Experts within the holistic and integrative medicine profession have spoken about drinks crafted from traditional herbs in the Ayurvedic principle helps people shrink belly fat. Carrying excess fat around the mid-section also known as central abdominal obesity means a type of fat called visceral fat, is more prevalent than it should be. Visceral fat gets stored within the abdomen and is what creates a bulge in the belly area. Because it is a more metabolically active fat, it increases inflammation and insulin resistance of tissues that increase the risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and possibly certain cancers.
For many people, the waist is often the first place excess fat goes. Unfortunately, it is also one of the hardest areas on our bodies to lose weight. Having a “muffin top” is not only unappealing, but it is also unhealthy to have on our bodies. In fact, having excess belly, or abdominal, fat is worse than having excess fat on most other places on our body. Belly fat or visceral fat is a huge proponent of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes and can even bring on stroke. Here are 5 ways to a flatter stomach.
These drink ideas are very healing and stem from the Ayurvedic medicine way of thinking which looks at the body as a series of systems, called doshas; keeping these systems in balance through proper nutrition prevents inflammation, the source of most of our illnesses, including weight gain.
1. Mango Lassi: This refreshing beverage and popular drink from India and Pakistan reduces inflammation. It cools the digestive system and helps with gut function. How to make it? Combine one cup of plain Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp of sugar or stevia, 1/2 cup frozen mango pieces and enough water in a blender.
2. Golden Milk: Want to be more flexible? Try this shining drink that combines milk and turmeric. Studies show turmeric has been shown to control how fat gets stored and calcium in milk is linked to lower body mass. It's used in Ayurvedic medicine to improve joint pain, muscle stiffness and boost the immune system.
3. Ginger Tea: This really shrinks that belly fat. Ginger is a well-known digestive aid. Drink it first thing in the morning to activate the digestive system.
4. Aloe Vera Juice: Buy it from a brand like Alo, aloe vera juice is an excellent choice, especially for losing weight. It balances digestion and regulates female hormones as well as believed to enhance fertility.