Garlic For Weight Loss

 
14-Jun-2011 by

 

Have you heard about eating raw garlic for weight loss?!  The garlic which is nicknamed as a stinking rose belongs to the family of onion and to the genus of allium.  Currently garlic is a bestselling vegetable because it imparts a distinct flavor to the food and is also loaded with tons of health benefits.

 

 

We all have heard about garlic being a good immunity booster and cholesterol and triglyceride inhibitor.  But the scientists at Weizmann Institute of Science have found that garlic is equipped with properties which make it a potential weight loss aid.

 

 

Magic Ingredient: Allicin

The scientists at Weizmann Institute of Science at Israel found that eating garlic for weight loss can be very feasible option due to a magic ingredient called allicin. The garlic derives its pungent taste and anti-bacterial nature due to this chemical. Allicin is only released by the garlic when it is crushed. The allicin aids to keep the weight in control by following ways:

 

  • By releasing the strong odor, allicin trickles the satiety center in the brain and aids in trouncing the feelings of hunger.
  • It increases the sensitivity of the brain towards leptin , which is a appetite regularizing hormone.
  • Allicin also aids in weight loss by boosting the metabolic rate of the body. An increased metabolic rate means burning more calories and it again translates to weight loss.

Scientists say that Allicin = Increased Metabolism = Weight loss is a sort of happy correlation than any other weight loss ingredient in visibility .

 

Garlic and Weight Loss : Garlic Recipes for Weight Loss
If you are very confident about trying the garlic for weight loss then you need to devise fulfilling ways of eating the garlic. The garlic and weight loss goes hand in hand only and only if you are capable of making fruitful combinations of this vegetable.

  • Garlic Bread:

    This bread is loaded with iron, calcium and fiber and it is easy to digest too when compared to the plain grain bread. This bread is cooked in a traditional way by using the white millet flour, black millet flour, whole wheat flour, cooking rolled oats, freshly crushed garlic, chili powder and salt. Any low fat oil can be used for cooking it.

 

  • Garlic Shrimp with Noodles:

    The noodle preparation can be served as rejoicing dish or a weight loss dish as per ones taste preferences. The vegetable oil, garlic, uncooked shrimp, chopped cilantro, shredded carrot, egg noodles and fresh finely grounded pepper are used in the preparation of the dish.

 

  • Garlic Vegetable Soup:

    Many dieticians refer this filling soup to all those who are seriously considering garlic for weight loss. This soup can be enjoyed before breakfast, mid morning snack or lunch. It can be nourished with loads of mixed vegetables like baby corn, carrot, etc and it can be flavored using hot low fat milk and thickened using rolled oats. Salt is added to the taste.

 

Simply considering garlic for weight loss won’t solve the problem instead it needs to be supported with exercise and well managed diet too. 

 

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