Have you been lacking in recipes that lead to weight loss? Losing weight could be a hard thing to do, especially if it’s not in your genes. Of course, there is the age old remedy of exercise and eating healthy, which no doubt leads to weight loss. However, it doesn’t have to stop there. There are many other things you can add to the equation in order to achieve the result you’ve always wanted.
Take the below recipe which includes 4 ingredients that have been known for decades to have natural detoxifying elements.
- Freshly cut cucumbers
- Slices of lemon
- Mint leaves
Let’s take an in depth look at what each of the ingredients can do to aid in weight loss.
Cucumbers have very few calories. The vegetable belonging to the cucurbitaceae family has only 13 calories per cup. The small amount of calories in cucumbers allows you to feel full within a longer period of time. The vegetable is also said to have digestive properties, with scientific proof of its aid in heartburn, acidity, as well as other common digestive problems.
Lemon has been known to aid in digestion and encourage the production of bile, thus increasing and helping in the process of weight loss. Other than it’s aiding in the reduction of the amount of body fat stored, lemon also has effects on the skin. The bright yellow and sour fruit is rich in vitamin C, thus rejuvenating the skin and enhancing your overall appearance and glow.
Mint promotes digestion by soothing inflated stomachs and aiding in the recovery from indigestion. The aroma of mint is said to stimulate glands in our mouth which secrete digestive enzymes, thus promoting healthy digestion. The addition of mint to this recipe will transform the fat from the foods you consume and turn it into usable energy.
Ginger is known to increase the pH of the stomach, thus adding a beneficial effect on the overall digestive system. It regulates movement of food through the stomach and is high in fiber, which in turn increases gastrointestinal movement. Ginger increases the rate of metabolism, which helps burn stored fat quicker. A Dutch study even suggests that ginger be used for treating obesity.
Combine the Ingredients to make the Magic drink!
Take these four digestive ingredients and combine them in a large pitcher of water. Add some ice, and voila! Now you have the secret recipe for weight loss. Four ingredients with digestive properties combine to create a powerfully digestive “cocktail”, if you wish to call it. Consume this daily, as a natural supplement to water, and you are well on your way to a successful weight loss!
There is one more thing to stress here- this recipe, without the effort of all other elements combined in leading to weight loss, will surely not do the trick on its own.A combination of exercise, healthy eating, and “the secret recipe to weight loss” will be leading you down the right track. If the situation is too severe go for a nutrition counselling or a weight control program. Don’t make up your mind for injections or weightloss surgeries. Try hard. Nothing is impossible! Remember, the key to most things leading to success is persistence, so make sure not to slack!
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Gina Brewton is a mom of two kids. She is also a part time interior designer. She has her interests in cooking, photography, craft and painting! Follow her @Twitter.