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9 Home Grown Herbs for Weight Loss

9 Home Grown Herbs for Weight Loss

There are numerous herbs that you can add to your food that can help with your weight loss efforts.

Usually you would buy then from your local supermarket or health food store, but did you know that you can grow them yourself?

If you have a garden or even a window box then you can grow these herbs yourself with a little effort.

Here are 10 herbs for weight loss that you can grow yourself:

#1: Tulsi

Tulsi can aid digestion and can help boost your metabolic rate so can help with your weight loss efforts.

You can even chew tulsi leaves to help fight stress, which is something that if left unchecked can affect your weight in a negative manner.

#2: Coriander

Coriander is easy to grow and its seeds when crushed and consumed with the leaves in a glass of lukewarm water can help to improve any digestive issues.

This in turn can assist your weight loss efforts.

#3: Mint

Mint has various benefits including:

  • Aids detoxification
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Soothes headaches

#4: Mustard

It is not just mustard seeds that can help with your weight loss efforts, the leaves also have its own benefits too.

When you make you own curry using the leaves you can lower your cholesterol levels, relieve pain and even promote hair growth.

#5: Ajwain

Although this herb is often found in health food shops, there is no reason why you cannot grow it yourself, and if you are interested in weight loss and an overall health boost then it is recommended.

Just a few ajwain seeds after your main meal can help increase digestion.

#6: Fenugreek

You can use Fenugreek for a variety of uses. For example it can help with your weight loss efforts, can help reduce cholesterol levels and can help ease the symptoms of PMS (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome).

#7: Chilli

Adding a little extra spice to your food is not the only benefit of chilli peppers. They can also help with your weight loss efforts.

Chilli for weight lossWhen consumed the chilli pepper will cause a process called thermogenesis to occur within your body. During this process your internal body temperature will increase, which will also cause a rise in your metabolic rate.

As we all know, when your metabolic rate has been boosted you will be able to burn off more of those unwanted calories.

#8: Lemon

Lemons can be picked up just about anywhere, but they can just as easily be grown in your own garden.

You can use lemon with honey and warm water to create your own weight loss drink, while it can also be used to boost your immune system and fight numerous infections.

You can also use a slice of lemon to add a little bit of flavour to your glass of water, which you should be drinking instead of your caffeinated soft drinks.

#9: Lemongrass

You can use lemongrass with hot water to create your own hot beverage that offers the following benefits:

  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved health

This drink will also be low in calories, so all in all lemongrass is ideal for aiding weight loss.

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