The use of herbs for weight loss has many advantages. The ingredients contained in them improve metabolic rate, help reduce body fat and cleanse the body out of toxins. These and many other properties of natural herbs help many people successfully deal with notorious excessive weight. What herbs to use for slimming? How to cleanse the body using natural remedies?
Which herbs improve slimming efforts?
The inclusion of herbs in the weight loss process, whether in the form of infusions, liquids or dietary supplements, naturally helps in increasing weight loss effects. Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants contained in them help improve metabolism and cleanse cells of our body of harmful and unnecessary substances created as byproducts of chemical reactions inside our body. Herbal extracts are a common component of complex slimming preparations and support the body’s detoxification.
However, it is worth remembering that herbs alone are not enough for slimming to be effective, you also need regular physical activity and an appropriate, low-calorie diet. The combination of three groups of herbs which we will present today will definitely help you in keeping up the good weight.
When considering the selection of specific herbs, it is worth paying attention to their properties, also in the context of their safe use. In case of any doubts as to the manner or scope of their use, it is worth first seeking professional consultation. This is especially important when using drugs for chronic diseases alongside them.
Here are the main groups of plants that help you lose weight.
Herbs for better digestion
Probably even once used herbs for indigestion. The ingredients contained in mint or fennel infusions improve digestion, relieve the feeling of heaviness in the stomach, stimulate intestinal peristalsis and reduce flatulence. We reach for mint tea after a hearty and hard-to-digest meal. Similarly, although sometimes we don’t realize it, we use a lot of metabolism-boosting plants and herbs in the kitchen daily, including numerous spices, e.g. oregano, basil, chilli, ginger, black pepper, coriander or tarragon.
Herbs that improve and regulate digestion often have other properties that help you lose weight. They not only accelerate metabolism but also improve liver function, help reduce bad cholesterol and regulate blood glucose. Here are some examples of those herbs:
- Lemon balm
- Common dandelion
Herbs for lower appetite
Some ingredients contained in herbal preparations that lower the appetite swell in the digestive tract when in contact with water and cause a feeling of satiety.
Herbs that suppress appetite include:
When losing weight, it is also worth reaching for herbs with diuretic properties. Why? For two key reasons. First of all, being overweight can also partly result from the accumulation of water in the body. Secondly, toxins can be released when you burn excessive fat. Diuretic herbs remove those harmful substances together with urine, additionally improve kidney function. It is worth remembering, however, that this type of herb should be used in moderation to prevent dehydration and excessive excretion of minerals.
Herbs with diuretic properties include:
- Birch (leaves)
- Field horsetail
In summer, we naturally think about weight loss. Not only nature but also our body comes to life and tries to shed winter fat stores. It’s also a good time for a complete detox. Herbal teas with diuretic properties, as well as herbs that support the functioning of the digestive system, bile secretion and liver function will be helpful.