Can Ginger Help With Fat Loss?
We see it on all of the bill boards across town.
The flat, washboard stomachs of the models selling underwear, perfume and even cars.
It gets to us all and beneath our skin. We all aspire to that slender female physique or the muscular mesomorph guy.
With all of the diets, juices, nutrition plans and 15 minute healthy meals plastered all over the internet not to mention fat burners and other supplements it can be a confusing place to be.
Many legal fat burners include natural ingredients that are there to stimulate fat loss by increasing the metabolic rate.
If the fat burner is any good, it will be full of 8 or more proven, natural ingredients that are provided in the correct dose to be effective and offer benefit.
However, the more products I come across and analyse, ginger appears every so often.
Therefore, I would like to see if ginger can really help or if it has mythical properties such as Raspberry Ketones which seem to elude all scientific proof that it works.
The theory out there is that ginger is a reliable and scientifically proven ingredient that has many health properties, one of which is weight loss.
A compound of ginger called gingerol is said to contain anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
Which has lead to it being used for many thousands of years for a many number of different ailments.
Benefits Of Ginger
So, can it help?
Studies do suggest that it can lower cholesterol levels as well as fight off obesity.
One particular study has concluded that it can reduce body weight while increasing HDL cholesterol, which is the good cholesterol.
High levels of HDL cholesterol fight off and get rid of the bad cholesterol which can cause heart disease.
There is actually.
Too much ginger (in excess of 1500mg) may actually increase the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women.
5000mg are more could result in a skin rash as well as an upset stomach, mouth irritation, gas and prevent blood clotting.
You may also experience heart burn.
Is It In All Fat Burners?
No it is not.
For the reasons listed above, it is probably only found in approximately 15% of fat burners, if that.
The best fat burners do not include it due to the heightened risk, particularly to pregnant women.
Thus, while it can have a weight loss benefit, it should be taken with caution and in small amounts at first to see if you experience any of the listed side effects.