Today, in my mystery grocery bag, I will share with you my top 6 drinks for weight loss. I am pretty sure there is at least one drinking below they you’ve never considered drinking. In this article, I am going to focus on 6 drinks that actually can help you lose weight.
Let’s start out with one that you’ve probably heard about it before. That is green tea. Green tea is getting a lot of attention lately. I just want to tell you why green tea is associated with weight loss. Number one is the caffeine content. In general, caffeine is known to give us energy and ideally energy is something we’re going to use to go workout. So caffeine itself can boost metabolism, give us energy, and help body metabolize fat. But primarily the energy we get from caffeine, we should use to go and workout. Green tea also contains a lot of anti-oxidants. One of them is EGCG that is known to boost metabolism that is why studies have been shown that people who drink green tea while working out actually burn more fat. So tea in general can offer a lot of different benefits and I have some different teas to show you like every day detox tea, Yerba Mate, and Fit tea. My favorite tea comes from Tea Embassy. Anything we drink that prevents us from drinking soda is going to help with weight loss. So tea is a great thing to replace because of caffeine content. Tea is great because you can get a lot of different favors, you can have even sweet tea that doesn’t have sugar in it. But you always need to read the ingredients. Tea is very tasty beverage and looks like a very healthy product.
Let’s move on to our second drink for weight loss. I’ve said before the only beverage that our body needs is water, so let’s talk about how we can spruce up water, and make it a little bit more exciting. So drinking water by itself is a great thing to do. So you need to make sure you are drinking plenty of pure clean preferably filtered water but another way you can super-charge your water to make it help even more with weight loss and overall health is by adding lemon. Because lemon has naturally alkalizing and detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effects that are really good for overall health and especially with weight loss because they help us to detox. Similarly, another great thing you can add to water is the apple cider vinegar. And it has similar benefits that we get from the lemon like alkalizing, detoxifying and boosting immunity. So what I like to do is adding apple cider vinegar some morning I will do some water and lemon first thing in the morning, a big glass of water with one of these additions. It’s great way to start boosting your metabolism and losing weight. You may want to use honey to make it a little more palatable. That is healthier way to go.
Before we move on to number three, there is one other thing I want to show you is coconut water. It’s probably something you’re familiar with. There are many new brands on the market that are really good, high-quality, you just look at the back and make sure the ingredient list doesn’t contain anything other than water. There are some out there that have additional sweeteners and flavors. So coconut water is full of electrolytes. Now electrolytes get a lot of attention because we know that when we are sweating, we’re losing electrolytes. If you’re trying to lose weight, you should be sweating. So when we lose those electrolytes, we need to put them back. You can get electrolytes from all of these awesome fruits and vegetables. If you need a quick drink to give you electrolytes, it should be coconut water. And coconut water is actually more hydrating in water because it contains more hydrogen. So coconut water is something I drink very regularly. This is the really good healthy beverage for weight loss.
So let’s move on to number 3. It is aloe vera juice. Chances are you are familiar with putting aloe vera on your skin when we use this for sunburns. Aloe vera is really good for your skin. It may not be something you’ve never thought of drinking. But drinking aloe vera juice also has a lot of health benefits. Alkalizing, detoxification, and anti-inflammatory are general health benefits that help you in a lot of different way. The reason why aloe vera helps with weight loss is to help to balance your blood sugar levels. In addition to boosting immunity, regulating blood sugar, all these kind of general health benefits, it’s also loaded with vitamins like A, C, E, B vitamins which are really beneficial for the vegetarians. You are getting B vitamins for animal products. And it also has gastrointestinal benefits. So it actually can help to improve digestion. It’s known to help with acid reflux, ulcers and any kind of gastrointestinal distress. So anything that helps to improve digestion and make digestion a little bit more efficient is going to help you lose weight. This is the beverage that maybe you’ve never realized you could actually drink but the taste can be little odd, so take a little getting used to. If you add a little bit of honey, a little bit of stevia, it will be healthier for you than diet coke or different weight loss shakes.
Next step, I am going to discuss drinks that are really necessarily in common for your weight loss. Many friends ask me “Is green juice or green smoothies better for weight loss?” It is important to understand that green juices and green smoothies are both incredibly healthy. But they have different benefits and you know really just need to determine what’s most practical for you and what you like better. Just to briefly compare them. When you’re drinking green juices, the whole idea is that you can pack more nutrients, vitamins, vegetables basically then you could actually eat in one sitting. So could you imagine eating many veggies, it seems like a lot of veggies. For people who have significant health issue, chronic diseases, green juice is excellent way in taking a huge amount of nutrients at one time. With all that said, juicer is pretty expensive. A lot of people ask me whether they should get juicer or blender. Now I personally lean toward blending and smoothies. The primary reason is that you get to keep all the fiber. And the fiber is what help to fill you up and help to keep your GI track moving smoothly. While juicing, we actually take the fiber out, we can see all the fiber in the canister at the end. But when we are blending in making smoothies, you get to keep all that fiber. So with a juice, you are not satisfied your hunger very much because you are removing the fiber. But the benefits of the smoothie are that it can actually serve as a meal replacement because you can include all that fiber, lots of protein. So with that said, both juicing and blending are making smoothies be very beneficial for weight loss. A lot of times people want to add in a protein powder to their smoothies. Now there are a lot of protein powders on the market. Both juices and smoothies can be very helpful with weight loss. If you are going the juice out, remember that it needs to be a green juice. If you just drink fruit juice, you are losing all the fiber that helps slow down the effect of all the sugar in the fruit juices. So what is healthy about a juice is green stuff that you put in it. You use a little fruit for palatable and you can still drink it and it’s enjoyable but realize that those real nutrients, real health benefits that come from drinking in green juice, come from the green part, not from the fruit part. And you want to make it healthier and ever better for weight loss. You will use less fruit and more greens.
Last but not least, that is the ginger. You can buy any ginger and the powder from the market. But my favorite ginger is root itself. It is very easy to use to make tea. You just chop up some of the ginger root and put it in hot water. It is very simple. Healthy benefits a ginger offer are anti-inflammatory which help your digestive health, help just general function over your GI tract which is obviously very essential for weight loss. It also contributes in helping you feel full and satisfied, so ginger tea is a great thing to have either before or after a meal. Because it actually aids digestion, helps you feel more satisfied and you know it is really for me to feel the spicy, intense flavor of ginger and help me feel like that’s the end of my meal. Helping with digestion make it very beneficial, ginger is also known to help drive down blood sugar levels and boost your metabolism. So ginger has a whole lots of benefits, I absolutely love the flavor of ginger. I also bring a little of honey to show you as you need to sweeten it a little bit.
These are my top 6 drinks for weight loss. We have water with lemon or apple cider vinegar, green tea, ginger tea, green juice and green smoothie, aloe vera juice. If you are looking some really easy guidelines on how to lose weight, you can check out this website the easiest diet ever.