Chewing the paan post meal is a very common Indian practice. It's more of a mouth freshener and that's why special occasions such as weddings are always decorated royally! And then there are other people who chew paan every day out of habit. Well, who would have thought that pan or betel leaves could help with weight loss…. Here we have good news that You can lose weight with betel leaves (paan)?
Chewing the paan or betel leaf has a number of health benefits and one of them is weight loss! Yes, you can lose weight by chewing the betel leaf. You just have to combine it with pepper and the mixture becomes a powerful weight loss tool that shows results in just 8 weeks. You want to know, don't you? Continue reading….
How does betel leaf combined with pepper help you lose weight?
Betel leaves are known to aid proper digestion. One study found that chewing the betel leaf speeds up the metabolism and prevents acidification by increasing the amount of mucus in the stomach. In this way, it protects the lining of the stomach from the harmful effects of stomach acid. Betel leaves start to work on your digestion as soon as you start chewing them. They increase the secretion of saliva in the mouth and signal the stomach to prepare to digest the food ingested. Betel leaves also help clear out toxins in the stomach and also relieve constipation due to their fiber content. According to Ayurveda, betel leaves help in reducing body fat and this helps in speeding up the weight loss process.
Now let's talk about pepper. Pepper contains phytonutrients and pepper that help break down fat and properly absorb all of the nutrients found in food. The piper content in it makes it a great digestive aid. It stimulates the taste buds so that they signal the stomach to secrete more hydrochloric acid, which helps digest proteins and other substances in the stomach. Undigested food in the stomach leads to indigestion, gas, hyperacidity, constipation and diarrhea. Black pepper is also known to promote sweating and increase washroom visits. Both of these are great ways to remove excess water and toxins from your body.
Here's how you can use betel leaf and black pepper for weight loss:
Take a betel leaf (it should be green and tender) and add 5 peppercorns to it. Now just fold everything up and chew. Yes, the pepper may be too strong for you at first, but keep chewing it or keep it in your mouth and let the saliva carry the juice of peppercorns and betel leaves into your stomach. You should take this every morning on an empty stomach for 8 weeks.
Make sure the betel leaves you buy are tender and fresh. Leaves that are yellowish or slightly old tend to lose their medicinal value. Don't eat rotting leaves (which are turning black) as this could upset your stomach.
So happy paan chew !! I am sure you will go to the nearest store to buy fresh paan sheets. Isn't it a Really Easy Way to Lose Weight? However, if you have an existing medical condition, consult your doctor before attempting this treatment.