Garlic is a common kitchen ingredient used in almost every household for adding a hot taste to a dish or even to treat some regular health issues like cough cold or congestion. When eaten raw garlic cloves are said to be good for heart health. Now, health experts believe that eating raw garlic can also contribute to weight loss.
A Journal of Nutrition has reported that garlic contains certain compounds that promote fat burning and hence eating raw garlic is extremely beneficial for dissolving visceral fat.
Ways of eating raw garlic to lose weight
Drinking lemon garlic water in the morning
You can start your day by drinking lemon garlic water. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and a small amount of minced raw garlic to a glass of warm water. Mix well and drink the first time in the morning. This concoction boosts metabolism giving a kick start to your digestive system thereby aiding weight loss.
Smoothies infused with garlic
Morning smoothies are sort of a ritual for those watching their diet or aiming for weight loss. You can easily boost the fat-cutting power of your smoothies by adding a few raw garlic cloves. Blend these cloves with bananas, spinach, or berries so that the strong flavour of garlic is masked properly and you end up drinking a nutrient-rich and metabolism-boosting drink.
Yogurt dip with raw garlic
Raw garlic added to a yogurt dip can prove to be savoury addition to your breakfast. It not only tastes good and different but also adds a bit of zing to your lunch or dinner. Importantly, the combination of raw garlic and fat-free yogurt is just what you need to lose those extra pounds.
Garlic Toast spread
Garlic is so versatile. You can add raw garlic to boost the taste of a drink and also in the cheese or toast spread. Be it the avocado toast spread or as an addition to the green chutney spread, it can get as creative as you like. Adding raw garlic to these spreads in adequate amounts enhances their texture and taste and thus you get to enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal which also is helpful in losing weight.
Green tea and raw garlic
Have you ever tried this? Many regular users swear by the distinct taste of green tea when it is flavoured with raw garlic. Just add crushed garlic cloves to the hot water and for more taste add a bit of honey and a few juveniles of ginger. Dip the green tea bag and enjoy.