Visit any Indian household, one thing that you will commonly find in every kitchen is garlic. The white, pungent-smelling cloves of garlic have been an inseparable part of Indian cuisine from the very beginning. While it is disliked by some owing to its strong smell, its health benefits cannot be denied.
Garlic, as we all know, is a nutritional powerhouse. It is packed with nutrient and active compounds that can help provide relief from numerous health conditions. Whether you are suffering from low blood pressure or a common cold, garlic can be an excellent home remedy. Surprisingly, having garlic some specific ways can also help you lose some belly fat.
Garlic is packed with vitamin B6 and C, fibre, manganese, calcium, which plays a crucial role in shedding kilos. As per a 2011 study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, garlic extract may lead to weight loss in certain women.
As per another study, researchers found out that when mice were fed garlic for eight weeks, their body weight and fat storage percentage decreased considerably. Apart from this, garlic can also help to boost immunity, detoxify the body and help fight cold and flu. Adding garlic in your diet can help boost your energy level and increase metabolism. Here are 3 ways you can have garlic when trying to lose weight.
Method 1: Garlic with black pepper
Cut 2-3 garlic cloves in a glass of water and leave it overnight. In the morning remove the clove of garlic and add a pinch of black pepper. Mix the concoction well and drink it on an empty stomach.
Method 2: Garlic with honey
Peel off the skin of 2-3 garlic cloves and crush it. Mix the crushed garlic cloves in some honey. Let the mixture sit for 15-20 minutes and then consume it. Do this once every day.
Method 3: Garlic with lemon juice
Add 2-3 peeled garlic clove in a glass of warm water and let it sit for a while. Now add a tablespoon of lemon juice in it and mix the concoction well. Drink the mixture empty stomach in the morning.
Do not consume too much garlic in a day as it can lead to bad breath, a burning sensation in the mouth or stomach, heartburn, gas, nausea, vomiting, body odour, and diarrhoea. 2-3 cloves of garlic are enough in a day. Also, consult your doctor before adding garlic to your diet.