A sweltering day can throw anyone into a tizzy. And then the struggle of avoiding icy-cold, sugary drinks is a different ballgame altogether. The one thing that definitely takes a backseat in this season is weight-loss plan. What if you get the much-needed cooling effect through natural drinks that'll not only keep you hydrated but also help you in weight loss?!
These 7 drinks are life-savers. Here, take a look:
1. Coconut water
It is known to maintain the electrolyte level in your body which helps to rehydrate and also maintains pH balance. Since coconut water is alkaline in nature, consuming it on an empty stomach will boost the metabolism and help you in losing weight.
2. Iced Green Tea
We all know that green tea accelerate fat loss, but did you know consuming it with ice also aids in keeping the heat at bay. Green tea also contains catechin, a type of disease fighting antioxidant that fights off stress and anxiety.
A glass of lemonade has the power to give life even after a short rendezvous with the cruel summer sun. Nothing replenishes electrolytes naturally, rehydrates the body and aids in fat loss like lemonade does. Lemon is a great fat-loss agent and is also a rich source of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that promotes strong immune levels.
4. Sugarcane Juice
Not much is said about this drink and its high level of calcium, iron and magnesium content. Not just for hydration but, sugarcane juice also helps in fighting infections as it is rich in vitamins.
5. Kokam drink
Kokam is Garcinia Indica, that's a cousin plant of Garcinia Cambogia, which is contributes towards fat loss, naturally. Kokam has cooling as well as digestive properties, also proves to be really beneficial when fighting dehydration and sun strokes.
Homemade buttermilk is a natural probiotic drink which helps in keeping the intestines cool and bad-bacteria free. This eventually helps in better digestion of food and better absorption of nutrients. Cumin is one of the ingredients in buttermilk, which increases metabolism resulting in fat loss.
And now the king of all—water! Water's job is to not just maintain basic hydration levels but is also to maintain our body’s core temperature stable that makes it easier for us to lose weight. Please remember, dehydration only furthers the chances of water retention resulting in weight gain.
Inputs by Sunny Arora, founder and nutrition expert at FitZup