Mint leaves (Pudina) is one of the widely used aromatic plants known for its flavor and medicinal properties. Pudina is one of the chief ingredients in Ayurvedic formulations and medications.
Currently, many edible products like candies, mouth fresheners and chewing gums use mint as the main ingredient due to its popularity. Toothpastes and mouthwashes also contain mint. Apart from weight loss, mint helps improve digestion, prevents nausea, helps cure respiratory problems, depression and fatigue and fights bad breath.
Mint leaves are low in calories and rich in fibre. It helps prevent indigestion, reduces the cholesterol level and thereby promotes weight loss. It helps stimulate enzymes needed for digestion and converts fat into energy.
Read on to know some ways to use mint leaves for weight loss:
Take a bunch of mint leaves and a bunch of coriander leaves. Blend these well along with a glass of water and a pinch of black salt and pepper. Squeeze half a lemon juice for additional benefits and consume the freshly made juice. Drink one glass of this juice regularly, early in the morning, to lose weight.
Dried mint leaves or/and even the fresh ones can be used for this recipe. To make fresh mint tea, put a few fresh mint leaves in boiling water and boil it for a while. Steep it for a minute, then strain it and enjoy. To make a tea of dried mint leaves, take some dried mint leaves and add it to boiling water. Steep it for about 10 minutes. Strain it and drink. Drinking 2-3 cups of mint tea a day can promote quicker weight loss.
Take a few fresh mint leaves, and use it to garnish your favourite salads. Top up your lemonade with mint leaves for a touch of freshness. It prevents bloating and also helps in weight loss. Avoid fatty foods and oily foods that are rich in calories, while trying to lose weight. Besides this, regular workout is essential.