There are a host of methods and programs that claim to help you burn fat and lose weight in ridiculously short periods of time. Many of these methods include expensive supplements, excessive calorie counting, and in some cases pills or techniques that can be detrimental to long-term health. But things as simple as a banana and ginger smoothie in the morning can make a difference.

More and more people are realizing that short-term solutions are not the answer. Lifestyle changes, eating better, exercising balanced, and reducing stress have become the focus of many naturopathic practitioners when working with patients.

The combination of banana and ginger has been considered as a way to help people lose weight. Definitely, most of us who love healthy eating are fans of both ingredients and we believe that they have many potentials when combined in a delicious banana and ginger smoothie that will help you burn fat and lose weight if you do it correctly. This is the recipe:

Banana and ginger smoothie to burn fat

Ingredients:

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • Handful of spinach
  • 12-16 oz of water
  • Ice (optional, for consistency)

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend to perfection.

Benefits of this delicious smoothie

Researchers have found that regular banana consumption in obese adults was associated with greater weight loss than those who did not consume bananas.

Bananas

Bananas are full of fiber and pectin, which contribute to good digestion and elimination of toxins. Unlike many weight loss supplements, bananas also provide a good energy boost and are used by athletes for sustainable energy during a workout or to recover.

Ginger

A study conducted found that the use of ginger had “great ability” to reduce body weight while balancing cholesterol levels.

Ginger is considered one of the healthiest spices on the planet. It is particularly beneficial in reducing nausea, morning sickness, motion sickness, and other symptoms of digestive disorders.

Certain compounds in ginger actually help regulate the movements of the stomach wall.

Flax seeds

It was found in a study that men prone to cardiovascular disease greatly benefited from taking 60 grams of flaxseed powder daily. The benefits include weight loss, lower blood pressure, less inflammation, and reduced cholesterol levels.

Flax seeds contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B1, copper , manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.

They have been vigorously studied for their potential ability to prevent and / or reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases. Flax seeds are also great for digestion.

Blueberries

Not only are blueberries absolutely delicious, but they were also named one of the best foods to fight fat. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, fiber, and water that help support fullness, digestion, reduce cravings, and fight disease.

Spinach

Research has found that, the thylakoids in spinach have the potential to increase weight loss by 43% compared to those given a placebo. It was also said to significantly reduce cravings for unhealthy foods.

As you can see, all these ingredients in this delicious banana smoothie, classic for weight loss and taken mainly in the morning, will make this smoothie one of your main tools in your weight loss goal.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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