Nowadays, there are a lot of programs and methods claiming they can help in weight loss and fat melt in ridiculously short amounts of time. A lot of these methods require excessive calorie counting, expensive supplements, and sometimes even techniques or pills that can be harmful to the overall health in the long run.
Luckily, more and more people understand that short-term solutions are not the best solutions. Eating better food, lifestyle changes, reducing stress and balanced exercise became the focus of many natural doctors while working with their patients.
The combination of ginger and banana is considered as a way of helping people in weight loss. We love both of these foods and believe they have a lot of potential when mixed together!
We present you a great smoothie recipe to get you going.
Banana Ginger Smoothie
- 1 cup frozen blueberries
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
- 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
- 1 frozen banana
- 12-16 oz water
- Handful baby spinach
- Ice (optional, for consistency)
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until you get a perfect mixture.
Health Benefits of the Ingredients
Bananas are full of pectin and fiber– both contributing to toxin removal and good digestion. Unlike some weight loss supplements, this fruit also boost energy and is constantly used by athletes for consistent energy during a workout.
It can reduce body weight and balance cholesterol levels.
Ginger is well-knows as one of the healthiest plants. It is especially beneficial for reducing morning sickness, motion sickness, nausea, and other digestive distress symptoms. Specific ginger compounds help in regulation of the stomach wall movements.
Flaxseeds are beneficial for cardiovascular diseases, for lowering blood pressure, weight loss, reducing inflammation and cholesterol levels.
They contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, vitamin B1, manganese, copper, phosphorus and magnesium. They were vigorously studied for their ability to prevent and/or reduce the risk of cancer and other diseases. They are also good for digestion.
This delicious fruit has been listed as the top fat-fighting food according to WebMD. Blueberries are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and water which reduce cravings, aid digestion, and fight disease.
The thylakoids in spinach has the ability to increase weight loss by 43% in contrast with those given a placebo! It also reduces cravings for unhealthy foods.
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