Lose Weight with Ginger and Cinnamon

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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 its 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 gallbladder, 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 like 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 complement 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 soy 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 soy 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 ginger 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 blend 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 an 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.

    Questions and Answers

    Do I need to be on a special diet as I am taking cinnamon, ginger tea to lose weight?

    Hi, I am desperately in need of losing weight using cinnamon, ginger, lemon, and honey. I have become inactive, want to try something new to lose weight without exercise.

    Cut out the honey unless you use a tiny bit of honey to sweeten lightly. There are various diets and lifestyles that can help a person lose unwanted weight. Understand that your success should be one to two pounds a week. The first 10% of your weight loss should be considered water weight. So if you weigh 200 pounds then consider the first 20 pounds of weight loss you be water weight. It is okay if you lose this quickly, but studies have shown that to keep the weight off. There are encouraging recent studies about weight loss through intermittent fasting and low carbohydrate food consumption. Without exercising, consider the intermittent fasting. The first few weeks of fasting start with a 12 or 16 hour fast. Then move up to 24 hours. Eventually, your body will become used to this. You can consume tea or bone broth during your fast.

    Will I really lose weight using this tea? As I have to lose 15 kgs now?

    I have gained 15 kgs during my pregnancy. Now I have severe knee pain due to becoming overweight...kindly give me suggestions.

    Most women have excess postpartum weight. The best way to lose this way is through breastfeeding, which burns calories. If you are not breastfeeding, then you can cut down on carbohydrates and processed foods. Swap sugar items out of your diet for natural sugars found in fruit if you have a sweet tooth craving. Watermelon and strawberries are excellent choices for a sweet and satisfying snack.

    Do you peel the ginger or just grate it straight away?

    Do you peel the fresh ginger or just crate it straight away. How do you use the ginger? Can you add lime and lemon? And a teaspoon of honey and app;e cider vinegar? I have tried: I am going to try it for the first time? Not sure how the recipe works. I think it was caused by: No problem just not sure how to use the ginger and how much water to add to how much ginger

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    How do I get rid of love handles, need some advise please?

    Struggling to get rid of fat around my waist and stomach. How should I use the cinnamon & ginger to in order to benefit weight loss. I have tried: Plain ginger water, lemon water, and now cinnamon and ginger. I think it was caused by: Contraceptive change. that's when I started to pick up weight

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    Hi, how much cinnamon should I put with the 2 tea spoon of fresh ginger? Thank you. Anne?

    I did see how much cinnamon to ad with ginger, you mentioned the 2 spoons of ginger but no cinnamon quantity. The recipe is incomplete, I need more details. I need the quantity of cinnamon to ad. I have tried: This is a very simple question, HOW MUCH Cinnamon to ad with the ginger !!! I think it was caused by: The problem is you don't even read the questions, your system is worthless. thank you for nothing.

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