Top 10 Flat Belly Drinks
One of the keys to a trim figure and good health is good nutrition. Read on to find out which beverages to focus on to keep your body toned all year round.
The New Year's Eve feasts are behind us, and that means it's time to get back to eating right and living a healthy lifestyle. What we eat and what we drink plays a vital role in getting back into shape.
We've chosen six tasty drinks for you to keep you in shape all year round. Please include them in your diet, and soon others will see impressive results.
1. Flavored water
This drink is trendy in Europe and has recently begun to win the hearts of Russian citizens actively. Flavored water is an excellent alternative to ordinary drinking water. In addition, it is also handy. For example, water with additives reduces appetite, purifies the body, gives energy, and even helps to lose weight.
It does not take much time and effort to prepare flavored water. The additional ingredients can be a wide variety.
2. Watermelon smoothie
A striped berry smoothie, unfortunately, cannot be made in the wintertime. However, if you are abroad, be sure to make this recipe or put it off until September. The fact is that the watermelon smoothie has genuinely miraculous properties.
Despite its lovely taste, this drink is very healthy. Watermelon promotes removing toxins from the body, cleanses the skin, strengthens the immune system, has a positive effect on the digestive system and kidneys, and starts the metabolism.
3. Green tea
To appreciate all the many valuable properties of green tea, it is enough to look at the real fans of this drink - the Japanese. It should be said that they love it for a reason. Green tea is rich in antioxidants, strengthening the immune system, increasing the body's defenses, and rejuvenating and anti-inflammatory effects.
In addition, green tea increases performance activates mental and physical activity.
4. Pineapple frappe
If you like interesting and original recipes, then try making pineapple frappe. This is a cold drink based on coffee with the addition of the juice of this tropical fruit. Pineapple is rich in vitamins and minerals and has a positive effect on the digestive system. Its consumption provides a feeling of lightness in the stomach and prevents bloating and heaviness.
Add to this drink a tablespoon of flaxseed oil. It contains monounsaturated fatty acids, which are an effective aid in the fight against extra pounds.
5. Mint tea
This tea, with the addition of aromatic mint, is a great refreshing and thirst quencher. This is not the end of its valuable properties. The drink has a mild diuretic effect, helps the body get rid of toxins, and improves metabolic processes in the body.
Peppermint is also known as an excellent sedative. In addition, drinking peppermint tea after a meal will help your stomach quickly digest the food you've eaten.
6. Dark chocolate milkshake
Who says you can't sweetly lose weight? Try making a milkshake with chocolate. Choose only dark varieties, as they help control appetite and reduce cravings.
Such a drink, of course, contains more calories than all the previous options. Approximately 400 calories are in a chocolate shake. That is why try to consume it as a complete meal. For example, a milkshake is excellent for a quick breakfast and will give you a feeling of fullness for a few hours.
7. Mango, lemon + pineapple
We won't discover America if we say that pineapple is the favorite fruit of everyone on a diet. (Although lately there has been an opinion among scientists that its ability to burn fat after dinner is a myth.) Anyway, pineapple contains a particular enzyme, bromelain, which has an anti-inflammatory effect and helps with digestion. A perfect partner in crime is the mango, which is high in water and fiber.
Take 100-150 grams of pineapple (only, we beg you, not canned) and 100 grams of natural mango. Throw the pieces in a blender, add one hundred milliliters of water, a little lemon juice - and say goodbye to tummy swelling.
8. Lemon, cayenne pepper + agave syrup
Pink cayenne pepper is not only bloody photogenic but also practical - despite its spicy action, it helps soothe bloated bowels and speed up the metabolism. Lemon juice works in a similar way to ease digestion. The only "passable" ingredient in this company, agave syrup, is present in the recipe purely for flavor. But you can hardly drink it all without it!
So what does it take to get a flat stomach? A glass of warm water, the juice of half a lemon, a tablespoon of agave syrup, and a pinch of pepper. Twenty minutes before dinner will work even better.
9. Ginger, turmeric + almond milk
Both ginger and turmeric are honorific anti-inflammatory drugs used in Ayurveda and Oriental medicine. Ginger quickly soothes mild nausea, and turmeric helps eliminate swelling.
For a smoothie against bloating, you will need one teaspoon of turmeric, one teaspoon of finely chopped ginger, one tablespoon of coconut sugar, two teaspoons of coconut oil, and a cup almond milk. Heat the milk slightly, and then mix with the rest of the ingredients in a blender. Voila! An excellent substitute for both your morning cappuccino and two rounds of abs exercise.
10. Smoothie with berries + chia seeds
Thanks to the high amount of protein and fiber, this smoothie will keep you toned for hours. Chia seeds contain Omega-3 fatty acids, an analgesic, and an anti-inflammatory element. In addition, berries are a well-known source of antioxidants (and you know they are just necessary to keep your skin young and tightened as long as possible).
Blend a cup of Greek yogurt, 250 grams of berries (whatever you like: strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, acai berries...), one tablespoon of chia seeds, half a cup of water, and ½ teaspoon of cinnamon. One squeeze of the blender and enjoy both the taste and, subsequently, a tighter reflection in the mirror.
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