Garlic For Weight Loss

Garlic For Weight LossTried many fad diets, instant weight loss programs and slimming therapies and not satisfied with the results? It’s time to rethink everything you once held true about weight loss.

A reliable weight loss regimen should have 2 qualities – nutritional diet + burn calories. When it comes to burning calories, you know the drill – exercising, brisk walking or yoga. Well, here we will talk about Garlic – A natural antibiotic and latest nutrient in the battle of weight loss.

Garlic for Weight Loss – What’s so Beneficial About it?

Garlic has a very long history in treating many health ailments, yet researches have concluded that it has a vast impact on weight loss as well. Its health benefits are mentioned in Bible, Talmud, Chinese, and Egyptian Medicine and Ayurveda.  Here’s how it works…

  1. Garlic stimulates the satiety hormone which reduces binge eating, sugar cravings, junk food, and oily stuff.
  2. It releases the norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter which boosts metabolism.
  3. The allicin present in it lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and insulin levels.
  4. Garlic inhibits the process breaking down stored fats.
  5. It is a powerful detoxifier and effective diuretic.
  6. It contains trace minerals (sulfur, selenium, magnesium, zinc, copper and iron), amino acids and vitamins A, C, and E.
  7. It helps to dissolve blood clots that lead to heart stroke.
  8. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.
  9. It helps to remove excess mucus from the body.

How to Include Garlic in Your Weight Loss Routine….?

1) Garlic Cloves

  • Crush 2 cloves of garlic.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes. Because when raw garlic interacts with oxygen to produce allcin.
  • Use it to season foods, sauce, soups and salad vinaigrettes.
  • Alternatively, you can chew 2 garlic cloves on an empty stomach or before going to bed. Remember to brush your teeth to reduce garlic smell.

2) Garlic Juice

  • Puree the garlic cloves in a blender.
  • Strain the mixture to the collect the juice.
  • Drink 1 teaspoon garlic juice followed by a glass of lukewarm water.
  • For added taste, mix 1 teaspoon honey to the garlic juice.

3) Garlic with Lemon

  • Squeeze juice of 1 lemon in a cup of water.
  • Chew 3 garlic cloves followed by the lemon water.
  • Or add crush the garlic cloves, stir in the lemon water and drink.
  • Repeat the process every morning.

4) Garlic with Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar

Process 1:

  • Combine 1 teaspoon each of garlic juice, honey and apple cider vinegar.
  • Consume it daily before breakfast.
  • Stir in the mixture in a glass of water and drink it.
  • For added benefit, include a pinch of cayenne pepper and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.

Process 2:

  • Combine 1 cup each of garlic juice, ginger juice, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice.
  • Simmer the mixture in low heat until it reduced to 3 cups.
  • Remove from the flame and let it cool down to room temperature.
  • Add 1 cup honey and store in an airtight container.
  • Drink 1 tablespoons of the mixture daily before breakfast.

5) Garlic with Milk

Process 1:

  • Crush 2 garlic cloves and stir in a cup of raw milk.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes and consume it daily on an empty stomach.

Process 2:

  • Crush 3 garlic cloves and stir in a glass of milk.
  • Bring this mixture to boil until the quantity reduces to half.
  • Let it cool down to room temperature and drink.
  • For added benefits, stir in 1 teaspoon honey or a pinch of black pepper.

6) Garlic with Ginger

Process 1:

  • Grate 4 chunks of ginger root and mince 4 cloves of garlic.
  • To 500 ml of boiling water add ginger and garlic.
  • Allow it to steep for 20 minutes.
  • Strain and drink it.
  • For extra benefits, you can add juice of 1 lemon and 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
  • If you are on alkalizing diet, add 1/2 teaspoon honey.
  • Repeat daily.

Process 2: With Aloe Vera

  • Scoop out the gel from aloe vera leaf.
  • Peel the ginger and garlic.
  • In a blender, add 3 cloves of garlic and 2 inches of ginger root, juice of half lemon and aloe vera gel and blend till smooth.
  • Add 1 tablespoon honey and blend again for 30 seconds.
  • Pour the mixture in an air tight container and refrigerate.
  • Consume 3 tablespoons of the mixture 3 times daily.

