If you are not familiar with fennel, it is a wonderful spice with a licorice-like taste. Apart from its ability to help you lose weight, fennel has numerous other health benefits including being a powerful breath freshener.
It is characterized as a potent stomachic (promotes appetite or assists digestion), carminative (relieves flatulence), galactogogue (increases breast milk), anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, expectorant, diuretic, emmenagogue (stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus), depurative (purifies and detoxifies), anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant . That’s a lot of healing for a tiny seed!
When it comes to tea for belly fat, fennel is top-notch for helping you curb those pesky cravings. It acts as a wonderful appetite suppressant and helps you to feel full longer. A 2015 study published in Clinical Nutrition Research, shows that fennel tea is an “effective aid to suppress subjective appetite among overweight women.”
Plus, fennel also helps to boost your metabolism and break down fats, releasing them into your bloodstream to be used as energy.
You can often find fennel added to weight loss supplements because it is a powerful diuretic that helps to flush out excess fluids and toxins . As an added bonus, you can also reduce those puffy morning eyes caused by fluid retention just by applying strong fennel tea under your eyes.