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01/6How turmeric tea can help you lose belly fat and get back in shape

We understand that the journey to lose weight and get back in shape is certainly not an easy one and it gets all the more challenging when you are trying to target your belly fat. However, before you look for an easy way out with readily available supplements and detox juices, you need to understand that there is no alternative to a healthy, balanced diet and a strenuous workout routine to reach your weight loss goal. At the same time, we can take a little help from our ancient wisdom to boost our weight loss journey.

02/6​How turmeric can help in burning belly fat faster

Enters our very own humble ‘haldi’, which has undergone a complete makeover as the “turmeric latte” and gone global. Yes, if you have been looking for ways to boost your weight loss journey, look no further than your kitchen cabinet and fish out the golden spice. Turmeric, which has always been an integral part of the Indian household, is known to give the vibrant yellow colour to our dals and curries and also provides a host of medicinal benefits, particularly its immunity-boosting abilities.

03/6​Turmeric for weight loss and a flat tummy

What if we told you that in addition to its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant and strong antiviral properties, this golden spice can also aid your weight loss journey. Yes, this age-old superfood contains a powerful compound known as curcumin, which is well known for its strong anti-inflammatory qualities. Curcumin plays a major role in reducing inflammation in the body, which is often linked to obesity.

According to a study published in Tufts University, the curcumin compound present in Haldi can help in battling obesity and excess fat deposition by suppressing the growth of fat tissue and reducing weight gain in mice and cell models.

04/6Multiple health benefits of haldi

Turmeric is also known to promote gut health, which in turn, accelerates your weight loss journey. It increases the secretion of bile juice in the stomach, aiding digestion and gets rid of gas and bloating.

Furthermore, curcumin is also known to promote thermogenesis, which leads to increased fat burning in the body, boosts the metabolism and thus encourages weight loss. Now that you know turmeric’s unique ability to kickstart your quest to lose weight, let us also tell you the best way to include it in your diet.

05/6​Turmeric tea for weight loss

You will need:

1. A glass of water

2.1 teaspoon freshly grated turmeric

3. A pinch of grated black pepper or black pepper powder

06/6How to make turmeric detox tea for weight loss

Now, simply boil a glass of water in a saucepan and add turmeric and black pepper powder to it. Remember, black pepper helps in the absorption of curcumin compound present in turmeric as it contains bioactive compound piperine which increases the absorption of curcumin by 2000 per cent. Let the concoction come to boil and stir it well. Strain it in a cup and your turmeric chai is ready. You can also add a dollop of honey or a piece of jaggery to taste.

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