5 Ways You Can Lose Weight With Mint | Mint Weight Loss

5 Ways You Can Lose Weight With Mint | Mint Weight Loss

Want to lose weight with mint? Mint is also known as Mentha, from the Greek míntha. It is actually a family of plants, from the family Lamiaceae. There are about 13 or 14 varieties or hybrids.

You can use mint to lose weight. Mint has been around for a long time, in fact and has always been given healing properties. According to Wikipedia:

  • Mint was originally used as a medicinal herb to treat stomach-ache and chest pains.
  • In Rome, Pliny recommended a wreath of mint for students to wear since it was thought to exhilarate their minds.
  • During the Middle Ages, powdered mint leaves were used to whiten teeth.

According to Jen Reviews, “This herb also contains vitamins A, B2 and C; plentiful fibre; and numerous minerals like iron (which you need to make red blood cells), potassium, zinc, calcium, copper and magnesium.” The truth is that mint is pretty much a naturally occurring superfood. Here are  5 simple ways you can lose weight with mint.

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Drinking mint tea

Some experts says that drinking tea made with mint can aid weight loss. But not everyone agrees on the validity of this fact. Livestrong says, “Research has not investigated whether mint tea aids in weight loss, but it’s possible that the scent may reduce appetite, according to a study cited in the New York Times.”

“Peppermint may cause some people to believe it aids in weight loss,” they add, “because it relieves bloating.”

Drink mint lemonade

If you are not a huge fan of tea, perhaps give mint lemonade a go.

Martha Stewart suggests using the following ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sugar for simple syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 2/3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons julienned mint, plus leaves for garnish
  • 1 lemon, sliced 1/4-inch thick, plus more for garnish

Put mint in your lemon water in the morning

There are countless sources online that suggest drinking a small amount of warm water with a squeeze of fresh lemon in the morning, to aid your metabolism. Some websites also suggest adding a small amount of fresh mint to the mix.

Skinny Ms says, “Healthy drinks come in all shapes and sizes, but this one is especially detoxifying. Lemon and mint water is fresh and invigorating. It jump-starts the metabolism and helps you awaken after a night of sleep. It also gets you hydrated first thing in the morning, after several hours without water.”

Sniff mint

This is a little trick of mine. When I am trying to supress my appetite, I smell fresh herbs. Rosemary works well and so does mint. Crush a few fresh leaves between your fingers and inhale deeply. The soothing smell can help to distract you for a little while – so you feel less hungry. Mint has a strong, pleasant smell, so this herb really works quite well.

Have a sugar free mint after a meal or brush your teeth

Another way to lose weight with mint is to have a breath mint (sugar free) or brush your teeth right after eating. WikiHow says, “Have an after-dinner mint. The calories are negligible (unless you eat them in volume) and the mint flavour can help tide you over to the next meal.”

They also suggest toothpaste, “The mint will help, plus getting any other food flavours out of your mouth…since most people brush their teeth after eating, we associate that “just-brushed” feeling with feeling full.”

What are your experiences with mint? Do you have any other mint ideas for me?

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5 Ways You Can Lose Weight With Mint | Mint Weight Loss
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Have you heard? You CAN lose weight the natural way - with mint! Here are 5 tips and tricks you can try today!
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  1. May 15, 2014

    Wow awesome, I really don’t know that we can use mint for losing weight, I thought it’s just a medicinal herb that is used to treat stomachache or back pain. I used to drink warm water with lemon during mornings, and I will try drinking it with mint. thanks.

    1. May 16, 2014

      Hi Daniel-

      Thanks for your comment – yes – often it is the most simple things that are the most effective. Mint has many healing properties and my personal favourite trick was the “sniff trick” – if I ever feel like snacking when I know I am not hungry – smelling crushed fresh herbs is a nice way to distract myself from the thought of food.

      Thanks for your comments!

      –Alyce

      1. May 17, 2014

        really? smelling fresh herbs can distract us from the thought of foods?

        1. May 19, 2014

          Hi Daniel-

          Yes, surely. Taste is s sense and so is scent. By blasting your body through one sense, we can distract ourselves from indulging another.

          Give it a try! It’s harmless and worth a shot! Choose rosemary, mint, sage or lemon grass – those are my suggestions. Oregano is nice too. Crush fresh herbs between your fingers and inhale the fresh juices.

          —Alyce

  2. Jodie
    March 25, 2016

    My daughter just started making lemon water tea and cucumber. I have noticed a big difference in my urge to eat and a decline in my appetite.

    1. March 26, 2016

      Hi Jodie,

      Wow – lemon water tea with cukes? I LOVE this idea. I am a HUGE cucumber fan and they are very refreshing. I will have to give your suggestion a try – right away!

      Thanks for taking the time to share your awesome tip.

      –Alyce

  3. Jodie
    March 25, 2016

    And… sorry I didn’t add, MINT leaves!!!

  4. zainab
    November 25, 2016

    mint is the best herb ever, you can add cucumber and lemon for weight loss!

    1. November 28, 2016

      Great idea, Zainab! I will make sure I try that!
      -Alyce

  5. March 7, 2017

    These are some great insights on mints and weight loss. I hadn’t ever thought about eating a mint after a meal, but you are right. I never want to eat snacks or anything else after eating a mint.

    1. March 8, 2017

      Hi Ridley-

      Try it! The best thing about mint is that it’s all natural and worth trying out. Thanks for your comments and have a lovely week!
      –Alyce

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