5 best drinks for weight loss
We all know that certain foods are associated with losing weight but there are also a fair few drinks out there that can really help to aid fat loss and burn calories. This means that you will find it easier to lose weight without you even having to reduce your food portion sizes or the frequency of your meals. Armed with the following information you can really manage your weight loss and enjoy a varied healthy diet.
Water and weight loss
Many weight loss guru’s are always advising us to consume plenty of water. Medical experts have backed this up with numerous clinical studies. It has been proven that the body’s metabolism starts to increase around ten mins after you drink a glass of water and a quater of an hour later the body’s calorie burning rate hightens by almost one third the normal rate and stays increased for over 60 minutes. We’ve all heard before that the human body is made up of around eighty percent water, but we don’t always think of how that effects our eating habits.
It’s important to remember to keep your self hydrated, especially regarding weight loss and exercise, because you will then keep you metabolism in check. Many people don’t realise that some times you feel hungry due to dehydration and not due to the need for food. This in turn can cause people to eat too much and gain weight. Studies have shown that if you drink water with your meal or have a water based meal like soup then you will feel fuller quicker and also digest your food slower which can also reduce food cravings and make it easier to manage your weight. Other studies have also shown that if you drink ice cold water your body burns calories to warm it up when you have consumed it leading to more weight loss.
Fresh orange Juice and weight loss
If you’re asked to think of Vitamin C and you automatically think of orange juice. A small glass of freshly squeezed orange juice (with bits) can provide you with 100 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C. According to researchers in the US, people who consuming sufficient amounts of vitamin C burn thirty percent more fat during moderate workouts than others who consume insufficient amounts. In addition, a deficit of vitamin C the body has been proven coincide with increased body fat and fatigue.
Chinese Green Tea and weight loss
More and more weight loss pills these days have extracts from green tea in the ingredients. Research has shown that green tea contains powerful antioxidants called catechin polyphenols. These antioxidents has been found to not only clease the body of unwanted toxins but to also stimulate the metabolism which in turn can accelerate weight loss. Also the fact that green tea has caffine can also stimulate the body making the drinker more active and causing them to burn more calories.
Milk and weight loss
We all associate milk with its calcium benefits but easily dismiss it as a weight loss alli because whole milk is high in fat. New research however, suggests that calcium in your diet actually promotes fat loss in the body, but perhaps more importantly it is hign in vitamin D which plays a vital role in regulating the body’s metabolism. Many people don’t get enough vitamin D due to not living in a warm sunny climate or don’t get enough calcium in their diet through eating well so it very important not to miss milk out of your balance diet. If you are worried about that ammount of fat you consume in milk then you can always buy skimmed milk rather than the full fat version. That way you still get the benefits but reduce your fat intake.
Juiced Vegetables and weight loss
Raw vegetables are very good for weightloss and well being in general. Because the veg is raw, no nutrients are lost through cooking and your body has to work harder to digest them. Also because they are juiced you flush out your digestive tract and clense you bowels. This will make you feel healthier and the extra energy and nutrients will lead to a more active metabolism and actually feeling the need to eat less. Many vegetables are high in fiber and there are well known benefits with fiber and weight loss. A favorite choice of vegetable to be used in fresh vegetable juices are squash, carrots, cucumbers, celery, prunes, tomatoes, corgettes and spinach.