Turmeric is lauded for its weight loss properties, and it has been revealed Take That star Gary Barlow uses the spice for this very reason.
The spice is a yellow plant native to India and Southeast Asia, which has been proven to burn fat and help dieters lose weight by scientific research.
Usually an ingredient in curry, the spice has a warm and bitter flavour and smells like mustard.
It has been used in Indian traditional medicine for many centuries due to its health benefits – and now even Gary Barlow is waxing lyrical about the properties of the plant.
The Let It Shine singer revealed to his fans that he uses the spice to help hone his muscular figure.
The 46-year-old has seen his fair share of weight loss, transforming from a slightly overweight pop star to a chiselled and muscular fitness fan.
He has now revealed to his Twitter fans that he drinks a special turmeric drink to retain his honed figure.
Gary revealed he drinks ‘golden milk’ by posting an image of the drink on his social media account.
Fitness fans have been claiming the drink burns fat when added to your diet plan.
The drink is made with warm milk, turmeric, cinnamon and a pinch of black pepper, ginger, cayenne pepper, and honey.
The spice has been used as a dye in Asia, as well as an ingredient in foods – and its health properties are backed up by the science.
A study carried out in 2006 shows that turmeric benefits include weight loss thanks to one special property of the spice.
The yellow root, which is often converted into a powder, converts white fat into brown fat – a type of fat that burns energy.
The powder also stimulates cells to make new mitochondria, which act as a stomach for each cell to break down nutrients, meaning more fat can be broken down.
It increases fat-degrading processes in the body and helps to prevent new fat production as well as improving your metabolism and the suppressing of new fat production.
Another weight loss tea that helps boost the metabolism has inspired a health fad.
Rick Hay, a nutritionist with many years clinical experience in nutrition and botanical medicine claims matcha tea is one of the best drinks to help dieters shed the pounds.
“Matcha is a powdered version of green tea that is covered in shade cloths before it’s harvested bringing you a more potent version of the metabolism-boosting brew,” Rick said.
Matcha tea is becomingly increasingly trendy in the UK as a healthy alternative to coffee.
Published at Sat, 06 Jan 2018 09:47:00 +0000