If you have decided to lose the extra kilos, then you surely know that the only way to do that is by combining workouts with a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet. However, there are some types of drinks that will speed up the fat burning and help you lose weight quicker than you normally would, and here you will find five of the most efficient ones.
Detox juices are certainly your most trustworthy allies in your battle against the extra kilos. You can easily make them in your own kitchen, either entirely out of fruits or vegetables or by combining these two. Citrus fruits are known to have powerful detox capabilities, therefore if you are looking for foods to help you purge all the toxins that have gathered inside your system over the months, then you must certainly include them in your detox juice. Highfibre root foods such as ginger, carrots or apples are also highly recommended for these juices, as they are known to also support the correct functioning of the digestive tract, not to mention the wealth of antioxidants that they deliver to the body.
Antioxidants are essential as they protect the body from the negative effects of the free radicals that can wreak havoc on health. One 250ml glass of detox juice per week will keep all these problems at bay! These juices have a double benefit – while they help the body get rid of the toxins, chemicals and all the dangerous substances that have accumulated inside the intestines, they also help weight loss in the fastest and most natural way. One thing is for sure, though: anyone wanting to shed kilos yet stay healthy at the same time must go through at least one or two detox sessions throughout the course of a year.
Vegetable juices can also benefit weight loss efforts in the long run and it is a known fact that the most suitable type of veggies for weight loss are the cruciferous ones. No matter if you juice them alone or you use them in conjunction with other fruits, these veggies (cabbage, kale, broccoli or cauliflower) will be your most efficient fat fighting weapon, and there is no better way to keep all the toxins away. Another notable benefit of the vegetable juice is that in addition to helping the body fight free radicals, they will also balance the hormone levels in your body and prevent the hormone disruptors from interfering with the normal hormone levels. Cruciferous veggies are very rich in natural phytonutrients that are perfect for reducing the overall amount of body fat, for reducing inflammation and controlling the blood sugar levels, for balancing the hormone levels, boosting your metabolism as well as providing a thorough general detoxification.
Green tea has been used for hundreds of years due to its numerous benefits, and weight loss is just one of them – although green tea alone will only help you lose a few kilos, it will certainly serve as a great addition to your diet in the long haul. No matter if you do not have the time or you do not like to workout on a regular basis, drinking one cup of tea per day will deliver all the antioxidants you need and it will also help you burn fat at a faster pace, by boosting the metabolism. These teas are perfect for burning calories as well as for increasing overall energy levels and for suppressing appetite, with suppression of appetite being the main reason tea drinkers lose weight as a result of reduced calorie intake.
Fruit juices are delicious, easy to prepare and very rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. There are hundreds of different fruits and fruit combinations to choose from, with pear and cranberries being two of the most delicious, most efficient and most sought after juices given the fact that they contain high amounts of vitamin C. Not only will the cranberry and pear juice help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism but it will also increase your overall energy levels and deliver your body all the essential vitamins and proteins that it needs. At the same time, it is a known fact that cranberry juice is essential for preventing infection of the bladder, such as the infection with the E-coli bacteria. Pears, on the other hand, contain magnesium, potassium as well as phosphorus and are essential for a healthy lifestyle, not to mention that they are very rich in Vitamin C and Calcium, the latter being particularly important for keeping bones healthy and strong.
Last, but not least, it is a known fact that if consumed with moderation, black coffee can have a plethora of health benefits – not only does it contain antioxidants that fight off free radicals and lower the risk for certain types of cancer, but it can also reduce the risk of diabetes as well as heart disease. At the same time, caffeine is perfect for boosting metabolism and for increasing the number of calories burned. Be careful, though, because if you want to lose weight by relying on black coffee you will have to consume it without any milk or sugar, as any sweetener can increase its calorie count!
There is no quick fix to losing weight and a combination of a healthy diet and regular exercise is imperative to permanent weight loss. However these five drinks will aid in quick weight loss, without resorting to pills or supplements that may have side effects.
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