Exercise is the key to maintaining fitness and shedding weight. If you aren’t exercising or indulging in physical activity you’re making your body weaker, sluggish and it becomes more prone to sickness and disease. To supplement your efforts let us explore 6 magical herbs that boost energy and assist in fat burn:
Matcha or ‘powdered tea’ is a special form of green tea that is usually grown in Japan. Unlike traditional green tea where the leaves are infused into hot water via tea bags then discarded, with Matcha you’re actually consuming the entire chlorophyll-rich leaves that have been handpicked, steamed, dried and ground into a fine green powder.
Matcha contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) – a very potent antioxidant. This antioxidant increases fat oxidation by 33%. EGCG inhibits fat cell development, increases fat excretion, and revs ups your metabolism.
2. Cordyceps Mushrooms.
Cordyceps is a medicinal mushroom with thousands of years of use in Chinese medicine. This herb is gaining popularity as it is being used as a pre-workout supplement and in several athletic competitions. Cordyceps works by improving oxygen circulation. This leads to increase in stamina and endurance.
Ginseng is a popular and well-known herb. Don’t expect speedy results with Ginseng as it is subtle. Ginseng is an adaptogen and has been studied in the Journal of Diabetes. It is shown to boost energy levels, speed metabolism, increase weight loss and insulin sensitivity. Ginseng helps regulate your blood sugar levels.
Cinnamon is beneficial for improving the way your body regulates blood sugar levels. Cinnamon reduces blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 Diabetes, it also reduces triglycerides and LDL levels (bad cholesterol).
5. Cayenne Pepper powdered
More and more supplements are utilizing Cayenne in their formulas and for good reason: Cayenne is a good source of Vitamins A, B & C. It contains potassium and manganese. According to the American Chemical Society, Cayenne has also been found to shrink fat tissue and lower blood fat levels.
Cacao is a seed. Everything chocolate comes from a seed and is called Cocoa beans. Cacao (chocolate) is one of the most delicious and good for metabolizing glucose, keeping the heart healthy, easing depression.