How to Use Garlic (Lahsun) to Lose Weight (Watch Video)
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Weight loss is often considered as the biggest hurdle in weight loss. However, losing weight is not that difficult, provided one follows a disciplined lifestyle with a good diet plan. Having said that, let us speak about weight loss characteristics of garlic which can be found in every Indian kitchen. Garlic, also known as Lahsun in Hindi is a species in the onion genus.  Garlic can prove very effective in belly fat loss and weight loss, let us explore its benefit below. Benefits of Eating Garlic: From Curing Cold to Reducing Blood Pressure, What Are The Awesome Health Benefits of Garlic?

Garlic is a nutritional powerhouse as it contains vitamin B6 and C, fibre, manganese, calcium, which helps in weight management.  Apart from weight loss, garlic provides other health benefits like boosting immunity, reducing blood pressure and lowering the risk of heart disease. The compound present in lahsun helps in fat loss.

How Garlic Helps in Weight Loss

Garlic helps suppress hunger and can help control overeating.  It is a great detoxifying agent, which helps the body to get rid of toxins.  And since detoxification is necessary for weight loss, garlic can be a good addition to your diet.

According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition in November, 2011, Garlic contains active compound like alliin, allicin, ajoene, diallyl disulfide, diallyl trisulfide, etc which stimulate the fat-burning process. The study also proved that garlic possesses anti-obesity properties.

Another study published in the journal of Advanced Biomedical Research on Jan 27, 2016, which says garlic is beneficial for patients with Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The result of this study proved that garlic supplementation can reduce body weight and fat mass in people suffering from NAFLD.

Garlic and honey for weight loss

Garlic indeed helps in fat loss and weight loss, along with this it also proves beneficial in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease and possess anti-cancer properties. However, eating garlic can't be the only solution to weight loss. We need proper exercise with good eating habits for a healthy body. Also, note that anything in excess is harmful, make sure you don't end up eating too much garlic.

(This article is written for an informative purpose and should not be substituted for medical advice. Kindly consult your doctor before trying any tips.)