Mint leaves have been recommended to be used in reducing diets according to ancient medicine, Ayurveda. Even modern studies indicate that peppermint is a very useful herb when it comes to losing weight.
Benefits of mint in reducing diets
A study from Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia stated that contact with peppermint (smelling or eating it) decreases hunger. This study claims that consuming peppermint, or even the scent of peppermint, increases brain activity in the area that controls alertness. This, in turn, curbs the urge to be snacking on food, which, most of the time, is done to stimulate energy. Not only does peppermint increase the feeling of fullness and satisfaction after eating, it also enhances your senses of taste and smell. This means that you get more satisfaction with your food, thus curbing your desire for other foods.
How to use peppermint to lose weight?
Make chutney of fresh mint leaves to include it in your reducing diet. If you haven’t heard of chutney before, you’ll be happy to know that chutney is a spicy condiment of Indian origin. Many vegetables, especially green leafy herbs, as well as fruits, are used to make this sauce for use in reducing diets. Here is the basic recipe for making peppermint chutney.
Chutney recipe for reducing diets
You will need to:
- 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves
- 1 tomato
- 1 chili / fresh green chili (or whatever type you have that is medium)
- Sea salt to taste
- 2-3 tablespoons coriander leaves (optional) – some people find mint bitter and add coriander leaves to avoid its bitter taste
- Wash the mint leaves properly.
- Chop the tomato and green chili.
- Now mix all the ingredients – mint leaves, tomato, salt and green chili, as well as coriander leaves if using.
- Grind it to get your chutney. It will look like a green paste.
It is not necessary to add water, as the mint leaves and tomato contain enough water to give it the right consistency of hot sauce.
Now eat this peppermint chutney daily, with as many meals as you can. You will love the aroma and flavor of hot sauce and also its ability to improve the flavor of your dishes and help you as the main ingredient in reducing diets .
It can be used with bread spread or to make sandwiches, along with other vegetables. You can mix it with yogurt for a great mint flavor yogurt for snacking. Use it as a salad dressing. You can practically have mint chutney with any dish you eat during the day. If you have mint daily, you can reduce your weight by up to 6 kg within 40 to 45 days, as long as you continue with your healthy diet and daily exercise regimen as well.