Putting on excess weight is considered not healthy for a wide variety of reasons, some of which include high blood pressure, diabetes, skeleton-muscle stress and the list of problems goes on. Although putting on weight is somewhat easy, shedding excess weight on the other hand does not happen automatically. In order to shed excess weight the body first needs to receive a stimulus (signal) to start burning the excess calories stored in the form of fat. In this article we are going to look at some great flat stomach drinks you can make in the comfort of your home guaranteed to trigger shedding of excess weight, particularly belly fat.
Vegetable and fruit flavoured water
Although drinking lots of water is important the body must not retain excess water either. In order to get rid of the excess water you can cut lemon slices, cucumber slices and mint. Allow these to soak in water and drink the flavoured water. The resultant water has diuretic properties which allow your body to flush out excess water through urine.
Watermelon juice in its natural form i.e. no artificial additives contains amino acids and vitamins which have anti-oxidative properties. The anti-oxidative properties of melons protect against diseases such as cancer as well as boosting the immune system. The amino acids contained in watermelon juice also promote breakdown of lipoproteins and other body stored fats.
Ice mint tea
The mint plant contains several chemicals which have anti-oxidative properties as well as accelerating basal metabolic rate. Taking ice mint tea boosts the body’s energy levels, thus increasing its energy requirements even during rest. This results in the body activating stored fats in the belly region, allowing them to be burnt out to meet the body’s increased energy requirements.
Blended pineapple juice is an ideal way to begin your weight loss journey. Pineapple is rich in vitamin C which has high anti-oxidative properties. It is also a good source of copper a trace element which is part of some essential metabolic enzymes that help breakdown fat. Pineapple also contains B1 and B6 vitamins which are essential in the metabolism of fats and proteins. The high fiber content of pineapple is essential in stabilizing gastrointestinal movements i.e. get rid of accumulation of gases and allowing for smooth flow of ingested food material through the entire gastrointestinal tract. Good bowel movement is essential for successful belly fat reduction.
Green tea is a great drink to help you shed any excess belly fat. This is so because green tea contains a good number of anti-oxidants. In addition to containing a high concentration of anti-oxidants, green tea also contains tannins. Tannins are compounds that don’t have any nutritional value but they have been found to play an essential role in reducing incidences of gastric bloat as well as eliminating chances of excess fluid retention which triggers rapid weight gain.
Dark chocolate shake
Dark chocolate is essential in weight loss as it contains appetite suppressants. In addition to suppressing appetite dark chocolate also contains compounds that trigger dormant fat tissue to be broken down.