Let’s face it; most of us are carrying around a few extra pounds we need to get rid of. And we all want to find that magical potion that will melt our fat away in a few hours, days, or even weeks. Those of us that have tried to do this probably know there is no easy way to lose weight, and there’s no one method that works for everyone. However, there are certain recipes, foods, and ingredients that will stimulate weight loss no matter who you are and melt away fat like butter. We have found one recipe that will stop water retention, which causes bloating and can make you look bigger than you really are.

The answer is parsley. Yes, parsley is the perfect weight loss ingredient. It is a green biennial planet, native to the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe, but it’s widely popular around the world as both a spice and a healthy food. You’ve probably had it on salad, or maybe even as a garnish, but the amount of parsley put in salad isn’t very effective for weight loss. That’s why we have a parsley tea that will help you shed those pounds quickly.

Benefits of Parsley

Parsley is loaded with health benefits that can aid you with several conditions, the first being rheumatism and arthritis. It’s a great antioxidant.  It also flushes out toxins that result in inflammation. It’s an awesome cleaning agent due to its abundance in Vitamins, C, A, and E, as well as a number of other minerals. It can fight off kidneys disease and urinary tract infections, because it is a strong diuretic. Parsley is a great source of potassium, calcium, and phosphorous.  And last, but not least, it contains a flavonoid called quercetin, which is an antioxidant that can lower high blood pressure and cholesterol. Oh and it protects you from cancer and heart disease. With all those health benefits, why wouldn’t you want to eat more parsley?

Specifically in terms of losing weight, parsley’s diuretic abilities can rid your body of excess water your body stores as a result of consuming too much sodium, your premenstrual cycle, or certain medicines you may be taking that can cause water retention. Believe it or not, water retention is usually the culprit behind bloating, which makes you appear bigger than you really are. Of course, if you really want to go all out, why just stop at adding parsley to your diet? Pay attention to what you eat in general; stop eating processed junk and fast foods, and go for healthy fats, and organic fruits and vegetables. You’ll be shocked at how quickly your weight melts off.

Ready for that parsley tea? Here’s what you need to stimulate weight loss and get your body bikini ready.

Parsley Tea

  • 5 tbsp. of finely chopped parsley
  • 1 liter of water

Bring the water to boil in a small pot, or tea kettle. Add in parsley leaves and let it simmer for twenty minutes. Strain the tea and dispense it in a container of your choosing (I like a bottle as you can drink it throughout the day this way). You can drink it cold, or warm.

Get ready to hit the toilet often. Don’t drink late at night unless you want to ruin your sleep by having to use to loo. All that urinating you’ll be doing is cleansing your body of bad bacteria, toxins, and other harmful substances.  You won’t want to drink more than a liter of this tea daily.

Unlike some weight loss tips, these results will be immediate and will hopefully encourage you to never give up on your weight loss journey. Some folks who drank this lost 5 kilograms in a mere two days! That’s all excess water too! You will feel happy, healthier, and you’ll look better if you lose the weight, so why not go for it? All you need is a bit of parsley.

Sources:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/293501-parsley-tea-for-weight-loss/

http://www.therighttea.com/parsley-tea.html

http://healthyfoodhealthylife.net