How To Use Turmeric For Weight Loss

Turmeric has been used for hundreds of years in India due to the many health benefits it possesses. Even in the western world, we use turmeric as a spice in dishes, but also as a supplement to our everyday health.

Turmeric has also been used within different beverages too such as a latte or tea. No matter how you consume turmeric, you will be able to reap its benefits.

How To Use Turmeric For Weight Loss

One way people use turmeric is for its weight loss benefits. A lot of people swear that drinking turmeric tea (see also: What Is Turmeric Tea Good For?)or having it mixed into warm water on an empty stomach can aid weight loss. 

It is said to have the ability to burn away excess body fat due to it having anti-inflammatory properties. So, if you are curious as to how you can use turmeric for weight loss, then you have come to the right place.

In this article we shall take a look at how turmeric is used for weight loss. 

How Does Turmeric Aid Weight Loss?

While the turmeric itself is not a wonder ingredient that will make you shed the pounds overnight, it can aid with weight loss. There are a few reasons for this.


Turmeric is said to have particular anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help to reduce inflammation from inside the body. Inflammation is said to be a big factor when it comes to obesity.

Because turmeric includes curcumin, (see also: What Is The Difference Between Turmeric And Curcumin?)it helps to suppress the inflammation within the muscles, pancreatic, and fat cells.

For this reason, turmeric can reduce a number of metabolic problems such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol. 

Bile Build Up

While it does not sound nice, if you consume turmeric at a safe dosage, then you might find that your bile production within the stomach is increased. 

Bile helps to emulsify fat, as well as the metabolism. And while you may find that your bile is increased, curcumin has the ability to suppress the growth of fat tissue.

Regulates Sugar Levels

Turmeric may also help you to lose weight due to it having the ability of balancing and regulating the level of sugar within the body. This can help to prevent insulin resistance (diabetes 2).

This also means that the excess fat should not be retained within the body. 

What Ways Can You Use Turmeric For Weight Loss?

If you are looking to add turmeric into your everyday diet to help aid weight loss, then there are several ways in which you can do so.

Along with a balanced diet and staying active – at least 30 minutes of moving a day – you can consume turmeric as an aid to lose those pounds. 

Here are some suggestions:

Drink Turmeric Tea 

A really easy way to add turmeric into your diet is by consuming it as a tea. While you can opt to buy turmeric tea bags or as a loose leaf, you can also make your own.

If you want to know how to make your own turmeric tea, look further down the page.

Create A Turmeric Milk

An alternative to tea is turmeric milk. It is a delicious option, and is often nice to drink in the evening to promote sleep.

To make, pour milk into a pan and let it warm up on a medium heat for up to six or so minutes. 

Once the milk is hot, not boiling, pour the milk into a cup and add in a teaspoon of turmeric powder and stir well.

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While it may not be to your liking just yet, over time it will become a delicious staple. If you prefer it stronger, add in an extra teaspoon of turmeric powder. 

Add Turmeric To Dishes

Another easy way to add turmeric to your everyday diet is by adding it to dishes. This could be anything from rice dishes and curries, to desserts and other sweet treats.

Experiment with flavors and find out what works best for you when it comes to the overall taste. 

Take A Turmeric Supplement

The easiest way to consume turmeric every single day is by taking a supplement. If you think that creating a tea or adding it to a dish may take up too much time, having turmeric in a supplement (see also: What Is The Best Turmeric Supplement?)form is a great alternative.

Not only will you digest the correct amount of turmeric needed, but you will also find that it only takes a minute out of your time each day. 

Plus, some turmeric supplements have added ingredients too which can make them even more powerful. 

How To Make Turmeric Tea For Weight Loss?

If you want to make your own turmeric tea to drink to aid weight loss, then you can follow the easy steps below. 

While buying turmeric tea bags is a good option, sometimes it is better to make your own. It is also completely caffeine free so can be drunk later in the day.

What You Will Need

To prepare The Tea

  • Boil a cup worth of water in a pan on medium heat
  • Once the water begins to boil, add in the turmeric and ginger paste and stir well
  • Turn the heat off and let the ‘tea’ cool down
  • Place a strainer over a cup and pour the liquid through. Your weight loss tea is ready to drink!

Final Thoughts

If you are looking to lose weight, turmeric could be a great option for you. Not only is it very easy to add to your everyday diet, but it also has many benefits for those who are wanting to lose weight.

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which can aid in weight loss, plus it has the ability to help with other metabolic issues such as high blood sugar and cholesterol. 

So, if this is an option you want to take, why not add turmeric to dishes, create your own tea, take a supplement or drink some warm turmeric-based milk?

There are many things to try!

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