When working out to burn fats, drinking pure lukewarm water is one sure-fire way of keeping the body hydrated. But do you know there is another way to appease your thirst and hasten the fat-burning process? Your choice of beverage while working out can actually double as a fat burner that helps flush extra deposits away. To kick-start your workout regimen, here are 10 ultra-safe fat burning detox drinks from workout experts.
1. Cranberry + Water
Cranberry juice carries high levels of organic acids. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which help boost the immune system in fighting diseases as well as in preventing urinary tract infections and the common cold. The 100% pure unsweetened cranberry juice when diluted with water makes good hydration. It replenishes the body with the nutrients lost during workout while flushing out fatty deposits.
2. Red + White + Blueberry Lemonade
There is nothing more exciting than working out with a colorful drink waiting to be chug chugged. Blueberries and strawberries are fruits known to possess low glycemic index. Fiber content and antioxidants from these fruit group help stabilize sugar in the bloodstream and flush extra fats from the blood. Add a dash of vitamin C-rich lemons to break down fats and flush them down fast.
3. Strawberry + Basil Lemonade
This is yet another low on sugar but high on antioxidants, fiber and vitamins drink concoction. However, this lemonade calls for the addition of basil. As feeling frazzled is often felt when on diet or during PMS to women, the stress-busting element as well as liver detoxifying effect help keep maintain a balance between body and mind.
4. Lemon + Ginger
Spice up your fat burning workout by boiling ginger and lemon. Ginger is known to possess anti-inflammatory benefits. It also helps open blood vessels, relieve nausea and, most importantly, boost metabolism. Add a squeeze of lemon and flush fats off your system. This drink also keeps seasonal allergies at bay. Drink it lukewarm or hot.
5. Strawberry + Lemon + Agave/Honey
If you prefer something sweet without the added risks, try combining strawberries, lemon wedges and a drop of agave. Low in sugar yet jam-packed with sweet taste it is loaded with fat busting elements. For greater nutritional value, a dash of honey is extra beneficial.
6. Mint + Berries + Green Tea
Coming from the South is the sweet tea blend of vitamin- and fiber-rich blueberries or raspberries with a dash of lime or lemon juice simmered on metabolism-boosting green tea topped with mint. This powerful mix helps stimulates the nervous system thereby commanding the body to burn more calories.
7. Orange + Pomegranate + Green Tea
So, we all know that green tea helps in burning fat fast and oranges are packed with healthy ascorbic acid to prevent bodily infections. But do you know that pomegranates are being studied for their role in treating obesity? Loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, certain compounds in this fruit variety deliver an anti-obesity punch.
8. Apple Cider Vinegar + Water + Dried Lemon Wedges
Keep it simple by combining apple cider vinegar to water. A helpful tonic known to help regulate blood sugar, prevent cancer and heart diseases, lower cholesterol and, weight loss, this simple combination keeps your digestive tract in check. It works by suppressing your appetite and reduce water retention to burn fats effectively—and fast!
9. Go Green!
If sweet or spicy does not sit well with your taste buds, try the green variety. A green smoothie always does the trick in losing weight. Get the most out of the vitamins, fiber and mineral content of kale mixed with fat-busting elements of ginger and celery. Add apples to complete the set. A sure-fire way of keeping body healthy and trimming down fats!
10. Simply Cinnamon
Don’t like apple cider vinegar? Why not add a pinch of cinnamon to your water? Cinnamon helps stabilize blood sugar and increase metabolism in your bloodstream. It also generates a sense of fullness. Apart from that, cinnamon is also known to relieve anxiety and stress.
These 10 cool detox drinks have been proven effective by many workout elite and weekend warriors out there. Not only these answer to the number one rule of hydration in any detox regimen, these also help prep your body in breaking down fats, burn calories, and flush toxins out of your body effectively. Grab one to two tall glasses of any of these fat-burning drinks before starting your day and help your body perform at its best.