Losing weight can be a real challenge, and melting stomach fat is the biggest of them all. For most people, this is nothing but a discouraging process, and nobody likes to deal with stubborn fat. But, you can get rid of your muffin top with a minimum effort.
The best thing comes when you realize that all you have to do is drink a few super healthy drinks.
10 bedtime drinks to burn abdominal fat
“Both belly bulge and love handles are about excess body fat, not lack of muscle… The best way to reduce these problem areas is to reduce your overall body fat percentage, and we all know that that requires diet and exercise.” – Jillian Michaels
Fresh cucumbers give the tastiest and healthiest bedtime drink. Add water if you need to or if the cucumber taste is too strong for you. You can also add fresh lemon juice and grated ginger to enhance its flavor. Drink your cucumber juice every night for a month, and you will notice some excellent results.
Cucumbers don’t contain many calories and come packed with antioxidants, fiber, minerals, and vitamins. You need each of these in the battle against excess pounds. Regular consumption of cucumbers will help you regulate your weight, and hydrate your body. Cucumbers also regulate blood sugar.
Lemon and cucumber juice
Have you ever noticed that most restaurants serve their water with lemon slices? That’s because lemon water provides tons of benefits, and it helps you melt stomach fat. According to the study published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, regular consumption of lemon juice (four times a day) while fasting can actually reduce fat and improve lipid profile in individuals.
For optimal taste, combine lemon juice, two cucumbers, an orange and pure water. Sweeten with honey to taste, and garnish with mint leaves. In this way, you will have the most effective lemon and cucumber juice.
Cucumber and cilantro drink
It’s packed with antioxidants and flushes toxins and bad fat out of your body. Blend a cucumber, a cup of cilantro, lemon and half a glass of water until smooth. Use parsley if you can’t find or don’t like the taste of cilantro.
Add grated ginger and a tablespoon of Aloe Vera juice. Let the mixture rest for a couple of minutes, and drink.
Ginger provides numerous health benefits. A study published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences showed that ginger can also fight obesity. Drink ginger tea before you go to bed to enhance the absorption of nutrients. Ginger also enhances food digestion and relieves stomach discomfort after heavy meals.
Add fresh lemon juice and a tablespoon of honey to your ginger tea to improve its taste. Fancy a glass of ginger ice tea? It’s a nice option for those hot summer days.
Pineapple enhances weight loss due to its antioxidant content. It’s low in calories and full-packed with fiber. Experts at the Joslin Diabetic Center say that fiber-rich foods and drinks keep you full, and don’t add to your stomach fat.
A glass of fresh pineapple juice is one of the most refreshing drinks you will ever have, same as lemon juice. But, it can be also consumed as a warm and soothing drink. Blend or juice a pineapple, and add lemon juice. Decorate with pineapple chunks, and add honey if you like it sweet.
Strawberry, lemon, and herbs
Strawberries and berries, in general, provide the phytochemical effect. This aids in every diet regimen and prevents the development of cancer and heart disease, as confirmed in the study released in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Strawberries contain components that block inflammation triggers (hormones). They also block hormones that elevate blood sugar and cause obesity.
Juice a citrus fruit of your choice (lemon or lime), and add a few slices of its peel to the glass. Add strawberry chunks and mint/tarragon leaves. Pour hot water, and let it rest. Remove the peels, and transfer the mixture into a jar. Add cold water, and honey to taste.
Did you ever think that dandelion tea can be this powerful? It’s effective in the treatment of stomach bloating, heartburn and other digestive disorders. Dandelion tea is a natural diuretic, meaning it eliminates excess water, making you feel light.
Green tea has a complex chemical composition. Experts still debate over its health benefits. Japanese scientists conducted a study which was later released in the journal Nutrients (2017). Green tea promotes better sleep in middle-aged people.
The tea is low in caffeine, and it doesn’t affect the body. Moreover, it helps you relax. Your good night’s sleep is linked to your metabolism. Your metabolism works better when you sleep well at night. There’s also an added benefit. Green tea is rich in antioxidants, thus promoting a natural weight gain. It also helps you eliminate stomach fat.
Apple cider vinegar juice
Apple cider vinegar is strong and powerful. You can find it in stores, but make sure you use the organic product. The vinegar offers antibiotic and antibacterial effect, meaning it helps in relieving stomach upset, diarrhea and intestinal spasms. Add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. Yes, that’s all. Add lemon juice or a few apple slices to enhance the flavor.
Grapefruit and cinnamon juice
Are you into natural detox methods? If yes, you probably eat lots of grapefruits. This fruit is hydrating and filling. Grapefruits are rich in nutrients and boost metabolism. Always use fresh grapefruit juice.
You need half a glass of grapefruit juice and a special syrup. How to make it? Add a glass of water, sugar to taste and cinnamon to a saucepan, and simmer for seven minutes. Pour the syrup, some cold water, and the grapefruit juice into a pitcher. Garnish with mint leaves.
Each of these drinks requires minimal effort. Adjust the ingredients to your liking, and always use fresh and organic products. Stick to your routine, and you will be amazed by the results. Positive thoughts are important, especially if you’re trying to lose weight and get rid of that belly fat. Good luck!