Monday, April 25, 2016

How to counter obesity and reduce fat using Ayurveda

  • Foods such as sweets, sweetened drinks, carbohydrate and oil rich foods increase kapha and medha (body fat) and must be avoided.
  • Consume more wheat products than rice products. Use green gram and horse gram to reduce kapha and medha.
  • Consume one teaspoon of black pepper powder, two teaspoons of honey with a glass of ‘weight-reducing’ herbal tea to aid weight loss.
  • Take one glass of water every hour from the time you get up to reduce belly fat.
  • Minimize your salt intake and milk based products such as ice-creams and butter.
  • Ayurvedic practitioners suggest that one must consume two fruits in the morning and one fruit every evening to reduce belly fat.
  • Use a lot of cinnamon, ginger, garlic, turmeric and pepper in your cooking.
  • Avoid the afternoon siesta to avoid slowing of basal metabolic rate and burn more calories.
  • Massage the belly with Ayucare lavanthailam, known to be effective in disintegrating stubborn belly fat. Wash it off after 15 minutes with warm water.
  • Take 15 ml of varadi, a tonic and mix it with 60 ml boiled and cooled water. Add honey and have a spoonful every morning and evening. Rest for 15 minutes after taking this.
  • Add one spoon of triphala chooran to water and boil it. Take it with honey after every meal.
  • Drink a glass of warm water when you get up. This is very effective for reducing belly fat.
  • Grind horse gram to a fine powder. Add it to heated sour buttermilk and apply this paste over the belly and massage vigorously in upward strokes. Horse gram is highly effective in reducing body fat. Bathe in warm water bath half an hour after the massage.
  • Abstain from non-vegetarian food as far as possible

  • Exercises such as swimming, walking, and jogging also contribute to weight loss along with the above mentioned ayurvedic remedies to reduce belly fat. 
  • Kaapal Bhathi pranayam is effective in reducing belly fat