Some healthy drinks can help with weight loss, also helps in detoxification, providing essential nutrients or help to increase your metabolic rate. Healthy drinks can also help you burn fat without adding unnecessary calories.
Not a few people who avoid drinking water while undergoing a weight loss program because they thought the water could raise the numbers on the scale. But some of these healthy drinks can actually help speed up the body burn fat. What are they?
Here are some drinks that help burn fat:
1. Green tea
Green tea is a major choice for dieters because it provides antioxidants and fat burning in various ways. Green tea contains a polyphenol called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), an antioxidant that has been proven to increase thermogenesis (a process that helps convert calories into heat that is not stored as fat).
Caffeine in green tea with EGCG works to provide a greater metabolic boost. EGCG in green tea also helps regulate blood sugar, slow spike insulin and fat storage after a meal. Add 2-5 cups of iced or hot green tea can help you burn fat without consuming extra calories.
2. Coconut milk
One cup of coconut water contains about 50 calories and zero fat, and provides a high amount of essential nutrients. Coconut water is rich in electrolytes potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium, making it ideal for rehydration after strenuous exercise.
Electrolyte content of coconut water is very similar to human blood and coconut water was used for an emergency blood transfusion during World War II. Coconut water is also low in sugar and has been used for centuries as a beverage that provides energy and increases the metabolic rate. You can drink coconut water, or add it to smoothies and fruit juices to boost energy.
3. Low-fat skim milk
Dairy products contain high levels of calcium, which according to studies may prevent belly fat and increase metabolism. According to the University of Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, consume 1000-1200 milligrams of calcium per day may help prevent fat storage and may lead to a higher metabolic rate.
One of the simplest ways to increase the weight loss is to drink lots of water every day. Study in 2010 which was published in the journal Obesity showed that people who drink lots of water before meals to lose weight a lot more than people who do not drink the water. Water also helps you feel full and helps remove fat and toxins from the cells.