5 Easy Summer Drinks To Aid Your Weight Loss Journey
- Jasmine Kaur
Updated : July 12, 2022 04:07 IST
Trying to lose weight this summer? These easy drinks recipes will come in handy.
Let’s admit it. We’ve all given a thought to the idea of losing weight. The reasons for this could be different but we have tried our hands at those heavy dumbbells, yoga sessions, zumba classes or some other form of exercise. Whenever someone says that they are trying to lose weight in a public conversation, people around them start giving ‘expert advice’ on ways to do it. From home remedies to diet plans, joining the gym would be the most common suggestion one would get. Since summers are here and the weather is already turning so hot, intense form of workouts can be tiring. Because you sweat out most of the water in your body during these activities, it becomes important to replenish the body after that.
Those sugary, carbonated drinks only provide you with temporary relief. They are full of preservatives and sugar and do no good in keeping you hydrated. While water is the best companion during such times, there are plenty of summer drinks that can aid your weight loss journey too. The idea is to wash away all the bad toxins from the body and keep oneself hydrated. These drinks not only keep you active but also help you in reducing your fat. Please note that these drinks alone cannot ensure weight loss. It is a combination of exercise and diet gives best results.
Here are a few summer drinks that you can easily make at home if you are trying to lose weight.
1. Cucumber Water
The easiest and simplest of all drinks is this cucumber water. The benefits of cucumber are no stranger to us. From being a water-rich vegetable to providing us with Vitamin B and magnesium, cucumber has a low calorie count and can easily replace regular water. Place cucumber slices in a water-filled jar and store overnight. Drink it next morning because till then the water would have absorbed the nutrients of the cucumber. Add a few mint sprigs for freshness.
2. Chia And Lemon Water
There is no doubt about what a great super food chia seeds are. Full of fibre and antioxidants, chia seeds are the perfect summer drink ingredient. All you need is a spoonful of chia seeds and some lemon wedges soaked in water. After an hour of letting it soak in all the nutrients, you can drink up.
3. Apple And Cinnamon Water
Both are an excellent way to reducing weight. They not only keep you full for longer, but also boost your metabolism. Slice the apples in a jar of water and throw in some cinnamon too. If you want to take it a notch higher, you could add apple cider vinegar to it too.
4. Spiced Buttermilk
Chhas or buttermilk is a popular Indian drink that is loved during the sweltering heat of summers. This can be mixed with other ingredients like coriander, mint leaves, carrots, cumin and more. This delicious summer drink is a superb addition to your diet.
5. Fenugreek Water
The nutrient-rich fenugreek seeds are great for summer. This is just an easy preparation wherein the fenugreek seeds are added to water and kept overnight. Once done, the seeds are drained and the concoction is flavoured with a dash of lemon juice.