Juicing or liquid consumption is the best way to add nutrients to your body as they get absorbed pretty well and also give an instant boost of energy. But, they can also add calories if you consume store bought drinks or drinks that have high sugar content. Wondering why you cannot lose weight even after being on liquid diet? Possibility is you are consuming high calorie drinks. Here are the top No-Calorie or Low-Calorie all-natural drinks:
Coconut water has been shown to decrease blood pressure in hypertensive subjects. Add some fruit to it for additional flavour, or add some to your fruit juices. If you like the taste of coconut, feel free to drink it in its simple form. But if you want a pure zero calorie or low-calorie, drink it alone. Read more on coconut water benefits on skin and hair >>
Cucumber contains about 90% of water and has almost negligible amounts of calories. It is also high in nutrients and rich in chlorophyll. Add 1 celery stalk, 3 medium sized cucumbers and 4 large kale leaves in a blender and blend it until you get a smooth juice with no lumps. You can add some black salt to it for taste.
MINT DETOX WATER
Cucumber is very hydrating vegetable as it has majorly water in it. Lemon has a cleansing effect, thanks to citric acid which purifies the digestive system. The mint adds the freshness to the drink and enhances the taste as it is a great combination with cucumber and lemon; and this drink has negligible calories which make it a great refreshing and weight loss drink too. Slice 1 lemon, 1/2 cucumber and 10 mint leaves. Mix it in 6 cups of water and let it steep overnight. Sip on it the next day. More detox drink recipes >>
Green tea has no calories, provided you don’t add any extra ingredients in it like honey or any other sweetener. It might taste a bit weird but there is no pain without gain. Simply brew some green tea alone without any other ingredient in it and consume warm sip by sip.
Surely you know about this dietary classic. It helps us burn fat, improve digestion, and prevent fluid retention and inflammation. Not only can ginger help with weight maintenance in general, it can also keep that pesky belly fat at bay since it has no calories. Heat up 2 cups of water. Add 1-2 inch of sliced ginger to the boiling point water and stew for 5-10 minutes. Have it alone without any other ingredient. More on types of teas with benefits >>
APPLE CIDER LOW CALORIE DRINK
Spiced apple cider drinks in the markets contain no real fibre and are loaded with artificial syrups that are high in calories. Make one yourself that too with negligible calories. Simmer 1-quart apple cider with orange zest, whole cloves, and cinnamon sticks in a large pot for five minutes. Strain and enjoy!
You need half a teaspoon of turmeric, a pinch of ginger powder, juice of half a lemon and a cup of water. Mix everything up and consume. This juice not only flushes toxins from your liver, but it also prevents gallstones and cleans your bowels. Besides, it has no calories too!