Turmeric, also known as Haldi is a bright yellow-orange spice commonly used in curries and sauces. The spice has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. Turmeric tea is one popular form of consuming turmeric. It has a unique but subtle flavor. The curcumin, which is the main active ingredient in turmeric, has many therapeutic properties, including weight loss. It helps in protecting the body from various disorders linked to obesity.
What is turmeric tea?
Turmeric tea, brewed using grated turmeric root or pure powder, is considered one of the most effective ways to consume the spice. There is no specific recommended daily intake of turmeric. Based on available research, the suggested daily intake depends largely on the condition it is being used to treat.
The other compounds that are present in turmeric are volatile oils, Vitamins (B&C), Potassium, Sodium, Iron, Omega-3 fatty acids, α-linolenic acid, proteins, carbohydrate, fibres etc.
How turmeric tea helps in losing weight?
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory spice that helps reduce inflammation and associated oxidative stress and thus be useful in losing weight.
Turmeric helps reduce the risk of cholesterol, triglyceride levels and blood sugar levels that act against the condition.
Turmeric tea helps relieve stomach disorders like gas, bloating and further improve bowel movements that help you lose weight.
Curcumin has been found to decrease the size of adipose tissues, i.e. lower fat accumulation in over-weight patients. The body measurements of these patients showed significant reduction of fat.
Moreover, it has been observed that turmeric along with sulphur can prevent fat deposition and improve the lipid profile of blood and liver in over-weight individuals.