Drinking juices to lose weight is an old concept that has been around for a few years now. That doesn’t mean that you go on a liquid diet. You incorporate fresh juices into your diet to help speed up your weight loss goals. Juicing is a great way to get your regular intake of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and, of course, antioxidants. These will crank up your metabolism, and so you burn calories. They also offer several other benefits and improve overall health.
5 Weight Loss Homemade Juices for Summer
Here is a list of 5 weight loss homemade juices for summer. You can enjoy these juices without any guilt –
- Cucumber Juice –
Cucumbers are easily available in summers. Their water content is high and calorie content is low. Understand that to lose weight, your diet should have fewer calories. So, instead of having a meal with the required amount of calories, reserve a small part of your diet for low-calorie food such as cucumbers. You will feel fuller for a longer time.
To make cucumber juice, just add cucumbers, ginger, mint, rock salt and a dash of lime. It is a great drink for summers that also helps cool down the body.
- Amla Juice –
If you can start your day with a glass of amla juice, there is nothing better. It is good for the digestive system and revs up metabolism. In addition to speeding up weight loss, amla juice has several other benefits: providing relief from constipation, preventing premature greying and hair loss, improving oral health, improving eyesight, and strengthening bones and joints.
To make amla juice, you need just salt and water. Chop up amla into pieces and blend it with water. For taste, you could add some mint leaves, a little honey, or salt.
- Cilantro Juice –
Cilantro/Coriander juice is a great detox juice that helps you feel light and get that summer body. To know more read: Cilantro For Weight Loss: Benefits & 7 Recipes
- Pomegranate Juice –
Pomegranate or anar juice is excellent for the skin. It gives it a natural glow and also helps lose weight. Dr. Gargi Sharma, a Delhi-based weight loss expert, opines that this fruit is a rich source of conjugated linolenic acid, polyphenols, and antioxidants, which boost metabolism and burn fat. Anar juice also curbs appetite so that you don’t feel hungry too often.
To make pomegranate juice at home, you need to remove the seeds from the rind. Add rock salt, ginger, and a dash of lemon to the juicer. The addition of ginger helps prevent common cold. Since pomegranate juice is a rich source of iron, the addition of vitamin C in the form of lemon helps the body absorb the iron. You could even add apples or oranges.
- Cabbage Juice –
Yes! Cabbage juice is extremely beneficial to health, especially for those who suffer from constipation, bloating and acidity. This juice helps clear up the digestive tract and eliminate wastes. Cabbage has high fiber and helps fight the accumulation of fat. High-fiber veggies absorb the water in the body to form a gel-mass. This slows down digestion so that you feel full for a longer time. As a result, you won’t binge- eat.
To make cabbage juice, blend it with lime and an apple, or you could add carrots, beetroot, or cucumber.
- Watermelon Juice – When you are talking of summers and summer juices, you cannot miss watermelon. It’s a staple in every household during summers. Did you know that 100 grams of watermelon contain only 30 calories! And the high-water content in this red fruit keeps your body hydrated, like nothing else. It is also a rich source of arginine that speeds up weight loss! And, oh! A glass of ruby red watermelon juice, topped with a sprig of mint, makes for beautiful Instagram-worthy photos.
To make watermelon juice, blend the pieces of the fruit with a piece of ginger, mint and rock salt. Add a dash of lemon juice to enhance the taste.
While making all these juices, it is best to avoid any kind of sweetener. Summer is the best time to have light food and to lose weight. The heat does not allow you to eat rich food. So stock up those water-dense veggies and fruits and make salads and juices. They not only help you lose weight, but they also taste great and keep you full for a long time.
Swati Sharma is a beauty and skincare enthusiast. She loves to create content around it and presently is a blogger at ApunKaChoice.com, an entertainment and lifestyle blog dedicated to keeping you entertained as you take care of your health, skin, and hair. When not writing, you would often find her sipping a cuppa and reading non-fiction books.