To prepare the tea, just boil around 8 ounces of water. In a teapot, add 2 tablespoons of fresh oregano leaves. Let it steep for 5 minutes before removing the leaves. If the flavor is too strong, you can add other ingredients like honey.
Ginger or luya is very common and easily accessible in our country. Interestingly, it is also a good herbal remedy for weight loss. The reason for this is because ginger can kickstart a person’s metabolism. The recommendation is to drink ginger tea or water in the morning on an empty stomach.
How to prepare. For ginger water or tea, simply grate the ginger until you have about a teaspoon. Add it to a cup of water and then boil for 10 minutes. Use a sieve to remove the grated ginger and then enjoy.
Sometimes, you also do not need to grate the ginger; just slice them thinly, add them to the water, boil, and then your ginger tea is ready. This remedy is also a go-to if you are suffering from cough and cold or sore throat.
While found in many sweets and desserts, cinnamon can actually be used for losing weight. Cinnamon helps by
- Curbing cravings
- Managing blood sugar
- Making a person feel full for longer
How to prepare. Like cayenne pepper, you can add a few dashes to your smoothies, teas, and drinks, or you can sprinkle onto your oatmeal, yogurt, and even some savory dishes.
Not only does it lend great flavor to meals, but cumin can also help you effectively manage your weight and diet. According to a study, cumin can significantly boost metabolism and burn fat.
How to prepare. Simply add the spice to meats, soups, dressings, and even bread.
Another appetite suppressant, lemon can be used in detox drinks to curb cravings. In a study on the lemon detox program, it was found that the lemon-based juice cleanse helped reduce body fat and insulin resistance. This poses great benefits for those who want to lose weight and improve their heart health.
How to prepare. Mix lemon juice with water. You may add stevia or a little honey to help with the tartness. For added benefit, you can add a dash of cayenne pepper to the drink.
The Basics of Healthy Meal Prepping