Are you trying to lose weight naturally? Do you know Gym helps only 40 percent to lose weight and other 60 percent weight loss journey depends on your diet? You can burn calories at the gym with the rigorous workout. For healthy eating, you have to take a look at your kitchen shelves. There are many herbs, spices and vegetables which make your weight loss journey effective. One of these kitchen ingredients is “Garlic”. Garlic is a nutritional powerhouse of various vitamins and minerals and helps you treat various medical conditions. One of the famous Greek physician Hippocrates prescribed Garlic for treating many ailments. He calls Garlic “the father of western medicine”. Garlic is related to onion and both garlic and Onion fall under the same category. The scientific name of Garlic is Allium sativum and has a strong smell and delicious taste. In India garlic is known as Lehsun. Garlic used to flavour food and improve overall health. One garlic bulb has approximately 10-15 cloves and one clove of garlic fulfil our bodies daily sulfur requirement. Garlic cloves can be consumed raw or cooked for weight loss.
How Garlic Helps In Weight Loss
From the ancient times, garlic is used to lose weight. Garlic has allicin and diallyl sulfide, sulfur-containing compounds which promote overall health. Allicin compound helps to lose weight and works as an immunity booster. Allicin compound got destroyed during cooking, so it’s better to eat raw garlic for weight loss.
Garlic Fight Bad Cholesterol
National Institutes of Health and Research conducted a study which shows that eating garlic for 3-4 months lower down the bad cholesterol level of body. LDL or Bad cholesterol is the major reason of obesity and heart attacks. Allicin in garlic helps to control LDL cholesterol. To control bad cholesterol level you need to consume 2-3 garlic cloves daily with lemon water.
Garlic Appetite Suppressant
Garlic control unnecessary hunger pangs and work as a appetite suppressant. Regular consumption of garlic stimulates leptin brain sensitivity. Leptin send signals to brain regarding hunger. Leptin increase our metabolic rate and better metabolism release adrenaline to the nervous system to lose fat.
Garlic Cleanse body and Break Fat Stored Fat
Regular garlic consumption helps to cleanse body with its various antibacterial properties. It detoxify the body by breaking fat lumps. It break down fat cells into small molecules and dissolve it and flush out through sweat and urine.
Garlic Treat Common Cold, Flu,Nausea and Boost Immunity
Garlic is a immunity booster and protect your body from common cold, flu and nausea. If you catch cold and flu then eat 5-10 cloves of crushed garlic mixed with honey to get rid of cold. Garlic is loaded with antibiotic, antimicrobial, antioxidant and antiviral properties. These properties help to keep you from viral fever, cold, cough and flus. Better immune system means better health and a healthy stay fit.
Garlic Remove Excess Mucus From The Body and Burn Fat
Garlic not only treat cold but also helps to remove excess mucus. Excess Mucus is something very irritating. Antibiotic properties of garlic help to reduce mucus building cells. Excess mucus affect lungs functioning and blood flow.
How To Eat Garlic For Weight Loss – Recipes
Garlic can be used in various forms for losing extra body fat. Here I am going to share some Garlic recipes for weight loss.
Raw Garlic Cloves with Lemon Water Recipe for Weight Loss
Eat 2-3 raw garlic cloves with lemon water in early morning for weight loss. Don’t flavour lemon water with sugar. You can add honey instead of sugar cubes for better results. You can see visible results after consuming raw garlic for 3-4 months.
Chew 3-4 garlic cloves empty stomach to lose weight. If you don’t like the taste of garlic then you can also mix honey with crushed garlic cloves to make its taste better.
Garlic Tea Recipe for Weight Loss
If you are not fond of raw garlic then you can try garlic tea for weight loss and other health benefits. Garlic tea is very beneficial for improving heart health.
- 3-4 garlic cloves
- 250ml Water
- One tablespoon Honey
- One tablespoon Lemon Juice
- Small piece of Ginger
How to Make Garlic Tea for Losing Weight
Take 2-3 garlic cloves and crush them. Boil 250ml water, when water start boiling add crushed garlic and ginger to it. Boil it for 10 mins at medium flame. Now strain it and let the tea cool down to room temperature. Now add a tablespoon of Honey and lemon water for better taste. Drink Garlic tea daily for weight loss.
Garlic Juice For Weight Loss
Garlic juice is very healthy and easy to make. One of the best detox recipe for weight loss and remove toxins from the body.
3-5 Garlic Cloves
One small Stick Ginger (Optional)
One Glass Water
3-4 Black pepper
Honey-One tablespoon (optional)
How to Make Garlic Juice for Losing Weight
Take 3-5 garlic cloves and ginger. Now put water, ginger, garlic and all other ingredients in the grinder and run the grinder for 5 mins. Drink this juice daily for weight loss.
Garlic, Lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar Drink for Weight Loss
As you know all these ingredients help to lose weight. This drink is very effective for burning belly fat easily.
2-3 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
3 Garlic Cloves
1 tablespoon of Honey
Black Pepper Powder
How to Make Garlic, Lemon and Apple Cider Vinegar Drink for Weight Loss
Recipe for making Garlic, Lemon and apple cider vinegar drink is very simple. Boil crushed garlic cloves in 250 ml for 5 mins at low flame. Now add lemon juice, honey, black pepper powder and Apple cider vinegar to the garlic water. Now remove the mixture in a Glass and add let it cool.
Garlic and Cinnamon Drink for Weight Loss
Cinnamon is well known for weight loss properties. Adding cinnamon to garlic drink do wonder.
Cinnamon helps to prevent the storage of fat. Garlic breaks the fat cells and detoxifies the body.
One small stick Cinnamon
3-4 Garlic cloves
500 ml water
Honey one tablespoon (Optional)
How to Make Garlic and Cinnamon Drink for Weight Loss
Boil cinnamon stick or Powder in 500ml water for 15 min. Now add garlic cloves to boiling water and boil it for 5 mins. Switch off the gas and add one tablespoon honey to the water. Drink hot for better results.
Nutritional Value of Garlic
Other Health Benefits of Garlic
Garlic not only used to make your food delicious but gives you good health. Here are few health benefits of Garlic.
- Garlic prevents and controls heart disease by removing plaque buildup from arteries.
- Bioactive sulfur present in Garlic helps to prevent cancer and fight against cancer cells.
- Polysulfides in garlic help to control high blood pressure.
- Antiviral and antibiotic properties of garlic help to treat cold and flu.
- Nutrients and mineral in garlic act as the immunity booster.
- Garlic helps to improve the cholesterol level of the body.
- Raw garlic improves insulin sensitivity and helps to control diabetes.
- Garlic purifies your blood and gives you clear and acne free skin.
- Garlic is loaded with anti-aging properties and gives you youthful skin.
- Minerals in Garlic helps to control hair fall.