Process 3: With Cinnamon

  • Grate 1 inch fresh ginger and mince 1 clove of garlic.
  • In a cup of boiled water, add garlic, ginger, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 green tea bag.
  • Allow it to steep for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in 2 teaspoon raw honey and drink it.
  • Repeat daily.

7) Garlic with Carom Seeds

  • Blend 1 teaspoon carom seeds and 2 cloves of garlic.
  • Consume this mixture followed by a glass of lukewarm water.
  • Repeat 2 times a daily.

8) Garlic as Salad Dressing

Listed are few different versions of salad dressing with garlic.

  1. Combine 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, a pinch of black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder and 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar.
  2. Stir in the mixture in a cup of vegetables or beans or cooked meat.
  3. Alternately, you can just mix 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of black pepper and use the mixture as dressing.

Experiment with different ingredients and customize according to your taste…

9) Smoothie with Garlic

Instead of store brought dips, replace it with this recipe.

  1. In a blender, add 6 garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon sea salt, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1 cup olive oil and 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
  2. Blend the smoothie until it reaches a texture similar to mayonnaise.

10) Garlic with Cucumber

  • In a blender, add 4 garlic cloves, 3 leaves lettuce, 1/2 celery stalk, 3 pepper corns, 2 steamed asparagus, half cucumber, 1 teaspoon flax seeds.
  • Blend for 4 minutes and drink it.
  • Repeat daily.

11) Garlic Bread

  1. Grind few garlic cloves, stir in the bread batter and bake.
  2. Alternately, slice garlic cloves and rub the inside of it on bread.

12) Garlic Tea

  • Crush 2 cloves of garlic and add to a cup of boiled water.
  • Allow it to steep for 10 minutes, strain it and let it steep cool down to room temperature.
  • Add 1 teaspoon honey, stir and consume.
  • For extra benefits, add 2 teaspoon of lemon juice.
  • Drink regularly.

13) Garlic with Red Wine

  • Mince 12 garlic cloves and stir them in jar of 1/2 liter of red wine.
  • Close the jar and place it where it can get direct sunlight.
  • Don’t disturb the jar for 2 weeks.
  • Consume 1 teaspoon of the mixture 3 times a day.
  • Make a new batch of mixture after 6 months gap.

14) Garlic Powder

  • Mix 1 teaspoon of garlic powder in a glass of water or lemon water and consume it.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder and honey. Lick the mixture followed by a glass of water.

Tips, Warning and Precautions

  1. Don’t consume more than 4 raw garlic cloves a day.
  2. Patients with heart problems, pregnant and lactating women should consult doctor before trying garlic.
  3. Possible side effects of consuming raw garlic – heartburn, flatulence, lower blood pressure and upset stomach. Stop taking garlic if you observe any of them.
  4. Avoid garlic intake before any surgery as it can disturb anti-coagulants.
  5. Asthma patients should avoid intake of garlic.
  6. If you have cuts or undergone surgery recently, avoid garlic as it prolongs bleeding.
  7. Avoid junk food, fried and oily food.
  8. Drink plenty of water.
  9. Consume fresh fruit juices and vegetables.
  10. Avoid binge eating, smoking and alcohol.

A perfect weight loss regiment is incomplete without physical exercising. So brisk walk for 15 minutes or do yoga regularly to burn more calories.

Did you find this article helpful? You can also check out this article to find out about other great DIY home remedies for weight loss. If you have any queries, write to us in the comments section below.

94 comments
  1. I tried garlic for the first time with empty stomach, I felt low blood pressure for some time, should I continue eating it.

  2. Excellent information i will start drinking vali lemon juice but will it affect married life please suggest Thank you

    1. Until you achieve the desired weight and improve your metabolism, you have go on with garlic therapy.

  3. Can the galic tea alone make u lose the weight.and how often should i drink the garlic tea.

    1. Yes, garlic tea can help you boost metabolism and reduce fat gradually. However if you want effective results, apart from garlic tea, you have to exercise daily and eat nutritious food.

    1. Into a glass of warm water, add juice of ½ lemon, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 teaspoon crushed garlic. Mix well and drink it on an empty stomach daily. Apart from that exercise daily, consume nutritional food, drink plenty of water and avoid junk food.

  4. Can I take garlic with lemon nd zeera water in morning?? please reply….

    Or else

    Can I take garlic with lemon water before sleeping at the night time.???

