But what did you say that the desi chai can help you shed a few kilos? No, we are not kidding.
Indian Tea for weight loss:
3 tablespoon black pepper
3 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 cinnamon stick
½ tablespoon ginger powder
Roast the spices for 2 minutes
Add one cinnamon stick and continue roasting for 30 seconds
Turn off the flame
Add the ginger powder and mix thoroughly
Let the mixture cool off and grind it properly
The next time you start brewing your favorite cup of tea, do not forget to add ½ tablespoon of this masala for added benefits.
Cinnamon: It is used in a lot of home remedies due to its effect on the body's glucose level which leads to weight loss. Secondly, its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a really healthy spice which aids metabolic health.
Cloves: Apart from adding the fragrant aroma in the tea, clove helps in the regulation of your bowel movements and keeps your cholesterol and glucose levels in check.
Black pepper: It helps to speed up your weight loss process as it contains piperine which is known to regulate metabolism and helps in fighting fat accumulation in the body.
Fennel seeds: Not only fennel seeds (saunf) help in flushing the toxins out of the body, so it's a good source of fiber that helps keep you feeling fuller for a longer duration of time. Both the properties aid the weight loss process.
Cardamom: The good, old elaichi is well-known for its weight loss benefits. This aromatic spice helps in regulating digestion and fights bloating. It is also packed with melatonin, a nutrient that aids the fat burning process in our body.
Why does it work?
In addition to several health benefits.
A word of advice
Keep in mind that you are not drinking sugar in your tea. When they are watching their weight, they usually switch sugar with honey. However, contrary to popular beliefs, one tablespoon of honey contains 64 calories when compared to 49 calories present in one tablespoon of sugar.
Developing the habit of enjoying a hot cup of chai, minus any sweetener will definitely pay you in the longer run.
Disclaimer: This article is not a substitute for qualified medical advice. Please consult your trusted professional for further information