Drinks that can help cut weight

When people think of reducing weight, the first thing that comes to their mind is change in diet and exercise. While these two can help cut off that extra weight, the following drinks, as outlined by Doreen Namaganda, a nutritionist at Case Hospital, can make a difference in a person’s weight reduction plan.

Green tea
It stimulates the metabolism process, which results in burning of calories. With fewer calories in the body, a person is able to keep their weight in check.
Skimmed milk

This type of milk contains no fat. Skimmed milk has higher amounts of calcium, potassium and protein, compared to other types of milk. Calcium stimulates the burning of fat cells in the body, thereby resulting in weight loss.
Yogurt smoothies

Smoothies made from blended fruits and yoghurt (with no sugar or honey added) is rich in vitamins.
Having a smoothie an hour before a meal will make a person more satisfied, and therefore eat less food.

Vegetable juice
Blended vegetable juice is a good source of vitamins and minerals. It also acts as an option for snacks. Vegetable juice can be mixed with fruits such as tomatoes or apples, to improve its flavour. It is often seen as a low-sugar alternative to fruit juice.

Coffee
When taken in moderate amounts of not more than three cups daily, coffee increases the heart rate, which in turn speeds up metabolism and burns more calories.

Water
Drinking at least eight glasses of water daily does not only stimulate metabolism, it makes a person eat less food. Water dilutes the digestive enzymes and acids.
Other benefits of water include flushing toxins out of the body, carrying nutrients to body cells and providing a moist atmosphere for ear, nose and throat tissues.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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