09.06.2020 – 14:19
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Ginger water: slimming with Ayurveda
Ginger water helps you lose weight. The Ayurveda drink in our herbal variant is particularly easy to digest.
Supports Ginger water the slimming? According to the Ayurveda principle (“science of life”) the answer is: yes! Learn more about the effects of ginger water, discover a great recipe for ginger water with herbs and benefit from important tips for a more conscious diet.
Ginger water: slimming from the inside
According to the Ayurveda principle, cleansing from within is part of every slimming programme. If the organism is overloaded by wrong nutrition (too much fat and sugar, too few vitamins and minerals) or stress, it uses good nutrients less efficiently and stores more harmful waste products. This hinders the metabolism and makes losing weight almost impossible. This is why the ancient Indian healing arts rely on natural remedies that strengthen the digestive fire (Agni) – like ginger.
Only when the toxins are eliminated does the body find its natural balance, breaks down fat, gets its fluid balance in order, produces more good intestinal bacteria and anti-hunger hormones. This change supports the weight loss process in a gentle and natural way and lets you lose up to one pound per day in the beginning.
By the way: Even if you do not want to lose weight, it is worthwhile to integrate ginger into your diet. The tuber is a real superfood and rich in vitamins and minerals. It also inhibits the spread of viruses.
Recipe for ginger water with herbs
The Ayurveda drink for losing weight is freshly prepared every morning and drunk throughout the day.
- 1 l water
- 3 to 5 cm (about 40 g) fresh ginger root
- 3 basil leaves
- 3 leaves mint
- ½ TL whole fennel seeds
- Bring 1 l water to the boil in a pot, simmer for 10 minutes and then remove from the heat.
- Meanwhile, peel and slice the ginger. Add to the water, which is no longer bubbling, together with mint and basil leaves and fennel and leave to stand for 15 minutes with the lid closed.
- Pour off, cool to a pleasant drinking temperature and decant into a thermos flask.
Application: This is how the effect of ginger water unfolds best
- Start the day with the water. Drink a small portion (about 100 ml) on an empty stomach. This helps to start the removal of toxins after the nightly cleansing.
- Always drink sitting down. Then muscles and nervous system are more relaxed, the kidneys work better.
- The ginger-herbal water should not flood the body but support it in small doses. Drink it every 30 minutes throughout the day.
- Drink the ginger water like this: sit down, take a sip, swallow, breathe, take a sip. Three or four times.
- Close the thermos container again immediately, the water should remain warm. Cold extinguishes the digestive fire.
- If you are thirsty in between, drink additional warm tea or pure warm water.
- In order not to interfere with the effect of ginger water, consistently avoid drinks containing sugar or sweetener.
The 8 golden rules of Ayurveda nutrition
The ginger-herbal water relieves your organism and automatically helps you to achieve your desired weight. Please note: Ginger alone is not a panacea. If you want to lose a lot of weight, a healthy and conscious diet is essential. The dietary rules of Ayurveda focus on conscious eating and enjoyment and are therefore particularly suitable as guidelines for healthy weight loss.
- The body determines: Eat when you’re hungry. Listen to yourself. Never eat because others eat or because it is official canteen time, for example. Let your body develop its own routine.
- Patience when chewing: A healthy meal has nothing to do with hectic. You will taste the valuable food better if you chew slowly and thoroughly (20 times). You will also do your stomach and intestines a great favour. Because the saliva with its enzymes already prepares well, digestion is easier.
- Take breaks: Allow your body time to process the energy from outside. Do completely without snacks. It takes three to six hours until stomach and intestines are ready again.
- Use energies: The energies do not always flow through the body in the same way. It is best to eat the largest meal of the day at noon, when digestion is at its peak. In the evening, a light vegetable soup with fresh seasonal ingredients, e.g: Cut 200 g potatoes, 200 g carrots and 2 sticks of celery into bite-sized pieces. Cut 200 g broccoli into florets. Dice 1 onion. Sauté onion in a pot with 1 tsp. butter, add remaining vegetables. Season with ¼ TL fennel seeds and pepper. Pour in 500 ml instant vegetable stock and cook for 20 minutes with closed lid. Sprinkle with freshly plucked basil leaves before serving. 350 kcal, 9 g F, 52 g KH, 15 g E. (Recipe is calculated for 1 person).
- Hang in there: To make sure that you can easily manage the longer breaks, fill your stomach according to this principle: 50 percent with food and 25 percent with liquid. Leave the remaining 25 percent to digestive juices.
- Create atmosphere: As with drinking, always (!) sit down for food. Find a really quiet place, switch off everything that could stress or distract you.
- Breathe instead of rushing: Don’t jump up right after dinner. Just sit still for five to ten minutes, enjoy the peace and quiet and let your digestive system start working. Breathe in and out deeply so that the cells receive sufficient oxygen.
- Resting at night: In any case, there should be twelve hours between dinner and breakfast so that the bowel has the necessary time to recover.
On our Diets page you will find a number of guidebooks on healthy and balanced nutrition as well as many tips and tricks for losing weight.
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Please note: Ginger can also have side effects. Here you can find out when you should avoid the root.