Losing weight with Green Tea Lemonade
There is more and more awareness regarding health hazards connected with obesity. Therefore, we are all looking for new and creative ways to lose fat effectively. There is a new kid on the block, which promises both deliciousness and fat shredding capacity, and that is green tea lemonade.
Not only you can make it in minutes, but most of the ingredients needed are already in your house including cinnamon, green tea, honey and of course lemon. All of the above have proven to cause weight loss.
The Chinese miracle drink is loaded with antioxidants, which boost your metabolism and make you slim.
Numerous studies have proven the health benefits of drinking green tea. These include fat oxidation while exercising, improving insulin sensitivity and boosting glucose tolerance.
We all know that vitamin C is healthy and lemons are super rich in this vitamin. According to one study published by the Journal of the American College of nutrition in 2005 providing enough vitamin C to your body may result in up to 30% higher fat burning efficiency while exercising.
What is more Lemons are rich in polyphenols which help the liver to become a fat shredding machine. They also contain pectin fiber, which keeps you satiated and fights off food cravings
Much like the other ingredients honey is believed to aid weight loss. As opposed to granulated white sugar it controls appetite and helps to maintain weight.
A paper published by the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in 2010 suggest that due to its chemical composition honey may protect against obesity.
In 2011 a group of scientists suggested that as opposed to sucrose honey may be much more efficient in reducing weight and fighting off obesity.
This spice may be crucial in warding off extra pounds, yet physical exercise and a lower calorie intake is necessary for it to be effective.
In 2006 a group of scientists suggested that not only does cinnamon lead to the decrease in body fat but it may also contribute to increasing lean body mass.
Considering all the health benefits of the above-mentioned ingredients incorporating this drink into your daily routine is a no-brainer.
What ingredients do I need?
• 2 cups of water
• one green teabag
• 2 teaspoons of honey
• juice and zest from one lemon
• a pinch of cinnamon or half an inch of cinnamon stick
How to do it
• Pour two cups of water in a pan
• Wash one lemon, scrape the zest and put it in the boiling water
• For a stronger kick add some cinnamon or a part of cinnamon stick
• Cover the pan and boil
• After turning off the heat place one green tea bag in the water, put the lid on and brew for up to 5 minutes
• Put it aside to cool down
• Squeeze one lemon to the tea
• Mix in 2 teaspoons of honey (preferably organic)
• Keep the lemonade refrigerated or put ice and it is ready to drink
Not only is this drink delicious but it will shred fat and detoxify body
What else can you do?
• Adding cayenne pepper to the tea may bring extra benefits
• Organic products are better than non-organic ones
• Powdered cinnamon is just as effective as cinnamon stick
• Teabags may be used for cosmetic procedures later on, so don’t throw them away
• You can make a bigger portion of the drink to keep you refreshed for a few days