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Ginger has been used as a culinary spice and wellness herb for centuries. More recently, ginger has been proposed to aid fat loss through:
- Thermogenesis. Ginger seems to increase the burning of calories through heat production and increased metabolism.
- Fat breakdown. Ginger has been suggested to enhance the usage of stored body fat.
- Fat blocking. Early evidence suggests that ginger may inhibit the absorption of dietary fat.
Ginger is a root herb from the tropical plant Zingiber officinale. Known for its sharp scent, it has long been an important culinary spice in Asian cuisine and herbal medicine. Many of its traditional uses have now been validated by modern research.
Ginger is a versatile “tonic” herb that helps many aspects of health. Most are familiar with ginger’s uses for digestive issues like nausea, motion sickness, indigestion and general gastrointestinal discomfort. Ginger is also used for joint flexibility, cardiovascular health, inflammatory concerns and more.
This page focuses on ginger as a potential fat-burner and weight loss supplement. While scientific evidence is still early, research suggests ginger has several bio-activities that may help with weight loss.