Turmeric Tea for Weight Loss- Water and Milk Recipes

turmeric for weight lossUsed in cooking, as a medicinal ingredient and as a cosmetic, turmeric is a widely used spice in India, which is also known as haldi in the country. Containing anti-bacterial properties, turmeric is used to heal wounds, it also cleanses and purifies the body and is effectively used as golden turmeric milk to treat cough and cold. It is also combined with water along with other ingredients helpful for weight loss to form turmeric tea, which is extremely helpful in weight loss.

How Does Turmeric Help in Losing Weight?

As we talked about the use of turmeric tea in weight loss, aren’t you eager to know of how turmeric can help in losing weight? Let us find out.

Thermogenic properties

Turmeric possesses thermogenic properties which burns calories through increasing the metabolic rate. Along with burning calories, this process uses the stored energy, which in turn helps in weight loss. If turmeric tea is consumed regularly, it can form an easy and practical way of losing weight, at a quick rate.

 

Presence of curcumin prevents fat accumulation

One of the major areas where fat gets accumulated and stored quickly is the white adipose tissue. Containing an important constituent known as curcumin, turmeric helps in preventing fat deposition in the white adipose tissue. Curcumin is also responsible in lowering the size of these adipose tissues, hence quickly reducing the size and fat percentage in obese people.

Reduces inflammation

Inflammation is one of the main reasons in creating a bulky, bloated and swollen look in overweight people. The oxidative stress produced by the adipokines, can lead to major metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. The anti-inflammatory properties present in turmeric help in reducing in the activity of adipokines, and thus helps in reducing oxidative stress. This prevents inflammation in your body.

Lowers blood sugar levels

Curcumin is a very important constituent present in turmeric, which has anti- diabetic properties. It helps in lowering down the blood sugar levels, and also helps in preventing diabetes.

Ways to Take Turmeric – Tea Recipes

 

How to Make Turmeric Tea for Weight Loss

tumeric teaSimple turmeric tea with lemon and honey, is one of the most easiest and effective ways in losing weight. Here Lemon and Honey detoxify your body, improve digestion and speed up the weight loss process. Let us now learn the simplest way of consuming it that is by learning to prepare turmeric tea.

You will need: 1 cup water, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, juice of ½ lemon and ½ teaspoon honey.

Method:

  1. Boil the water in a vessel until it forms bubbles.
  2. Take it off the stove and transfer it in a cup.
  3. Add turmeric powder and stir well.
  4. Turmeric powder may stick at the bottom so make sure that you mix it well.
  5. Add lemon juice honey and pinch of black pepper, and stir well.

When and How much – You can consume this drink in the morning on an empty stomach that is before breakfast. Drink 2 cups a day, till 7 days. After that, do not consume for 2 weeks. Then start again.

Ginger and turmeric tea

Ginger belongs to the family of turmeric and has excellent weight loss properties as well. Ginger has wonderful antioxidant properties which help in flushing off all toxins from the body and helping to lose weight quickly.

You will need: 1 cup water, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon ginger powder, juice of ½ lemon and ½ teaspoon honey.

Method:

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  1. Boil the water in a vessel until it forms bubbles.
  2. Take it off the stove and transfer it in a cup.
  3. Add turmeric powder and stir well.
  4. Turmeric powder may stick at the bottom so make sure that you mix it well.
  5. Add ginger powder, lemon juice and honey, and stir well.

This perfectly aromatic drink can be taken once in a day, before breakfast.  Know more Ginger tea recipes and its benefits for weight loss here.

A word of caution: do not consume it if you have gallstones, an acidic stomach, bleeding disorders or are pregnant.

Turmeric cinnamon tea

Another wonder ingredient in the list of weight loss food items is cinnamon. It helps in controlling insulin levels, reduce blood sugar levels and speeds metabolism, which in turn helps a lot in losing weight, you can find out more here.

You will need: 1 cup water, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, a pinch of cinnamon powder, juice of ½ lemon and ½ teaspoon honey.

