Ginger is a flowering plant that is mostly cultivated for its root, an ingredient in cooking and baking. Ginger also decreases inflammation, stimulates digestion, and suppresses your appetite. These properties lead some people to believe that ginger may promote weight loss.
The medical literature indicates that ginger can work along with a healthy diet and exercise to help you reach a healthy weight. Ginger is typically used with other ingredients when weight loss is the goal.
Gingerols encourage certain biological activities in your body. They have an anti-obesity effect, helping food to digest faster and stimulate the body to speed digested food through the colon. Research suggests that gingerols may stabilize your blood sugar levels. Keeping blood sugar stable can be key to losing weight.
The beneficial effects of ginger and its active compounds on metabolic responses. Ginger or the active compounds prevented an increase in serum lipid and glucose concentrations by inhibiting the activity of enzymes in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, increased lipolysis in liver and adipose tissue, decreased oxidative stress in white adipose tissue, increased capacity of energy metabolism in skeletal muscle, and decreased the expression of inflammation-related genes in adipose tissue and liver.
How it reduce weight?
- Increase lipolysis
- Reduce oxidative stress
- Decrease lipogenesis
- Reduce inflammation
- Reduce fat & Carbohydrate absorption
- Increase energy expenditure
Some Research Articles support above statements
- Anti-obesity action of gingerol: effect on lipid profile, insulin, leptin, amylase and lipase in male obese rats induced by a high-fat diet
- Ginger consumption enhances the thermic effect of food and promotes feelings of satiety without affecting metabolic and hormonal parameters in overweight men: A pilot study