The Best Plants to Lose Weight

November 20, 2014
Did you know that some natural plants can help to boost your metabolism? Learn about some of the best plants to lose weight in this article!

Losing weight in a healthy and balanced way is a common goal nowadays. However, sometimes we get tired of strict diets and abandon them after a short time. Because of this, we want to tell you about some of the best plants to lose weight.

The Best Plants to Lose Weight

The plants that we will show you below are easy to find. You can buy them in natural health food stores as well as supermarkets. Also, we always recommend that you buy them in their natural form. Otherwise, sometimes they lose some of their properties. Now, let’s take a look at some of the best plants to lose weight.

Green Tea

green tea

Famous for its antioxidant properties, green tea is one of the best plants to lose weight. This is true because green tea is diuretic, and thanks to its catechins, it forces your body to go into thermogenesis to burn energy. Also, this prevents sugar from accumulating in the form of fat.

How Should I Consume It?

You should drink green tea three times a day after every meal. However, you should wait at least a half hour after eating because green tea can prevent iron from synthesizing in the body.

  • Firstly, make an infusion with a tablespoon of green tea leaves.
  • Let it boil, and then let steep for a few minutes before drinking.

Aloe Vera (Or Aloe)

aloe vera

Here are some of the amazing benefits of aloe for weight loss. Aloe:

  • Reduces visceral fat. Thanks to its phytosterols, it helps reduce belly fat, which is a particularly harmful fat because it surrounds your main organs. In addition, aloe vera gel helps lower triglycerides in your blood.
  • Reduces blood sugar. Phytosterols control blood sugar, which promotes weight loss.
  • Improves metabolism of fat in the blood. The Lophenol and Cycloartenol in aloe activate certain receptors that stimulate the metabolism of fat in your liver, which helps you lose weight. It’s also an excellent laxative and cleanser of toxins.

How Should I Consume It?

You should make a smoothie if you want to consume aloe vera. It’s the most effective way of consuming this plant and reaping all of its benefits. Drink this smoothie in the morning, before having breakfast.

  • Firstly, put a tablespoon of aloe vera pulp in a blender. It should look thick and transparent. Only take what’s on the inside, not the skin.
  • Then, add a glass of water and a tablespoon of honey or jelly to improve the flavor.
  • Blend it well and drink it little by little.

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Laurel and Cinnamon Tea

cinnamon bark

If you’ve never tried this infusion, don’t miss out. It’s one of the most common tea combinations for weight loss. In fact, this infusion is essential for diets.

Laurel is a diuretic plant that eliminates fluid retention. On the other hand, cinnamon helps metabolize fat on a cellular level to produce energy, which helps you lose weight.

How Should I Consume It?

You should drink this three times a day: one cup before breakfast, one cup before lunch, and one cup a half an hour before going to bed. Make sure not to add any sugar or sweeteners to avoid adding empty calories to this drink.

  • Just boil a glass of water and put a branch of laurel and a piece of cinnamon in.
  • Let steep and drink it.

Parsley, among the healthiest plants to lose weight

parsley smoothie

Parsley isn’t just an aromatic plant to add to your meals. Thanks to its components like Lysine and essential acids like apiol, it’s highly recommended for weight loss. In addition to that, it reduces cholesterol and provides a lot of vitamins and minerals, like iron.

How Should I Consume It?

The best way to benefit from parsley is to drink it in an infusion. 

  • Firstly, put a teaspoon of parsley in boiling water.
  • Then, let it sit. Drink while it’s still hot.

You can drink two glasses a day. In addition, you can also combine it with your meals by mixing it with celery juice and carrots. That way, the flavor will be better.

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Cayenne Pepper

cayenne pepper

Capsaicin is what gives cayenne its hot and spicy flavor, and also helps you lose weight. It reduces caloric intake and removes fatty tissue and fat levels in your blood, which also prevents the accumulation of fat. It’s important to note that the flavor is very strong. It’s best to drink one glass a day after your main meal. 

How Should I Consume It?

  • Firstly, boil a glass of water and add a little less than a half teaspoon of cayenne.
  • Then, drink the infusion little by little.

 

Ginger

ginger and lime drink

Finally, ginger provides countless benefits. It:

  • Improves your digestion.
  • Doesn’t just eliminate water, but burns and eliminates fat.
  • Helps you feel more full.
  • Helps manage glucose levels.
  • Prevents stomach inflammation.
  • Improves your metabolism.

How Should I Consume It?

It’s important to consume this before your meals, at least fifteen minutes before lunch and dinner. It will improve your digestion and keep fat from accumulating in your body.

  • To make it, you just have to grate about a teaspoon of ginger.
  • Then, put it in boiling water and then allow the infusion to steep before drinking.
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