  5. I had belly fat.I am eating garlic daily .could it works out without doing any exercises.?……….

    1. Nope, garlic helps to boosts your weight loss regimen. If you want effective results, you have to do at least brisk walk for 15 minutes daily.

  6. I mince up harlic, let it sit for five minutes then add raw unfilteted honey and drink it down with ACV and filteted water. I do this in the morning and before bed.

    In addotion I also eat six roasted garlic pettles with lunch or dinner. What is your opinion?

    1. Apart from that exercise daily for at least 30 minutes or brisk walk for 15 minutes. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and eat nutritional diet.

    1. Apart from eating garlic, you have to exercise regularly, eat nutritional food, avoid unhealthy food and drink plenty of water. Garlic only boosts your weight loss regimen.

  7. Please I want can I mix garlic, ginger, lime, and tea together and how can I do that and is it effective thanks

    1. While brewing the tea, add few drops of garlic juice, ginger juice and lemon juice. Remove from the flame and drink it. As all the ingredients are natural and effective in boosting up fat burning, you can try this combination.

  8. I am using a waist trainer, drinking lots of water and drinking slimming tea everyday. can I also use garlic and don’t exercise?

    1. It usually depends on the person’s fat burning capacity, calorie intake, and other factors. So, it is difficult to tell the exact time frame. For effective results, apart from trying garlic methods, exercise regularly, reduce calorie intake and drink plenty of water.

  9. Can I swallow garlic on empty stomach like tablet if yes how many pieces please suggest I am having big tummy also I have BP

    1. Nope, it is better to mince or chop it before consuming. Because it helps to release the allicin content in the garlic that contains the beneficial properties.

  10. can I eat the garlic at night. sincerely to lose weight one has to be on strict diet and make sure one does exercise. I have been taking ginger and lemon and I is working I exercise too and I am on diet too. I just came across Garlic at the market today when I went to purchase my ginger and I came across your blog. so great I have learnt a lot.
    my question is can I eat garlic before bed. I don’t take anything once is 6.30pm. maybe some hours to bed can I take garlic

    1. It is difficult to tell the exact time frame as it depends on the fat burning capacity, metabolism and other factors. So, we recommend trying the method regularly until you achieve the results. For effective results, exercise regularly, eat nutritional food and drink plenty of water.

  11. At the beginning of this year, my pressure was increasing higher and higher and has almost reached 147/103. I was getting frustrated since it was not coming down even with diet adjustments. I took crashed garlic on an empty stomach in the morning for a week and my pressure is now back to normal… last taken was 120/80.

  12. is it possible to just swallow as in the garlic, ginger, lemon, so that i prevent the sour taste in my mouth but still lose weight?

  13. my tummy is still big after child birth, although my baby is four months old. can I take 2 garlic night and morning for flat tummy.

  14. can i chop garlic in smaller particules to take instead of chewing it and can it cure cough? if yes how do i use it

  15. I tried this but sadly I didn’t feel good after 3-4 days. I tried crushing it and having it with honey in empty stomach @morning.
    My body started to itch and I felt drained out. is it natural? Or should I stop it?

  16. can i do the mixing of garlic and honey every morning to loose weight??? and how many months will it take to get the results

  17. i am using garlic from around 4 to 5 months but no suffiecent effect i have seen .
    doingzumba dance also for 35 mins .
    but poor result what can i do

  18. Hi, can i eat 5 gloves of garlic a day even when i have ulcer, and i prefer chowing the garlic not chopped or sliced

  19. Would Kyolic garlic tablets help with apple cider vinegar. If it would, kindly indicate how may tablets and how much apple cider vinegar, how many times a day and before or after meals.

    Thank you

  20. If I intake garlic daily morning for years together will there be any side effects, what would be the maximum days I can use this recipe.

  21. Please i don’t crush or chew my garlic, but i CUT into pieces my garlic and swallow with water every morning before breakfast, will i achieve same result? as in weight loss?

    Reply

  22. Hi,since my childhood i am healthy but after becoming mother.my weight is 77kg or may b more..,my target is to reduce 20kgs…from belly area and also armpit area…I m also doing walking fr an hour(whenever I get time) but I do…& do swiming depending upon situation…
    Please guide me hw mny garlic to take in a day and when.

  23. Please can I mix water, garlic and ginger together and allow it to stay for three days then I will drink

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