Slimming with sage
Sage is traditionally used in the kitchen, however, in recent times it's been used as a treatment for diseases due to its multiple healing properties. Among them is its ability to regulate digestion, helping people who eat sage to lose weight and enjoy having a flatter stomach.
At OneHowTo we show you how to slim with sage and to benefit from their properties that will reduce bloating and detox your body.
Weight loss properties of sage
To know how to use sage for slimming we must first consider the weight loss properties of the plant.
- Diuretic properties: sage is a plant that helps prevent fluid retention because it aids the elimination of toxins through urine.
- Digestive properties: sage also helps improve intestinal transit, fighting constipation.
- Carminative properties: taking sage prevents the accumulation of gases in our intestines and helps reduce inflammation of the stomach.
Sage, as an aid to weight loss, is mainly used in teas. Mixing this plant with water and drinking it during the day purifies our bodies and we ingest the slimming properties of sage.
To prepare this tea all we need is:
- 15g of sage
- 1L of water
- Stevia or honey (to sweeten)
To make this sage tea the first thing you have to do is boil the water in a pot; when ready, we add the sage. If you want it to have a sweet taste, we recommend adding a little stevia or honey to enhance its flavour.
Sage tea with lemon and cinnamon
To get slim using sage there is another tea which is intended for this purpose; for this one, you need the following ingredients:
- 1L of water
- 5 bay leaves
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 10 sage leaves
- 1 lemon
To prepare this slimming sage tea boil the water for 15 minutes and add the bay leaves, cinnamon and sage leaves; when this time has elapsed you must turn off the heat and let it stand for 5 minutes.
Then strain the sage tea and drink it however you like it: hot or cold. If you are drinking this tea throughout the day, you will eliminate toxins and notice that you're less bloated.
Sage tea with lemon and chamomile
This tea is another way to use sage to get slim. To make it all you need are these ingredients:
- 1L of water
- 1 bunch of fresh sage
- 2 lemons
- 1 tablespoon of chamomile
- Sugar, sweetener or something to sweeten (optional)
To prepare this sage tea you must boil the water, sage, chamomile and lemon juice. After 10 minutes of boiling you must turn off the heat and allow it to stand for 5 minutes; then strain the mixture and cool. If you like your tea a little sweet, add some sugar, stevia or a sweetener.
Precautions before using sage
Consuming sage is not advised for some people with specific personal situations, for example:
- It is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women to consume sage
- It is also not recommended for people with kidney failure
- It is not recommended that children under 6 years consume sage
Other natural teas for slimming
As well as sage, there are other natural teas with slimming properties, for example, green tea, horsetail tea, grapefruit tea or barberry tea. Take a look at our article on What is the best tea to lose belly fat.
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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