Have you stuck with your weight since you turned 30? So you are not alone. Every year during adulthood you experience a slight drop in your metabolism and this leads to weight gain.

Apart from slow metabolism, women may also find it difficult to eat healthy as they grapple with the responsibilities of the office and home. In addition, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), period symptoms, which can include weight fluctuations, tend to worsen after age 30 for women.

But that doesn't mean you should give up on your weight loss efforts. You can reduce weight by including ginger present in the kitchen in your diet.

Yes, ginger is commonly found in all homes. It is used in cooking a variety of dishes. But do you know that ginger is used a lot for weight loss? When it is mixed with the right ingredients, it helps in weight loss in the best way.

Today we will tell you how ginger helps women above 30 years of age to lose weight? Nutritionist MeghaMukhija is telling us this information. MeghaMukhija is the Chief Dietician and Founder at Health Mania since 2016.

Expert opinion

MeghaMukhija says, 'Ginger also reduces inflammation, stimulates digestion and reduces your appetite. Ginger contains compounds called gingerols and shogaols. These compounds stimulate many biological activities to help control free radicals in your body and reduce inflammation, which is a major side effect of obesity and causes many other diseases.

How does ginger help in losing weight?

The gingerols found in ginger have anti-obesity effects, helping to digest food faster and stimulating the body to speed digested food through the colon. Research suggests that gingerol also helps in stabilizing blood sugar levels which again helps in weight loss.

Ginger has been shown to help reduce body weight, reduce appetite, and increase the thermal effect of food or the calories you burn during digestion.

How to consume?

  • Add 1-2 thin slices of ginger to tea or lemonade. y
  • If you want, just boil it in water and then drink it with a little honey in the form of ginger honey tea for weight loss.
  • You can also add to food, salads, soups, juices, curries, lentils etc.
  • Do not consume more than 4 grams of ginger in any form on any day.


As with any herb or supplement, ginger can interact poorly with other medications you take. Side effects of ginger are rare, but if ginger is consumed in excess it can include the following:

  • heartburn
  • gas
  • Abdominal pain
  • burning in the mouth
  • Constipation
  • flatulence


Avoid ginger if you have any type of bladder-related disease or if you are taking anti-coagulation medication as they can react with it.

You can also lose weight by consuming ginger. However, if you have any health-related problem, then do consult an expert once before consuming it.

(Verified by Nutritionist MeghaMukhija)

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