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7 Herbs to Help You Lose Belly Fat Effectively

Updated on January 16, 2016

Herbs are known to help you shed the pounds.

Plain and simple, it can be tough to lose weight. That's because you need to change up your whole lifestyle to make it happen. However, there is hope. In fact, thousands of people work towards losing weight every single month. One of the best ways to lose weight is to start incorporating herbs into your diet. Herbs are known to help you shed the pounds. while getting healthier along the way. Below are some of the most effective herbs for weight loss:

1. Gurmar Leaves

For years, gurmar leaves have been used to treat obesity. That's because gurmar leaves work to flush out any extra water or toxins in the system. After all, it is a diuretic. Besides this, gurmar leaves also temporarily stop you from being able to taste sweets. With this ability, you won't be as likely to crave sweets and can therefore stick to your diet better.

2. Ginseng

Ginseng is one of the most popular herbs in the world. It is used in many drinks and dishes. While this herb is often praised for its memory-enhancing effects, it can actually help a person a lot when it comes to losing weight (S).The way ginseng works is that it acts as both a stimulant and thermogenic. These properties will boost your metabolism as well as give you that extra bit of energy you need to want to exercise.

3. Oregano

Oregano is known for being an antioxidant but it is also a herb that is very effective for losing weight. For starters, oregano keeps your digestive system working properly. With a healthy digestive system, your serotonin levels are improved which ultimately helps the body flush away any excess waste. Thanks to this, issues like constipation and bloating are completely avoided, which helps you lose weight. Besides all this, though, increased levels of serotonin will help bring up your mood so that you do not end up partaking in emotional eating. In fact, increased serotonin has been seen to help reduce your appetite.

4. Sage

Sage is another one of those herbs that is seen in so many different food dishes. One reason for that is that sage is known to lower blood sugar levels as well as decrease blood pressure. Sage can even reduce anxiety. Well, all of those issues just mentioned can ultimately lead to weight gain. Thanks to this, sage has a reputation for promoting weight loss. That's not all, though. Sage is also really healthy for your body, as it contains stress-busting effects. These effects will keep your cortisol levels at a normal rate. Remember, when cortisol levels get too high, you can gain weight especially in the abdominal area.

5. Spearmint

Through different research, it has been seen that spearmint is extremely effective in lowering body fat (S). The way this works is that spearmint has the power to make your body release the extra estrogen that you body is holding onto. If your body stores this hormone, you will actually gain weight because it's basically just holding onto more fat. You need your estrogen levels to be balanced out in order to lose weight. A herb like spearmint will regulate your body so that there is no extra fat just hanging around for no reason.

6. Milk Thistle

Over the past couple of years, milk thistle has been used by countless individuals to lose weight. That's because it has main cleansing effects on the body. It can detoxify the liver so that this particular organ can function properly. When your liver contains too many toxins, your metabolism won't work as it should. Without these toxins, though, your metabolism will increase so that you can continue to burn calories and lose weight.

7. Yerba Mate

Yerba mate is one of those herbs that people are adopting left and right. That's because it's stimulating, so individuals are ingesting that in the morning instead of their usual cup of coffee. The stimulant effect that yerba mate gives off will actually leave you with a lot more energy as well as increase your metabolism. All of this will ultimately promote weight loss in your body. Other than that, though, yerba mate also contains all kinds of antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals (S) . That means when you include yerba mate in your diet, you are giving your body the essential nutrients it needs.

While many individuals assume that in order to lose weight, they have to adopt some kind of crazy diet or intense workout, that's not always the case. Actually, they may just need to add some herbs into what they are eating or drinks. Herbs, such as the ones listed above like yerba mate, milk thistle and gurmar leaves, have been seen to make a huge difference in a person's journey to lose weight.

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