The tummy is a ‘problem area’ for many, and while exercise and a healthy diet are the best ways to reduce your belly fat, there are also some natural remedies that can help.
Losing fat around your tummy will also be highly beneficial to your health, since carrying weight around your stomach is a risk factor for type two diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
Belly fat increases the risk of these life threatening conditions, because fat around your tummy is also an indicator of high levels of visceral fat (fat around your organs). Visceral fat produces more inflammatory substances than general fat (subcutaneous fat), and it is these inflammatory substances that increase the risk of developing a serious health condition.
A flat tummy is also highly desired by those who wish to highlight the curves of their hips and bum.
Home Remedies For a Flat Tummy:
1. How to get rid of belly fat with ginger
Ginger is not only a natural digestive aid that helps with nausea and an upset stomach, it is also thermogenic, meaning it increases your body’s temperature so that you burn fat more efficiently.
Ginger also suppresses the production of cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Stress can accelerate weight gain, so ginger can help prevent this mechanism and aid weight loss.
Drinking ginger tea daily may really help you lose belly fat.
The ingredients you need to make ginger tea are
- 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger
- 2 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of raw honey or pure maple syrup
- juice from half of a lemon
Put the water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Then add the ginger, and turn off the heat. Place the lid on the pot and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Next, strain the tea into a mug, and then add the lemon juice and sweetener before mixing.