Today, we have all become witnesses to the growing trend of infused water. Telegraph reports that health guru Gwyneth Paltrow and singer Beyonce begin their day with hot lemon water instead of coffee.
In addition, fitness expert Julian Michaels also practices consuming hot lemon water, which she calls detox water. She even adds dandelion tea and cranberry juice in addition to lemon.
Therefore, many people ask what the truth behind this warm lemon water is. Does it really help to lose weight?
In an article published in Woman’s Health magazine, Alissa Ramsey, who is a spokeswoman for the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition, says that warm lemon water can contribute to weight loss, only if consumed as an alternative to morning coffee or milk.
It is useful due to the fact that water, as the main ingredient, stimulates the work of metabolism. At the same time, this detox drink replaces all other drinks that contain sugar and fat. It acts as a mild diuretic and reduces swelling.
Therefore, that is the reason why you need to start consuming infused water in the morning or before going to sleep, because it helps your metabolism to burn fat fast.
‘Power Water’ – Recipe
- 1 lemon
- Bunch of cilantro
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera
- 1 cucumber
- 1 glass jar water ( 1 liter – 35 oz)
Slice the lemon and cucumber and put them in the glass jar. Add the rest of the ingredients and let them stay overnight. The next day start drinking it all day long. Make new one every night.
The cilantro is ideal for relieving swelling thanks to the large amount of anti – oxidants it contains. The ginger boosts metabolism and digestion and Aloe Vera reduces inflammation and fight free radicals in the body.
Cucumbers are rich in water and fiber, which actually represent a miracle for weight loss. Fiber makes you feel full without eating too much and consuming too many calories.
In addition, fiber prevents you from overeating, which means that if you drink this ‘Power Water’ before going to bed, you will not have night cravings, and if you drink it in the morning, it will make you eat less.