Metabolism is the chemical process by which your body converts the food you eat into energy. You need this energy to function throughout the day. The body produces energy even when you are resting to perform tasks like breathing, circulating blood throughout your body and repairing damaged cells, etc.
There are various factors that determine your metabolism rate. Factors such as genes, age, sex, hormone levels, body size and activity level all work together to give you the perfect metabolism rate. Having a slow or low metabolic rate can leave a negative impact on your energy level, body weight and overall health.
Small changes to your lifestyle and diet can help you increase your low metabolism to lose the extra weight and gain more muscle mass. Here are 8 drinks to get you started!
ABC – Apple, Beetroot and Carrot Juice
The juice made from this combination is also known as the “Miracle Drink” because of the countless benefits you can get from it. Apples contain various nutrients and antioxidants while carrots offer a multitude of vitamins and minerals and beetroots are known to be heart friendly, while giving you increased stamina during exercise.
We have heard time and time again the benefits you can reap from drinking a glass of green tea every day. It is just loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that do miracles to the body, including fat loss, improved brain function, lower risk of cancer and increase metabolism.
Lemon Spice Tea
The blend of stimulating vinegar, spicy cayenne (red pepper) and a few drops of honey in a warm glass of water make for the best drink that will give your mornings an enthusiastic boost. The drink improves circulation, revs up metabolism, improves energy, stimulates digestion and clears mucus accumulation from your stomach as well.
The more dehydrated you get, the less efficiently your body works. Your metabolism slows down and your calories are not burned off. Drinking water before meals fills your stomach and reduces your tendency to eat more. It also increases the rate at which your body burns fat and promotes the breakdown of fat cells in your body.
It contains an amino acid called arginine which doesn’t let you store fat and it keeps burning fat from your body at the same time. This is what we call a win-win situation. Drink a glass of watermelon juice every day and you’ll be on your way to a slimmer physique.
Spinach, Kale and Cilantro Juice Blend
Leafy greens are very important when it comes to any diet. Spinach, kale, cilantro and some ginger help out your liver and pancreas, increasing your metabolism. Low in calories and high in nutrients, this green juice is the perfect drink for your weight loss goals.
Apple Cinnamon Water
Forget diet soda, apple-cinnamon water does miracles to boost your metabolism and assist in weight loss. The pectin in the apples makes it easier for your body’s digestive system and cinnamon contains thermo genic properties that burn calories faster.
Powder-free Berry Protein Shake
You don’t need protein powder to make a good protein shake. You need to use milk, yogurt, pumpkin seeds and berries to make this drink. While the berries provide you antioxidants, the rest give your body, a much needed protein boost. Your body works harder to break down protein, giving way to increase your metabolism.
In brief, make sure you get plenty of fiber, vitamin D, iron, antioxidants and water. Water is the most important to flush out toxins from your system and keep your organs functioning smoothly.
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