Losing weight requires changing lifestyle habits – eating clean and healthy, drinking plenty of water, and exercising at least three times a week. But there are also some natural remedies that can help speed up the process of losing weight. Herbal teas are well-known from ancient times as powerful potions that can improve health and help with all body-related issues. Dandelion root tea is one of them.
Dandelion is a beneficial plant – its leaves and root are both equally healthy, as long as you pick dandelions from a place that hasn’t been treated with pesticides or herbicides. It would be best to grow your own dandelions or to pick them from a forest or some other place that hasn’t been treated. Avoid dandelions that grow in the parks and city streets full of traffic.
How to use dandelion root for losing weight?
Dandelion root for losing weight is usually used in a form of tea. Dandelion root tea is best known for its diuretic properties. If you are bloated dandelion root tea will bring you relief – potassium in dandelion will increase urine production on really short notice. You will lose water weight and stop retaining water.
The benefits of removing extra water from the body are numerous. First, when you lose all the extra water you will feel better, and you will also look better. This way your water-based cellulite disappears in no time. Dandelion root tea will do more than just remove your cellulite. Your skin will look tighter, firmer, and smoother.
Dandelion root tea is efficient in reducing belly fat, too. Dandelion increases liver function. The liver controls toxins in your body. If you stimulate your liver it will get rid of the toxins more efficiently and that will result in a flatter stomach.
That, of course, is not the only reason to drink dandelion root tea. Since it has many minerals and vitamins, dandelion has many other benefits. It contains sodium, potassium, it is rich in fiber, extremely rich in vitamins A, K, C, vitamin B6, magnesium, and calcium.
As for vitamin A, it is considered to be the third-best source of this vitamin in the world. This vitamin is great for eyesight, but also for bones, teeth, and especially for the skin.
How much weight can I lose using dandelion root tea?
If you drink two cups of dandelion root tea daily, you can lose up to 5 pounds and 2 inches around your belly in only 48 hours. Most of the weight you lose will be water and body toxins. Of course, dandelion root tea is best used when combined well-balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
How to prepare dandelion root tea?
Dandelion root is brown outside and white in the middle. When cut, it releases a kind of milk that has a bitter taste and is actually the most healing.
Before you dry dandelion roots you need to clean them. Remove the upper part of the plant, but do not cut the root, and scrape off the soil and dirt. You can dry it in the sun. Put it on paper and take it outside. Depending on the weather conditions, the root will be dry in 3-14 days, after which you can store it for another year and make super healthy dandelion tea. Of course, you can also buy tea ready-made and thus avoid the dirtier part of the job.
To prepare dandelion root tea, you’ll need one tablespoon of chopped dandelion root and 2 dl of water. Put the root in water and let it boil on the stove for 5 minutes. Then cover and leave for another 15 minutes to cool and let the water pick up the nutrients from the roots.
You can drink dandelion root tea 2-4 times a day.