Lose Weight with Ginger and Cinnamon

Edited by Donna, Eng, Anonymous

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How Ginger and Cinnamon Work Together to Trigger Weight Loss

Drinking a tea made of fresh ginger and cinnamon bark works to accomplish weight loss because the two spices work synergistically to:

  • Stimulate the circulation so the body is more efficient at clearing toxins and fats out of the bloodstream
  • Stimulate the process of peristalsis in the colon to remove excess waste that may be impairing it's function
  • Cleanse the digestive system of microorganisms and, fungi and parasites that may be creating a toxic environment in the gut that is sabotaging weight loss
  • Halt the growth of the yeast Candida that contributes to metabolic disorders and weight gain
  • Help the ejection of bile from the gall bladder, which helps reduce cholesterol
  • Lower blood sugar in people with metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance and Type II Diabetes
  • Both ginger and cinnamon consist of unique essential oils that calm cravings and help suppress appetite

Ginger and Cinnamon Tea facilitates healhty weight loss.

How to Make Ginger and Cinnamon Tea

To lose weight using ginger and cinnamon, brew a tea made from fresh ground cinnamon bark and grated fresh ginger. You can substitute powdered cinnamon but it will not have as many active ingredients as the fresh bark, which contains more of the essential oil.

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    Grate two teaspoons of ginger and add to a teapot.
    You can use regular ginger, or Jamaican ginger, which is a bit more bitter and hotter in flavor.
    Grated ginger works best when making weight loss tea.
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    Add a quart of boiling water to the teapot.
    You can keep rebrewing for two more brews if you want to make a lot of this elixir.
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    Drink a cup or two while hot and bottle the rest for later.
    This type of tea mix will keep three days in the refrigerator.
    Ginger and cinnamon tea can be consumed cold with fruit as a garnish.
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    Drink 8 ounces of the tea first thing in the morning and another before you got to bed.
    For many this can result in a two-pound loss of weight a week. You can drink the tea as often as you like during the day to lose even more weight.
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Ways to Use Cinnamon and Ginger to Your Diet

You can use the ginger and cinnamon tea brew as a base liquid that can be added to other foods that you eat during the day or you can use the spices in powdered or grated form. Ginger can also be sliced and added directly to any dish.

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    Add a couple of teaspoons of the tea to add a healthy weight loss kick to any lemonade or iced tea drink.
    It is also delicious added to hot lemon drinks and hot black tea.
    Ginger and cinnamon can be added to any limeade or lemonade drink to make it a weight loss potion.
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    Add a bit of the cinnamon ginger tea or the spices themselves to any broth, soup or dish containing sweet potato, squash or carrots.
    Both cinnamon and ginger compliment the sweeter flavors of these vegetables well.
    Ginger and cinnamon enhance carrot soup.
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    Add the cinnamon ginger tea or the spices themselves to marinades for beef and lamb.
    You can also add it to lamb and beef broths for a bit of a spicy, yet healing twist.
    Ginger and cinnamon go well with lamb dishes.
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    Make an Asian sauce using the cinnamon and ginger tea, onions, garlic and light soya sauce.
    Fry onions lightly in two teaspoons of light sesame oil with finely chopped onions and garlic and then add cinnamon and ginger tea, and the soya sauce. Pour over any meat, vegetable or rice dish to transform it into an Asian one, while at the same time getting the weight loss benefits of the cinnamon and ginger. Garlic and onions also possess enzymatic abilities that help facilitate weight loss. Note that you can add the grated ginger or powdered cinnamon to these recipes.
    Ginger and cinnamon are ingredients in the popular Asian dish - Ginger Stir-fried Beef.
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    Add your favorite masala mix or curry to cinnamon and ginger tea to make a quick, healthy East Indian style sauce for vegetables and meats.
    This is particularly delicious on cauliflower and in hot pea or lentil soups and dishes.
    Ginger and cinnamon goes well in any curry.
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    Make a weight loss salad dressing by combining cinnamon and ginger tea, grated lemon, lemon juice, a touch of rice vinegar and sesame seed oil.
    If you want less of an Asian flare, use a touch of coconut oil and use apple cider vinegar instead.
    Red wine vinegar can be used to make a ginger and cinnamon salad dressing.
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    Add the ginger and cinnamon tea brew to weight-loss smoothies.
    Ginger and cinnamon go especially well in drinks with a banana, vanilla or cocoa base.
    Ginger and cinnamon go well in a banana smoothie.
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    Add one teaspoon of turmeric along with two teaspoons of the ginger and cinnamon to a glass of warm milk.
    This soothing drink is a common remedy for obesity, liver problems and insomnia. It also goes by the name of Golden Milk. It is best to drink it before bed.
    Add cinnamon and ginget to turmeric and warm milk for a tasty weight loss remedy.
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    Add the cinnamon and ginger tea to apple or pear cobblers or compotes.
    Ginger and cinnamon blends especially well with these fruits.
    Cinnamon and ginger goes well with pear cobbler.
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    Give your morning oatmeal and gourmet twist by adding raisins and two teaspoons of cinnamon and ginger tea.
    Cinnamon and ginger tea also adds and exotic twist to rice pudding.
    Cinnamon and ginger adds spice to oatmeal and rice pudding.
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    Spice up sangria with a bit of cinnamon and ginger tea.
    Mix red wine, fruit, fruit juice and the cinnamon and ginger teas to create a drink with a healthy bite. A glass of red wine a day is said to cause weight loss because of the resveratrol it contains.
    Cinnamon and ginger adds flavor to Sangria.
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Tips and Tricks

Adding chili peppers to your ginger and cinnamon brew helps burn fat even faster.

  • If you want to boost the fat burning properties of ginger and cinnamon tea and tolerate hot spices well add one half of a tiny red jalapeno pepper to the liquid.
  • To sweeten the ginger and cinnamon brew, use a half teaspoon of stevia or Truvia powder; do not use honey. Agave syrup or sugar as these are high glycemic foods that can cause weight gain.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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