For those who are thinking that this post will give you the best excuse ever to consume alcohol –Sorry! That won’t happen. Since I have your attention now, read on to know the top 10 drinks for weight loss (again, non-alcoholic ones!). Now, I understand that many companies produce health drinks for weight loss commercially. These can be purchased at any super-market. But, as is true for other edibles, health drinks for weight loss are also best prepared in your own kitchen.
There are two benefits to this: they are always free from preservatives and artificial coloring; the second is that they are relatively a lot cheaper and easier to prepare. Here is the top 10 list drinks for weight loss. Check them out.
Best Weight Loss Drinks
1. Coconut Water:
In a nutshell (pun totally intended), coconut water is replete with electrolytes. It speeds up metabolism (Caution: don’t have it just before going to watch a movie or you will spend the first half rushing to the loo!) Other than that, coconut water is great for those who do hardcore workouts as it gives a mega energy boost.
2. Black Coffee:
That’s right, black coffee is the friendly black sheep among these health drinks as it actually works by reducing your hunger! It also raises the body’s temperature which in turn increases metabolism. Doesn’t sound all that black now, does it?
3. Vegetable Juices:
These contain all fiber and nutrients, zero carbs and fats. Need I say more about the lovely greens? Of course, many may not like the taste, but if you end up looking like what you wanted to, it’s all worth it. Vegetable juices keep you feeling full for longer, hence also reducing binging. (Or you could skip this step entirely, go back in time and listen to your mom!)
4. Whey Protein:
No, it isn’t just a muscle mass maker. Yes, it also helps reduce weight. How? Well, it does so by encouraging the body to release appetite-reducing hormones and curbing food craving.
5. Cranberry Juice:
Cranberries have diuretic properties and are loaded with organic acids that dissolve fats and flush out toxins at the same time. Cranberries are also known to have large amounts of anti-oxidants. Homemade juice is the best as the juices available in the market have hidden sugar.
6. Grapefruit Juice:
This is a sweet surprise that’s pretty sour to taste. I remember my dad drinking grapefruit juice when I was a child and he was all praises for its weight-reducing powers. Vitamin C, which improves metabolism, is a great detoxifying agent. It also benefits the liver – the body’s inbuilt detox center.
7. Yogurt Based Shakes:
Go on! Take out that old blender and blend your way to better health by using yogurt in smoothies. Yogurt has calcium which helps the body burn fat and also lowers new fat production.
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8. Skimmed Milk:
Once again, the calcium in milk helps to break down body fats. It also makes your bones and muscles stronger. The proteins, Vitamin D and calcium in milk make a great combination for weight loss.
9. Green Tea:
Anti-oxidants and metabolism boosters make unsweetened green tea (also other herbal teas) one of the best weight loss drinks. Have it chilled or hot, add honey or nothing at all; it tastes great either way. It refreshes you and burns fats faster than many other drinks.
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Yeah, as simple as that! Water is the ultimate weight loss drink! Have it warm or cold, though some feel that ice cold water helps burn more calories; have it with a little lime or honey. No drink on the planet beats 8-10 glasses of H2O. That is how much water to drink for weight loss.
Well there you have it. These are the top ten weight loss drinks – no side effects, low cost and effective. Mix them with a mild workout that suits you and you are way ahead in your weight loss regime! Happy drinking!
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