Turns out, eating kadi patta on an empty stomach is one of the best home remedies to get rid of excess fat in your entire body. Curry leaves, also known as kadi patta in Hindi or sweet neem leaves, widely used in Indian households are packed with many nutrients that are so good for your health. According to Ayurveda, having fresh curry leaves every morning is a great way to deal with many ailments such as bad cholesterol, diabetes, and obesity. The curry leaves commonly used as a seasoning ingredient in almost every dish to enhance the taste and flavour can actually speed you your weight loss journey in various forms, helping you achieve that lean body composition and fabulous abs you’re looking for.
The curry tree (Murraya koenigii), which is a tropical to sub-tropical tree in the family Rutaceae (the rue family, is native to India and Sri Lanka. Originally grown for its aromatic leaves and for embellishing ornaments in India, the plant soon found its way to the Asian kitchen, with the leaves being added as a flavouring agent in most dishes. But, there’s more to the curry leaves than just an appetite-boosting flavour or garnishing dishes. They are rich in many essential nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates, fiber, carotene, nicotinic acid, vitamins A, B, C and B2, calcium, iron and folic acid – all of which contribute to good health and weight loss. Read – Want to get rid of tummy fat? Here’s how to use onion juice and honey for weight loss
How does eating curry leaves help you lose weight?
The curry leaves also contain antioxidants anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and hepatoprotective – the ability to protect damage to the liver – properties. In this article, lets us take a look at how the spice curry leaves can help you shed those unwanted pounds easily.
Eating curry leaves improves digestion by soothing the intestinal walls, preventing various indigestion problems. The leaves are traditionally used to treat diarrhoea and nausea effectively. Chewing or eating curry leaves regularly cleanses and removes the harmful toxins from the body. Hence, the spice helps your body detoxify naturally, burn more calories, and avoid fat accumulation, which can result in weight gain.
What’s even incredible is that the curry leaves can efficiently burn bad cholesterol and body fat. They contain mahanimbine, an alkaloid that has anti-obesity and lipid-lowering effects. Thus, consuming kadi patta helps reduces total cholesterol and triglyceride levels and lower body weight. Not just fat loss, but eating curry leaves will help you stay away from various health risks by cleansing your body of harmful substances. Moreover, since curry leaves contain anti-diabetic properties, it can lower blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels can result in weight gain. The curry leaves can also reduce hair fall and strengthen hair roots.
How to use curry leaves for weight loss
Curry leaves can be used in a number of ways, either in the preparation of dishes or in its fresh raw form by simply eating/chewing them every day. One of the best ways to use this spice to lose weight is drinking curry leaves water every morning on an empty stomach. To make curry leaves water –
- Take around 30 to 40 curry leaves and boil them in a glass of water.
- After a few minutes, strain the tea to remove the leaves.
- You can add a dash of honey and lemon juice to improve the taste.
- Your fat-burning curry leaves tea is now ready to be consumed.
To get optimal results, drink curry leaves tea every day on an empty stomach at least for a month. Else, simply eat 10-15 raw kadi patta leaves in the morning and drink warm water after that.