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There are several theories propagated by health experts, leaving one confused as to what’s right or wrong! For as long as we can remember, it was a sin to have anything post dinner or close to your bedtime, because well extra calories. Plus some would also say that it increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Now of course if you binge on calorie-heavy desserts and fried food before hitting the sack, this is bound to happen. But consuming certain fat-burning beverages before bedtime (only in small amounts) is going to help you in many ways. To begin with, it will help you get better sleep, and the best part, you will lose weight too!
So without further ado, let’s find out about some fat-burning drinks:
If you are someone who works out, then having protein before bedtime is a good idea. It helps to repair and rejuvenate the muscles, while you sleep. This essentially means that the more muscle you have, the more calories your body burns.
Milk is a powerhouse of calcium and tryptophan, which are both believed to improve quality of sleep. Plus, milk contains two kinds of dairy protein—whey and casein, and the latter is a slow-releasing protein that is said to enhance muscle building in the long run.
So make yourself a glass of this shake by just using unsweetened soy or almond milk, and add greek yoghurt to it. You could also add some honey for sweetness.
We’ve all heard how chamomile tea helps with better sleep. For the unversed, it is a known sedative in countries like Germany, Belgium, France and the UK. It increases the levels of glycine in the body, a kind of neurotransmitter that relaxes your nerves and makes you feel sleepy. Not many know that it is also great for an upset stomach.
Research also suggests that chamomile tea helps with glucose control and weight loss. So, sip on a cup of warm chamomile tea before your bedtime, and shed unwanted fat while you sleep.
As we already know, cinnamon or dalchini is loaded with health benefits. It is a kitchen staple in Indian households, and is known for its metabolism-boosting properties. What’s more, it also has various antioxidant and antibiotic properties, making it the perfect detox drink that not just helps to burn more fat, but also helps you with better sleep. If you don’t like the taste of cinnamon tea as it is, then add a pinch of honey for some sweetness.
This is an age-old technique that has been used by our dadis and nanis to regulate blood sugar levels, but for the longest time we thought it could be had only in the morning! Well, not anymore. You can have it before bedtime too, because methi seeds generate heat in the body, and help with weight loss. It’s also a great antacid, so if you suffer from frequent digestive issues, then this is a great way to keep those problems in check.
Just boil water in a container, add crushed fenugreek seeds to it. Steep the seeds for a good three to five minutes, and strain in a cup using a regular strainer.
Last but not the least, we have turmeric milk or haldi wala doodh, which we have been consuming to treat cold, cough and other ailments. But did you know it can also help you with weight loss and improve digestion? That’s because turmeric is loaded with antioxidants that help to flush out harmful toxins from the body. Milk has calcium and protein that will help you get good sleep! So clearly, this is a match made in heaven!