotes weight loss. After four weeks, the ginger and Orlistat had similar significant effects on reduction in body weight. The ginger also improved the level of good cholesterol in the rats’ blood.
Packaging foil body treatments can be really benefic if the main ingredient is ginger
-1 tablespoon of ginger powder (or some freshly grated ginger)
-2 tablespoons of body lotion (anything natural)
-one plastic foil
-some elastic bandage
STEPS TO FOLLOW:
- Soak the towel in some hot water and wrap it on different areas on the body
- Wait a few minutes for to pores to open up fully. You can repeat the preliminary step if needed
- Mix the ginger with the body lotion and apply the mixture in a thick layer on the areas with problems
- Now wrap these areas in several layers with plastic wrap
- Put over the wrap an elastic band, but beware that this is not too close. The elastic bandâ€™s role is to firmly fix on a position the film below, but without creating a physical discomfort.
Repeat this process regularly for best results, and corroborated treatments with a balanced diet and daily exercise program. To increase the effect of masks , do not hesitate to include ginger and in the daily diet . So do you get roughed waist in a much shorter time . Keep in mind , however, that the results can vary from person to person.[/expand]