The Benefits of Ginger for Weight Loss

Ginger, the zesty root of the Zingiber Officinale, has its fans and foes. It seems as if everyone either loves or hates the spicy hit it gives to foods, teas, and even soft drinks. Most people are aware that ginger is great for soothing stomach problems like nausea, motion sickness, and stomach cramps. It's also touted for increasing circulation and decreasing inflammation, which makes it a great addition to treating menstral cramps, headaches, high blood pressure, and joint aches. It has myriad benefits for several health issues.

Fewer people are aware that ginger is also a weight loss aid. An October 2012 study by the Institute of Human Nutrition at Columbia University in New York examined the effects of adding ginger to the diets of those looking to lose weight. The study states, in part:"The results, showing enhanced thermogenesis and reduced feelings of hunger with ginger consumption, suggest a potential role of ginger in weight management." This study assessed the effects of a hot ginger beverage on energy expenditure, feelings of appetite and satiety, and metabolic risk factors. The participants actually felt full sooner and kept that feeling of fullness longer when they drank ginger tea with breakfast. Of course, there are many ways to get ginger in your diet and you don't need to restrict yourself to just tea. The spice can be used fresh, dried, in teas, in food, and even in beverages without losing its health-boosting benefits.

Ginger is just one of the ingredients in our M'lis Total Body Cleanse. Designed to help you do a clean sweep of your digestive system and get a fast track start to your weight loss program, the Total Body Cleanse is packaged in convenient single-serving packets so that you can carry them with you and use them wherever your busy schedule takes you. It is packed with beneficial herbs and ingredients to support your digestive health while also supporting your weight loss goals. Try it today. It's even available in a Total Body Cleanse Kit, with our Essential Greens Drink Mix.

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