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This Tasty Spice Blasts Belly Fat and Keeps Weight Off

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Trying to get rid of stubborn belly fat? It's time to start adding ginger into your diet on a daily basis! While most of us think of ginger when we have digestive issues, this spice can do wonders for reducing belly flat. Hello, flat tummy!

Ginger root plays a key role in weight loss by reducing your body's production of insulin, the hormone responsible for raising blood sugar levels, according to the European Journal of Nutrition. The result: A slimmer waist line in just 12 weeks. You can use both dried and fresh ginger based on your personal preference.

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According to the studies of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), ginger helps to revitalize even the slowest digestive systems by helping to stimulate the production of stomach acids. One facet of ginger's pound-shedding power is that it helps you feel fuller and helps burn fat rather than just helping you lose water weight. It also works to lower cortisol levels; high amounts of cortisol can lead to weight gain and extra belly fat.

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An added bonus is that ginger is also a great disease preventative and treatment. "Ginger has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of numerous ailments, such as colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, and hypertension", according to NCBI.

So how can you incorporate ginger in your daily meals? Try it in a tea! Ginger is a stimulant, like caffeine, so in addition to flattening your tummy, it will give you that extra pep in your step, which can cause your body to burn even more fat. Talk about a win-win! Just add a grape-sized amount to a nice steaming mug of hot lemon water and you've got yourself a miracle weight loss tea. Cheers!

via Prevention