Actually, there are no plants that make you "lose weight" but they help implement weight control diets, promote fluid elimination, decrease appetite or facilitate kidney and digestive functions. In conclusion, they can supplement our diet and exercise plan, but we must remember that they are not "miraculous", but their properties, however, make us easier to follow diet also enhancing its effect by promoting weight loss.
Here are some plants recommended for overweight or weight control:
For its purifying action, it stimulates bile secretion acting on constipation. It is especially useful in the case of congestion or sluggish liver and poor digestion of fats.
It promotes movement and elimination of fat deposits. It is indicated to remove the weight associated with fluid retention or in the case of cellulite.
Although it is not a plant, but the cuticles of crustaceans, it is a natural element that is not absorbed or digested. When reaches the stomach, it attracts lipids and eliminate them in excretion.
It is a species of algae that helps curb appetite. It has satiating, diuretic, and digestive properties, making it ideal for weight loss.
It has laxative properties. It is used in the regulation of appetite and weight and slows the production and storage of fat.
Stimulating and invigorating. Its caffeine accelerates combustion of fat and increases the metabolism of cells so favors the elimination of fats. Because it contains caffeine, guarana should not be used during pregnancy or lactation, and is not recommended for people with hypertension, diabetes, ulcers, epilepsy, heart disease, among others things.
It is a fruit rich in vitamins and minerals, and fiber. It promotes digestive processes, especially of proteins and antioxidant.
It is cleansing and is recommended in case of cellulite. It is also analgesic.
Herbal teas for weight loss
Grapefruit Tea to burn fat
- 1 grapefruit
- ½ liter of water
- Cut the grapefruit into pieces with skin and all. Add it to the boiling water and boil for one minute.
- Drink hot.
Take a cup 30 minutes before each meal. It helps to reduce appetite, burns fat, increases metabolism, protects against infection, strengthens defenses, digestive and urinary system. It contains vitamin C, potassium and iron.
Fennel Infusion (purifier)
- 1 liter of water
- 10 grams of fresh fennel root
- Boil water in a pot. Add the fennel, and leave on fire for 15 minutes.
- Remove and serve.
Drink two cups a day. Fennel is digestive, diuretic, reduces blood cholesterol, is antioxidant, combats anemia, and is effective in cases of obesity, fluid retention and rheumatic diseases.
This infusion, in very high doses, can cause seizures.
Gotu Kola Tea (combat cellulite)
- 1 liter of water
- 2 tablespoons dried gotu kola
- Place the water in a pot and boil. When it boils, add the leaves, lower the flame and heat for 10 minutes.
- Let sit and drink.
Take 3 cups a day. This tea eliminates cellulite and activates blood circulation that is effective against the orange peel, revitalizing tissues while following a weight loss diet, it is purifying and detoxifying, improves liver function and also promotes hair growth.