Gaining or losing weight needs to be a sustained, well-rounded effort. With these healthy herbal juices, you can do it the right way!
Losing weight is tough, but what works for me might not work for you, simply because everybody is different. Lifestyle, body type, genetics, medical issues, and even age all play a role in our ability to achieve results.
If you struggle with low or slow metabolism, herbal juices can help. They are known to catalyse metabolism and help your body digest food faster.
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Here are eight such amazing juices that you can add to your diet to kickstart the process!
1. Amla juice for weight loss
It is a well-known fact that amla (or the Indian Gooseberry) have a high Vitamin C content, which boosts the ability of your immune system to fight off toxins. Amla is also known to reduce bloating, and its hypolipidemic agents beat symptoms associated with fatty liver and high cholesterol.
Mix 2-3 tablespoons of amla syrup with warm water and have this juice early in the morning on an empty stomach for the best results.
2. Fresh carrot juice
Bugs Bunny loves carrots, and so do we. Carrots are low in calories and very high on the fibre, and glassful of this juice should keep you active until lunchtime. Fresh carrot juice aids in bile secretion, thus helping burn fat and ultimately result in weight loss.
For best results, make fresh carrot juice in the morning (you can add apple, oranges etc. for added flavour) and drink it along with the pulp. Don’t add processed sugar—you can enjoy this as is!
3. The classic orange juice for weight loss
If you begin your morning with a glass of orange juice—bravo! This juice has a negative calorie count—which means contains fewer calories than what the body requires to burn it and is rich in vitamin C which keeps the immune system up and running.
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Tasty, healthy and a great agent of weight loss, orange juice can really help to rev up your metabolic rate. Orange you glad?
4. Love me some aloe
A versatile plant that benefits your skin, hair, and the digestive system, aloe vera is a must-have in your kitchen and bathroom cabinets. If you are looking to lose weight naturally, try including aloe vera juice in your diet. Its gel contains Vitamin B that catalyses metabolism and prevents fat from building up. It can also treat acid refluxes and stomach ulcers, easing your digestion further.
Drink a glass of aloe vera juice regularly to keep your digestive system running smooth and your metabolism running fine. Click here to get a bottle of preservative-free juice now.
5. Pomegranate juice for weight loss
Pomegranate seeds are a delight to munch on in any case. But if your goal is to lose weight, try having them regularly, in the form of juice.
Dr Gargi Sharma, a weight management expert from Delhi, tells NDTV, “Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols and conjugated linolenic acid–all of which help you burn fat and boost your metabolism.”
6. Beat the extra fat with beet
Beetroots are grossly underappreciated. Apart from regulating blood pressure and haemoglobin levels, this nutritious root vegetable also help maintains healthy bowel movements and are a great source of dietary fibre too (2-3 gm for every 100 gm). Moreover, beetroot is very low in calories (4 calories for 100 gm) so eat up!
Mix this powder with water to make a yummy organic beetroot juice. Every teaspoon of this is equal to having one average-sized beetroot!
7. Wheatgrass juice to lose weight
Another miracle drink to improve metabolism and control weight gain, wheatgrass juice needs to be your breakfast drink, stat!
Wheatgrass stimulates the thyroid gland, which is responsible for metabolism and bowel movements (among other things).
8. A bitter start for a sweet end
It is not easy to love Bitter gourd, and yet, it would be the best decision ever to include it in your diet consciously. The fruit (yes, fruit!) with a distinct exterior, is extremely low in calories (just 17 calories for every 100 gm) and it also stimulates the secretion of bile acids in your liver, keeping your digestive system healthy.
Have a glass of this juice every morning for a healthier, more glowing you. Click here to get a bottle of the preservative-free drink now!
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(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)