Add This to Your Water To Lose Weight

Include this in your water If You Want to Reduce Your Weight
These natural infusions prove that water can be balanced and interesting.

We are constantly advised that one of the most important components of maintaining good health is drinking enough water. Aside from keeping you hydrated, water has other health benefits. It may boost your metabolism, give you energy, improve your skin, reduce bloating, and much more. It might also be useful for people who are trying to lose weight.

Nevertheless, even if we are aware of all of this, occasionally drinking water might feel like a hassle, particularly if you are not actually thirsty. Sometimes all you need to add to something is a little flavour. We talked with Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, a nutritionist and a member of our Medical Expert Board, about four of the best ways to flavour your water with natural flavours that will encourage you to drink more while maximizing its effectiveness as a weight loss aid. Lisa is the author of Finally Full, Finally Slim. Better still? None of these is packaged.

1) Lemon

Lemon is rich in the antioxidant vitamin C and adds a tangy, pleasant flavour to plain old water. Getting adequate vitamin C has many health advantages, but deficiency may also be linked to weight gain. According to study findings in the Nutrition & Metabolism (London) Journal, vitamin C deficiency in women was associated with indicators of obesity and adiposity or being dangerously or morbidly overweight. Young notes that D-limonene is also found in lemons. This molecule, which occurs naturally in citrus fruit peels, has anti-cancer benefits and can also relieve heartburn.

2) Cucumber

Ever wonder why there always seems to be a sizable vat of cucumber water at so many posh spas? Cucumber is a light, crisp fruit—yes, it's a fruit—also that's wonderful for weight reduction and makes a pleasant complement to any beverage.

According to Young, cucumbers are low in calories and abundant in water. It can also function as a diuretic and aid in eliminating fluid retention.

A cucumber has 38.3 grams of water in it. Cucumbers are a fantastic snack for weight reduction because their low-calorie count and high water content help you feel full.

Furthermore, ingesting foods with lower energy densities may be linked to weight reduction, according to a study written up in the journal Nutrients.

3) Mint

This herb is more than simply a pleasant-smelling garnish.
According to Young, mint has anti-inflammatory qualities, soothes indigestion, and can help reduce hunger.

Plant extracts were investigated in connection to helping with the treatment and prevention of obesity according to research published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers came to the conclusion that the powerful antioxidant properties of these natural resources can aid in the treatment and prevention of obesity. Mint is one of 39 plants listed in Traditional Arabic Palestinian herbal medicine (TAPHM) as being used to aid with weight loss.

4) Apples & Berries

Apples and berries are delicious on their own, but they also pair beautifully with water.

According to Young, apples and berries are low in calories and high in fibre, two characteristics that support weight loss.

Both of these fruits are good sources of fibre, with one cup of blueberries having 3.6 grams or 14% of your daily suggested intake, and one cup of sliced apples having roughly 2.6 to 3 grams or 10% to 11% of your daily recommended value.

Those high in fibre are digested more slowly than foods low in fibre, so they help you feel fuller for longer.

Of course, you could simply choose apple-infused water or berry-infused water, but Young advises that the combination of fruit gives an extra-delicious flavour that will have you sipping all the water you require—and maybe then some.

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