Herbs that boost your metabolism and help you lose weight

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How to lose weight with herbs

Ever wonder why some people seem to lose weight easily or never appear to gain weight regardless of what they eat? A lot if how you lose weight has to do with your metabolism and how efficient or inefficient it is. My sister eats like a horse so to speak but never seem to gain an ounce. I on the other hand just need to smell food and I gain a pound. While some of us may be born with the ability to burn energy with the minimum of effort, others have to work a little harder at it.

Boosting your metabolism is a surefire way to boost your weight loss. You may be dieting and exercising but can't understand what you are missing since you never seem to lose weight. Not losing weight may have more to do with what your metabolism is or isn't doing rather than what you are not doing. Unless the foods you take in are properly and efficiently metabolized you may find that taking it off or keeping it off is a fleeting illusion.

There are herbs that improve your metabolism by improving your body's ability to create heat energy. The process is known as thermogenesis which increases heat energy as well as working on the digestive process to improve the metabolic rate. Here are a few of the herbs that are considered thermogenic

Cayenne Pepper. When taken on a regular basis, Cayenne pepper can increase your metabolism by 25%.If you are not a lover of anything spicy, then you are out of luck. Cayenne pepper is extremely hot but you only need to take about a quarter of a teaspoon to realize the benefits. in addition to revving up your metabolism, cayenne pepper can also be used as a detox agent which also helps with your weight loss goals.

Ginger is another herb that can increase your metabolic rate and also help you to detoxify. The ginger root like cayenne pepper, has many health benefits in addition to helping with your weight loss goals. Ginger serves to expand your blood vessels and in so doing increases your heat energy. The great thing about ginger is that it can be used in so many ways. You can grate it to make tea or add to soups or stews and it enhances any dish from casseroles to deserts.

Fennel is a great addition to your weight loss plan. Not only does fennel work as a diuretic and an appetite suppressant, it is a very effective metabolic booster. By drinking fennel tea you will burn more calories in a resting state than if you weren't drinking it. However, if you are pregnant or breast feeding, Fennel is not recommended. Check for other cautions prior to using this herb.

Kelp is a seaweed that is loaded with vitamins and minerals including iodine. Iodine works to improve your metabolic function helping you to lose weight. A body that is deficient in iodine causes a dramatic slowing down of your metabolism. Kelp can help to improve your thyroid function and increase your metabolism

These are just some of the herbs you can use to improve your metabolic rate and help you lose those extra pounds. It is important to note, however, that even herbs should be used with caution. you do not need massive amounts of these herbs to make a difference in your metabolic rate, you only need to be consistent. Finally, these herbs are only aids in your weight loss plans and not a replacement for a healthy weight loss program.

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ALUR 4 years ago from USA

Thank you. I tend to eat when I'm happy, sad & so so I have heard of these herbs. I will try one as well as my new commitment to get that fat moving!!


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dilipchandra12 4 years ago from India

It is a valuable hub, happy to know the above useful information.


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Joan King 4 years ago Author

Thanks. I think consistency is the key even if you only take one type of her. I need to work on that.


kuku 4 years ago

This is all fake.It doesn't work at all.all you need to do is just exercise for 2 second a day and drink 1 glass of water a day.Eat lot of fatty foods.And I m sure,you will lose 30 kg in 7 days.I swear! :P


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Joan King 4 years ago Author

You are so funny! Thanks for your comment, it sure put a smile on my face.

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