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All hail ginseng, an ancient herb that can help you burn fat and lose weight

Updated on:16 August 2020, 14:24pm IST
If you are dealing with weight gain, then ginseng can help your body deal with fat better and boost your metabolism, thus aiding weight loss.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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This one little herb can be a weight loss miracle. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Have you ever heard of ginseng? We are sure must have! After all, almost every energy-boosting product boasts of this adaptogen. What’s an adaptogen, you ask? Well, an adaptogen is a unique herbal ingredient that helps in relieving stress and fatigue. It is known to boost immunity. And ginseng, in particular, can do all this while helping you lose weight. 

Yes, even science backs ginseng’s claims of weight loss
A study published in a leading international journal on gastroenterology and hepatology, Gut, talks about how ginseng can lead to weight loss.

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This is how according to the study, ginseng can help you lose weight:

1. Ginseng contains brown adipose tissue or BAT, which can convert fat into energy faster. That’s one of the reasons why after consuming ginseng you are high on energy.

2. This herb induces the production of gut bacteria that changes the pattern of calorie burn. This impacts our metabolism, ultimately leading to weight loss.

3. Ginseng is known to keep the blood sugar level in check, thus helping the cause of weight loss.

Ginseng also helps in better absorption of fat
Another study, published in the journal Elsevier, says that ginseng is known for better absorption of fat and other nutrients in the body. Due to this property, the herb reduces fat accumulation majorly.

Also, it betters the liver’s functioning and leads to the production of more digestive juices. This process also avoids fatty liver from developing, which majorly happens due to consumption of a fat-rich diet and improper working of the liver. This again further leads to weight loss.  

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All in all, it looks like that ginseng can be your go-to food when it comes to weight loss.

We know that you can’t lose weight overnight and need to start somewhere, so why not give ginseng a chance to kickstart your weight loss journey. 

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Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.