Improving Your Health with the Right Foods

Improving Your Health with the Right Foods

Ready To Shed Those Pounds For Summer? 3 Drinks That Will Help You Lose Weight

by Ray Barnes

The hot weather is here. Time to head to the lake. If you're dreading the thought of putting your bathing suit on, you might be looking for some natural ways to shed those extra pounds. In addition to adding exercise to your daily activities, and watching what you eat, there are also some healthy drinks that will help you lose weight. Here are four drinks that will help you trim down.

Ice Water

If you're looking for an easy way to cut calories and shed pounds, add ice water to your diet. Drinking ordinary tap water will help you stay hydrated, but it's the ice water that will speed up your weight loss. When you drink ice water, your body has to burn calories to warm the water to body temperature. If you're only drinking one glass of ice water a day, that might not seem like a lot of calories. However, if you're drinking several glasses of ice water each day, those calories can add up.  In fact, you'll burn 70 extra calories if you drink 64 ounces of cold water each day.

Watermelon Smoothies

If you like watermelon on a hot, summer day, you'll love the fact that drinking watermelon smoothies can help you shrink the excess fat you have around the middle. Not only that but watermelon also contains cancer-fighting lycopene, as well as the amino acid, citrulline, which can convert to arginine. Research shows that arginine helps prevent fat from building up in the cells. Here's a simple recipe for watermelon smoothies.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Blender
  • 2 cups fresh watermelon
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plain yogurt

Directions

  1. Place the watermelon the blender and pulse for about 1 minute.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Pour smoothie into a cup and enjoy.

Icy Peppermint Tea

Icy peppermint tea helps keep you hydrated during those hot, summer days. It also helps reduce belly fat and aids in the digestion of fatty foods. This refreshing tea can be made right at home.

Supplies You'll Need

  • Small pan
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons of dried peppermint leaves

Directions

  1. Place water in a pan and add the peppermint leaves.
  2. Bring water and peppermint to a boil.
  3. Continue boiling for about 3 minutes.
  4. Turn fire off and allow brewed tea to cool down to room temperature.
  5. Strain leaves from the water and pour tea into a cup.
  6. Add ice to chill.

Summer is the perfect time for refreshing, fat-burning drinks. Use these simple tips to give your weight-loss plan a jump start, and for more information check out companies like Get Trim Now.


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Improving Your Health with the Right Foods

A few years ago, I started experiencing intense inflammation in both of my knees. Because my swollen knees were so painful, I visited a rheumatologist. Unfortunately, this medical professional couldn’t detect my problem. After conducting some research online, I began eliminating certain foods from my diet in an attempt to decrease the inflammation levels in my body. For instance, I stopped eating foods containing the substance gluten. Because I didn’t want to give up pasta, pancakes, or oatmeal, I shopped for healthy, gluten-free substitutes for some of my favorite foods. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best health food options on the market today. Enjoy!