Method:

  1. Boil the water in a vessel until it forms bubbles.
  2. Take it off the stove and transfer it in a cup.
  3. Add turmeric powder and stir well.
  4. Turmeric powder may stick at the bottom so make sure that you mix it well.
  5. Add cinnamon powder, lemon juice, honey and pinch of black pepper, and stir well.

This tea should also be taken before breakfast, on an empty stomach. Do not consume if you suffer from liver problems or gallstones.

Turmeric and green tea

Green tea is again one of the most beneficial food items for weight loss. Having a load of antioxidants, it helps in detoxifying the body, reduce bloating and increase metabolism.

You will need: 1 cup water, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon green tea leaves, juice of ½ lemon and ½ teaspoon honey.

Method:

  1. Boil the water in a vessel until it forms bubbles.
  2. Add green tea leaves to it and let it boil for a minute.
  3. Take it off the stove, filter and transfer it in a cup.
  4. Add turmeric powder and stir well.
  5. Turmeric powder may stick at the bottom so make sure that you mix it well.
  6. Add lemon juice and honey, and stir well.

You can consume this drink 2 times a day, one before breakfast and one in between meals that is during snacking time.

Turmeric water

If you want to prepare simple turmeric water, you can simply add turmeric powder to warm or normal temperature water and drink it. You can add lemon or honey to enhance the taste. This is the simplest way of consuming turmeric daily to gain its maximum benefits in losing weight. You can have it in the morning on an empty stomach and in between meals. Do not consume if you have liver problems or are suffering from gallstones.

Turmeric golden milk benefits and recipe

This recipe might be often made by your mother and given to you when you had a cold or fever. Apart from having medicinal properties, turmeric golden milk also aids in weight loss. Let us learn how to prepare it.

You will need: 1 cup milk (approx 220 ml, low fat), 1 teaspoon turmeric powder and ½ teaspoon honey.

Method:

  1. Boil the milk in a vessel for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Take it off the stove and transfer it in a cup.
  3. Add turmeric powder and stir well.
  4. Add honey, and stir well.

Having this milk 30 minutes before sleeping at night can boost your metabolic rate which can help in losing weight at a faster pace.

Nutrition facts and Value of Turmeric

Turmeric1 tsp(2.2 grams) of turmeric contains very low calories.

Calories: 8

Protein: 0.2 g

Fat: 0.2 g

Carbohydrates: 1.4 g

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Iron: 0.8 mg(5%)

Dietary fiber: 0.4 g (2%)

Magnesium: 0.2g (8%)

Note:  here  1g carbs= 4 Calories,  1g Protein= 4 Calories, 1g Fat= 9 Calories. And *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recommended Daily Dosage of Turmeric

If you haven’t consumed turmeric in your daily diet then it is suggested that you start its intake with a very small amount. You can consume ¼ to ½ teaspoon of turmeric daily and then you can increase it proportionately each week. Once you are acquainted with its use, you can start taking 1-2 teaspoons for 2-3 times in a day. Do not consume turmeric tea immediately before and after taking medicines. And make sure that you do not have raw turmeric on an empty stomach. Also, consult your trusted physician before consuming any kind of turmeric supplements.

Who Should Not Eat Turmeric?

To begin with, people suffering from gallstones and liver problems should not consume turmeric at all, as stated above. Pregnant women should stay away from it too. People suffering from an acidic stomach should lessen their turmeric consumption because turmeric can cause an acid reflux in the stomach. You should not consume turmeric if suffering from kidney stones and also if you face bleeding disorders. But don’t worry, you can drink Mint leaves tea, green tea, Fennel seeds tea for weight loss.

To conclude, turmeric may have amazing weight loss and health properties, but it is very important to learn the dosage and recommended ways of consuming it to have a quick yet safe weight loss. But make sure that you do not exceed its limit as it can cause adverse effects. Turmeric tea has been an ancient and well known medicinal and anti- bacterial spice, which is also used to enhance the taste and color of daily cooked meals in India. Make sure that you consider its use and ways in losing weight in a wise manner.

NOTE - Friends, I am not dietitian or Doctor, I write information here on the basis of my own 25 kilo weight loss experience and sometimes from online research. Please take doctor advice before applying any tip, as each and every human body is different.

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