In today’s day in age, many people are inclined to use various home remedies to treat their ailments or improve their health, including slimming teas made from herbs, spices, fruits and other foods. Although these drinks are not miraculous, they can be a good complement to healthy eating and are safe for your well-being.
Here we will go over some of the most famous drinks and infusions, their ingredients and their effects.
Water with Lemon
A drink prepared with water and lemon that should be consumed while fasting in order to promote weight loss and the reduction of abdominal fat. You can also continue to drink it throughout the day. One of the reasons to drink water with lemon when you want to lose weight is because it usually replaces the consumption of other sugary soft drinks and saves many calories. In addition, it provides a feeling of fullness and reduces food intake during meals.
Lemon is a purifying food that helps eliminate fluid retention and drinking water helps increase metabolism.
In order to prepare lemon water, you simply mix the juice of half a lemon with a glass of water. It can be sweetened with stevia and you can even add a few mint leaves to improve its flavor.
Green tea speeds up metabolism and promotes weight loss and decreased body fat. It also relieves fluid retention, thanks to its diuretic effect.
You can incorporate green tea into infusions, use your powdered extract to prepare teas and shakes, or ingest green tea capsules.
Green tea consumption is not recommended in women who are planning to conceive in the very near future or are pregnant in their first trimester, because green tea may interfere with the assimilation of folic acid and may cause neural tube defects.
A milkshake of green tea powder (matcha), pineapple and flax seeds is an excellent drink for fat and weight loss. Simply place 2 slices of pineapple, 1 teaspoon of green tea powder, 1 teaspoon of flax seeds and a cup of water in a blender for 30 seconds and enjoy this delicious smoothie.
Apple cider Vinegar and Honey
Apple cider vinegar acts upon dietary and body fats by aiding in their digestion and oxidation, by helping your body use fats as a fuel instead of synthesizing them. It also promotes a feeling of satiation, so that if you drink it half an hour before lunch and dinner, you will feel fuller and not eat as much.
You should never consume pure apple cider vinegar in large quantities. It’s best to dilute 1 tablespoon of vinegar in 1 cup of water, and you can add a teaspoon of honey, since the latter decreases the desire to eat sweet foods. You can also add a pinch of baking soda to neutralize the vinegar acid and not damage your tooth enamel.
Ginger, Honey and Cayenne Pepper
Ginger is a purifying food, honey helps to sweeten and brings about a feeling of fullness, and cayenne pepper increases metabolism by its thermogenic effect (produces an increase of heat).
Since the ingredients are strong, it’s advisable to prepare this drink as a shot (a drink in a small glass). Simply fill with 100 ml (3 ounces) of water, 1 teaspoon ginger powder (or 1 piece about half the size of your thumb, grated), 1 teaspoon honey and a pinch of cayenne pepper. All ingredients are mixed and taken at once.