Why and how to consume turmeric for weight loss?
People sometimes ask me if turmeric makes you fat: on the contrary, it is the ally of diets! Many people use it to lose weight, without really knowing why it helps you lose weight, or how to use it to lose weight.
So let’s develop the subject to find out everything about the slimming virtues of this rhizome from India, the spice of long life!
Why combine turmeric with a diet?
It is a sweet and fairly discreet spice, which can be used easily everywhere, ideal for keeping the figure.
The health benefits of turmeric are due to a high content of beta-carotene, vitamins, but especially curcumin, a powerful anti-oxidant, a polyphenol with unique properties, incomparable to other polyphenols such as flavonoids for example. It is he who will mainly act on the weight.
In fact, by making fat-soluble, turmeric facilitates the digestion of fat cells. It stimulates their digestion and their evacuation. It helps cells to absorb glucose in the body and stimulates fat cells to facilitate the elimination of fat.
A study published in Atherosclerosis, conducted at Boston University, shows that curcumin, the antioxidant in turmeric, reduces the absorption of bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) and low-density lipoproteins, it increases the destruction of fat, improves weight and body fat level.
It, therefore, makes it possible to reduce the weight, the body fat level, and actively fight against obesity.
It is a spice that helps fight, in the long term, against cellulite and unsightly cellulite.
The exceptional composition of the yellow root, antioxidant and remineralizing, helps strengthen the body often tired during a diet.
One study has shown that turmeric extracts are more effective in treating severe depression than using the well-known antidepressant “Prozac”. States of depression and anxiety are often linked to snacking and poor diet, leading to weight gain.
Turmeric would also, according to some studies, regulate the level of glycogen in the liver. It would therefore make it possible to fight against simple fatty liver disease, known as “soda disease”, which affects more and more people in the West, because of the sugar which is found in a very large number of products in the food industry. : soft drinks, fruit juices and prepared foods, cakes, etc.
As we have already explained, turmeric should be consumed with piper nigrum pepper, which contains piperine. Indeed, turmeric is not very bioavailable, which means that if you want an effect, you have to consume large quantities!
By combining turmeric longa with black pepper, curcumin is better assimilated by the body. Piperine interacts with curcumin, and the properties of turmeric are increased, some say by 1000.
Incorporate turmeric into your daily cooking. This is surely the easiest and most efficient way to do it.
The easiest, because turmeric can be used throughout the kitchen, from starter to dessert. Just add a large teaspoon for a dish for 2 people, with a few turns of the pepper mill, and voila! Prefer to add it at the end of cooking.
The most effective, because you can quickly get tired of the taste of turmeric, so if you consume it only as a flavouring with other foods, it will be more discreet and can be consumed every day without weariness.
Also, you will associate it with pepper, but also often with a fat (milk, yoghurt, butter, oil, etc.) which you will use to cook, and the bioavailability of turmeric increases in the presence of fat.
Prepare yourself a homemade slimming tea with famous ingredients to lose weight! Here is our quick and easy recipe.
1 teaspoon of Sencha green tea or yerba mate
1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
1 knife tip of the pepper ( Kampot pepper for example)
1 lemon squeeze (see lemon turmeric for weight loss )
some lemon zest
Heat some water. Put all the ingredients, except the tea, in a tea filter or directly in your teapot.
When the water begins to simmer, pour it over the ingredients (except the tea), and let steep for 10 min.
Then add the tea or mate, let infuse 3 or 4 minutes and filter, if necessary. Drink this slimming tea 2 or 3 times a day. To not get bored, change the ingredients, use flavoured tea or add other spices to change the taste.
Drink the famous Ayurvedic golden milk: golden milk! It is a drink prepared with coconut milk and turmeric, consumed as a remedy in traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine.
It is a drink used for healing, but it is also delicious, with a sweet and subtle flavour, and it is very easy to prepare it yourself. Drink 1 or 2 glasses a day.
In moderation, consume turmeric honey, also called golden honey, at the rate of one teaspoon in the morning on an empty stomach. It is, moreover, a natural remedy used in alternative medicine in prevention and to cure many ailments.
There you have it, you now know another particularity of this famous spice! Turmeric is truly a spice that lives up to its reputation, we should all incorporate it into our diets!