Even though summer is not here yet, we all want to either lose weight or have a flat stomach without working out. If we only had a magic potion so we could drink it and just burn that stubborn fat.
But, wait, what if we tell you that there is such a magical potion in real life and its called lemon juice. Yes, you read that right, you have the magic potion in your kitchen. Rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber, lemon juice helps you burn fat and lose weight without any effort, simply by incorporating it into your daily diet.
If you wonder how lemon juice works in order to mobilize the fat, here are the answers, courtesy of Stylecraze.
1. Lemon juice nutrition facts
2. When is the right time to drink lemon water for weight loss ?
You should drink one cup of lemon water on an empty stomach every morning, one during a workout session and one half an hour before lunch and dinner.
3. How to prepare lemon water for weight loss?
You only need one lemon and a cup of water. First, heat the water until it gets a little warm, then squeeze the lemon into the cup of warm water and stir well.
4. Other lemon water recipes for losing weight
You don’t have to stick to this simple lemon water, you can make yourself various other drinks that include other ingredients to enhance the taste and will help you lose weight.
Lemon and honey
Simply squeeze the juice of one lemon into a cup of warm water, then add one teaspoon of honey and stir well.
Honey promotes weight loss because it helps your body maximize fat burning by controlling blood sugar level. Also, it boosts your energy for the whole day if you take it in the morning.
Lemon and cinnamon
You only need the following ingredients: a cup of water, one lemon and one teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Leave the ground cinnamon to soak overnight in the cup of water and in the morning boil the cinnamon water till the water level drops to half. After cooling, just add lemon juice.
This drink is great for weight loss because cinnamon helps to lower bad cholesterol levels and it also helps to control blood sugar levels.
Lemon and mint
First, crush six to seven mint leaves, put them in a glass, add one cup of water to it and squeeze in the lemon juice.
Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, the mint promotes digestion and helps to smooth the intestinal walls.
Lemon and ginger
First, use a mortar and pestle to crush ½ inch of ginger root, then add one cup of water and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon. Ginger is a great fat burner and a known diuretic. Studies have shown that it fights obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and digestive problems.
Lemon and cayenne pepper
Simply mix one cup of warm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice and a half teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Capsaicim, found in Cayenne is a potential metabolism booster.
Lemon herbal tea
For this drink, you will need one herbal tea bag, a cup of water and ¼ lemon. Start with boiling the cup of water. Then, dip the herbal tea bag and put the lid on. After five minutes, remove the tea bag and add the lemon juice.
Lemon enhances the taste of the herbal tea and it gives it a citrusy taste and fruity smell.
Lemon and fruits
You will need the following ingredients:
- one orange
- one lemon
- one kiwi
- one teaspoon of honey
- Pinch of black salt
First, chop the kiwi into small pieces and toss into a blender. Then, add the lemon and orange juice and honey. Give it a spin, pour it into a glass and finally, add a pinch of black salt.
Rich in vitamin E and C, both kiwi and oranges have antioxidant properties.
Lemon juice and cucumber water
For this healthy drink, you need one lemon, six or seven slices of cucumber and two cups of water. Start by pouring the water into a bottle and then just squeeze in the juice of a lemon and add the cucumber slices.
This is a great detox drink because cucumbers help in flushing out the toxins and they also prevent constipation.
5. Benefits of lemon water
This healthy and magical water has many benefits for our overall health. First, it boosts immunity because lemons are packed with vitamin C and they are great antioxidants. Second, it aids proper digestion and it also helps to lower bad cholesterol in the blood and burn fat. There are also other benefits of lemon water such as flushing out toxins, maintaining bone health and boosting the mood.
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7. Useful tip
For fast results, it is recommended that besides drinking the lemon water, also spend some time working out. A balanced diet and healthy lifestyle are the tried and trusted ways of losing weight.
8. Lemon Juice Side Effects
Be aware that consuming too much lemon juice may cause heartburn, tooth enamel erosion or excessive trips to the bathroom.