Three metabolism-boosting drinks to add to your pre-Diwali detox diet plan for weight loss  |  Photo Credit: iStock Images
Turns out, certain beverages can help rejuvenate or cleanse your body of toxins, which can leado to problems like bloating
When it comes to shedding the pounds, changing what you drink can make a huge difference
Here are three delicious drinks that you can add to your pre-Diwali detox diet plan to improve metabolism and boost your weight loss
New Delhi: Whether you’re trying to get rid of those extra pounds or wish to look and feel your best during the festivals, a detox before the big binge can be beneficial. In fact, a pre-festival cleanse may be the best thing you can do to strengthen your immune system, helping you stay healthy during the hectic festive season. And if you’re on a weight loss plan, adding some nutrient-dense detox drinks to your diet can help your body cleanse of toxins and improve metabolism, making it easier for you to get that flat tummy.
Detox drinks aren’t just tasty, but also can be a convenient part of a healthful diet if it’s made using a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. A diet rich in fibre, protein, and healthy fats supports the body’s natural detoxification process, creating overall balance. Here are three delicious and nutritious drinks you can include in your pre-Diwali detox diet to increase your metabolism, promote feelings of fullness and reduce hunger, which may contribute to weight loss.
Pre-Diwali detox drinks for weight loss
Beetroots, also known as beets, are loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, fibre and various plant compounds that may help fight inflammation, lower blood pressure among many other benefits. They are low in calories but have high water and fibre content, making them a great food for digestive health as well as weight loss. It is claimed that drinking beetroot juice can help activate liver enzymes and increase bile secretion, which helps in the detoxification process.
To make this detox drink, you will need:
1-2 medium beets
1 small lemon
A handful of mint leaves
1-inch length pice fresh ginger
Scrub and chop the beets, ginger into thin thin pieces and blem them in the blender.
Add mint leaves, lemon juice and a pinch of salt.
Give it a spin and drink it.
Apple cucumber smoothie
This refreshing smoothie made with fibre-rich apples and cucumber can be the perfect weight loss potion for you. Not only this green smoothie will help you lose weight but also give you beautiful and healthy skin.
To make apple cucumber smoothie, you’ll beed:
1 small cucumber
1 green apple
3 tablespoons of cashews
A handful of baby kale
Juice of a half lemon
1 cup water or as per your need
Blend the cucumber, apple and baby kale in a blender or mixer jar. Add cashews, lemon juice and water. Mix well and drink.
Another great weight loss drink, carrot juice is low in calories and full of fibre and antioxidants. Carrots are actually a nutritional powerhouse especially when it comes to vitamin A, which can benefit you if you need to lose a few pounds. Drinking carrot juice may help boost your immunity, improve eye and skin health.
To prepare carrot juice, you will need:
Choice of fruits – such as apples, pears, blueberries, grapes, etc.
A pinch of salt.
Clean and chop carrots and fruits.
Toss them in the blender.
Add a little black pepper, salt and spin it.
Apart from aiding weight loss, incorporating healthy detox drinks into your diet is an excellent way to consume more whole foods, which are good for your overall health.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.