Losing weight is always a great issue for many people. There are so many so called “quick” diets reachable on various sites, but they do not always offer the wanted results. Therefore, in this article we shall present you a beverage that will help you to successfully lose weight, and at the same time improve your health which is very important when you are dieting.
This beverage is all natural as it contains only natural ingredients like mint, cucumber, and lemon.
The benefits of the used ingredients
This herb is rich in fiber which is a great benefit for the body’s digestion. Its use reduces cholesterol levels in the body and at the same time prevents weight gain. Thanks to the content of catechins and caffeic acid the function of the metabolism is at a higher rate which means that it accelerates the burning process of the calories which eventually leads to weight loss.
This aromatic plant is also very beneficial for your respiratory system. Plus it lowers the risk of nausea and it is a great solution against foul breath.
This watery vegetable is extremely low in calories, namely in a serving of 100 grams there is only 16 calories. So, if your diet is already low in calories the body will be forced to use the fat in the body for the needed energy.
Cucumber is great for body detox as it is consisted of 95% water and 5% fiber which is very helpful in successful cleanse of the body from the presence of all toxins that impede the function of the digestive process. The body needs to be detoxified from time to time as in that way it keeps the digestive system at optimal health and as well as boosts the body’s metabolism. The presence of fiber in this vegetable offers the feeling of fullness, which suppresses the appetite.
The rich content of water makes this vegetable an excellent diuretic. Thanks to this content it prevents water retention due to its ability to successfully dissolve the sodium in the body.
The juice of this citrus fruit is packed with vitamin C known for its antioxidant properties which are very beneficial for the overall body and well-being.
Lemon is also a natural diuretic and when combined with water, it prevents the occurrence of constipation and bloating as it has the ability to remove the excess fluid that accumulates in the body.
Plus, its polyphenol content prevents the build-up of fat in the body, and its rich content of citric acid stimulates the production of bile in the liver, which on the other hand boosts the digestion.
The recipe that we are about to present does not only help with the weight loss, but as well as it is very tasty and refreshing.
Recipe of a Natural Healthy Drink
Half a cup / 125 ml of lemon juice
4 mint leaves
1 cup / 250 ml of water
Start with peeling the cucumber, and after that remove the seeds before slicing. After the preparation of the cucumber place all the ingredients in a blender and mix till you get a smooth texture. Transfer the mixture in a pitcher and keep it in your refrigerator for a few minutes prior consumption.
For optimal results drink this smoothie on an empty stomach at least once per week.
If you suffer from gallstones or stomach ulcer, you should avoid the use of lemon. This also applies for people with citrus allergies.
People having severe liver concerns, issues with the gall bladder, or hypertension should avoid the use of mint.