Use the essential oils to optimize the slimming and draining results of the diet. This is the proposal of the new book The Essential Oils Diet by Eric Zielinski, considered a guru of aromatherapy and alternative medicine in general. "Each essential oil has its own mission," he explains.
«If the need is to lose the extra pounds, the indication is to add a couple of drops of lime essential oil (pure, organic, for food use) in olive or coconut oil, to be used for condiments without fear of alterations: the taste is in fact delicately citrusy and not covering. The advantage? This prepared reduces nervous hunger and induces to eat slowly and with greater awareness. Again to control your appetite, you can inhale the aroma of theessential oil of peppermint or cinnamon before meals".
The anti-fat action
Zielinski is confident of the effect of essential oils in the dietary field after years of practice on himself and his patients.
He agrees with him , naturopath in Cetona (Siena), who gives us some tips for using them: "Regardless of the slimming program followed, you can help yourself by starting the day with a full glass of warm water to which you have added two drops of lemon essential oil, obviously for food use. In fact, it helps the metabolism to optimize carbohydrates and fats as a source of energy, it is highly depurative and in addition it also helps from a psychological point of view who is on a diet, why improves mood and helps to increase vital energy ».
If, on the other hand, the problem of overweight arises from fluid retention, the indication is to add two drops of grapefruit essential oil to the evening herbal tea.
"Diuretic and stimulating lipolysis, that is the process that induces the disposal of fat reserves, also helps the lymphatic system with a purifying effect", resumes our expert.
«While to give an advantageous acceleration to a slowed metabolism a few drops of cinnamon essential oil in addition to a vegetable or coffee smoothie: it regulates blood sugar levels and transforms fats and carbohydrates into energy, preventing them from increasing fat deposits ».
A couple of drops of fennel essential oil in extracts o first courses based on rice and cereals will have a fat-burning and detox action at the same time.
Less chili with taste
Added to foods, in addition to promoting weight loss, essential oils contribute to flavor the recipes.
For a pleasant result on the palate, suggests a distinction stolen from perfumery, differentiating the choice between base notes, heart and head: «Base notes such as cinnamon, cloves, pepper, coriander they adapt to dishes based on red meat and aged cheeses; heart notes such as lavender, jasmine, rosemary, sage are accompanied by vegetables and fresh cheeses, while top notes such as orange, bergamot, grapefruit are suitable for salads, desserts and fruit salads », concludes the nutritionist and naturopath.
A LIGHT DAY
• On an empty stomach 1 glass of warm water with 2 drops of lemon essential oil.
• 3 rusks with honey flavored with cinnamon essential oil (3 drops in 250 g of honey).
• 1 unsweetened herbal tea or 1 coffee.
• 1 glass of apple carrot and celery extract with 1 drop of fennel essential oil.
• Artichoke sautéed with orange and yellow pepper, seasoned with extra virgin olive oil flavored with essential oil of orange and vanilla (2 drops each).
• 70 g of basmati rice with courgettes, leeks, peas and extra virgin olive oil flavored with cardamom essential oil (3 drops).
• Avocado flavored with 2 drops of lemon essential oil.
• Baked white fish with diced tomatoes dressed with extra virgin olive oil and 3 drops of oregano essential oil.