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How to Take Turmeric for Weight Loss

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Take Turmeric for Weight Loss

Turmeric is a yellow plant used as a spice in cooking. However this root, also known as a spice by the name of Indian saffron, is also a natural medicine thanks to its many health benefits, and is considered a powerful anti-inflammatory. Among its other advantages, turmeric reduces the risk of diabetes, reduces the pain of knee osteoarthritis by 58%, has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal properties and relieves symptoms of arthritis and prevents Alzheimer's. Additionally, this spice is also used for weight loss. At oneHOWTO we explain how eat turmeric for weight loss with two infallible and simple methods.

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Steps to follow:


For the first method to lose weight, we recommend adding turmeric to your meals. This spice is ideal for all kinds of stews, it will also give your dish a distinctive, pungent, bitter and hot taste, and the ginger and mustard smell is characteristic of the plant. We recommend reading our article how to use ginger to lose weight.

First, buy this spice in any supermarket and sprinkle it onto the food you're cooking to taste. You may also like to see our article on how to use turmeric in the kitchen.


Another easy way to lose weight by consuming turmeric is by making an infusion with this herb. If you decide to do this, drink between one and two cups each day at most, as taking it in excess could harm your health. Moreover, drinking this tea improves metabolism.

Just heat four cups of water. When it boils, remove it from the heat and add a teaspoon of ground turmeric to the saucepan. Then wait ten minutes for it to cool and strain the tea into a cup. Finally, add a little honey to sweeten it naturally and a few drops of lemon to enhance its flavour.

How to Take Turmeric for Weight Loss - Step 2

Regarding the slimming properties of turmeric, what causes this effect is curcumin, the characteristic orange pigment of this plant which when consumed prevents the formation of fatty tissue blocking fat. Polyphenols are also compounds of this plant to help break down fat, thereby facilitating the body maintaining an ideal weight.

According to various studies on turmeric, its compounds cause low fat within the bloodstream, preventing weight gain and increasing fat burning, also called thermogenesis.


You can also find turmeric-based capsules in supermarkets, in health food stores and in specialty shops, and you can take one every day to lose weight. Be sure to take the recommended dose and do not take it too much, because irresponsible consumption can lead, among other things, to upset stomach problems.

How to Take Turmeric for Weight Loss - Step 4

Finally, you should consult your doctor if you are pregnant or lactating, since turmeric may act as a uterine stimulant. On the other hand, it should be avoided in patients with biliary stones or obstructions, and those with heart failure. If you take prescription drugs, consult your doctor to make sure they won't react with this root.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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  • Turmeric consumption complements a balanced diet and exercise. Remember that no food can work miracles by itself and you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to lose weight.
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