For as long as we can remember, the world has looked to the Orient for a number of remedies—medical, beauty, wellness, or otherwise. The Asian hemisphere proves to be a mystical realm of herbs and roots that are frequently sourced by the West. Such is the case with ginseng.
But first, let’s indulge in a mini flashback. Last month we talked about a whole host of weight-loss teas that are just as effective as green tea (some, even better). They are the ‘original’ fat burners; a selection that isn’t just organic, but has been known to work for weight loss since people first began brewing it.
If a teatox is what you’re after, there’s more than one way to do it. From bilberry, peppermint and oolong to star anise and rose tea, we urge you to try them all and mix it up to fuel your fat burn.
And, Add Ginseng To The List
Make note that the fleshy root has numerous benefits, but as far as weight watchers go, here’s a snapshot of all the goodness you’re getting:
- Ginseng is a great energy booster and is perfect to help fight fatigue. Because of this, it allows for the person to be more active—a great supplement for those who workout.
- It helps regulate blood sugar by reducing the amount of carbohydrates being converted into fat.
- Just like green tea, ginseng will also speed up your metabolism which is exactly what you need when taking on a calorie-restrictive program.
- Studies have shown that regular consumption of ginseng helps improve insulin sensitivity, so diabetics, we’re looking at you since weight management is an integral part of monitoring Type 2 diabetes.
For what it’s worth, as with every herb and root that aids weight loss, ginseng is not the be all and end all. That said, sipping on some nice hot ginseng tea is perhaps the perfect way to revel in the aromats, warm up your body, and switch up from the green tea you’ve been ODing on all day.