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For many of us, drinking freshly made juice is the best pick for our health. However, when you are trying to lose weight, the reality is different. Noshing on juices maybe considered a bad idea because of its high sugar content. But many people claim that juicing is an easy way to consume a lot of nutrients which can be helpful for weight loss too. In fact, an expert suggests 5 juices for weight loss.
Drinking freshly made fruits and vegetable juice is a great way to provide your body with all the essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber. And these nutrients can boost your metabolism rate, helping your body to burn more calories.
When Health Shots spoke to Roopshree Jaiswal, Consultant – Dietitian/Nutritionist, Motherhood Hospitals, Mechanic Nagar, Indore, she also said, “Juices are a great way of staying healthy as it provides a host of health benefits. Moreover, juices can also help in reducing body fat.”
But you should be careful what kind of juices you are consuming as some may be high in sugar and low on fiber. This is true, especially for store-bought juices that ramp up your calorie intake and can be counterproductive.
Fortunately, simple homemade juices can be opted if you are trying to shed off some fat from your belly.
In this scorching heat, try these fresh juices to help you stay refreshed and also aid in weight loss, said Jaiswal.
You must have heard that carrots are good for eyesight, but that is not the only benefit it delivers. Carrots or gajar are low in calories and high on fiber content. A full glass of carrot juice can keep you full till lunch and thus helps in avoiding unwanted snacks between meals. “When you consume carrot juice, the bile secretion increases which helps in burning fat and reducing weight,” said Jaiswal.
Cucumber isn’t just for your salads but you can also consume cucumber juice. It will help you stay cool and calm during the summer season. Its high water content and low calorie count make consuming cucumber juice a win-win for weight loss.
As it is dense in water, cucumber juice helps you feel full easily and is a great meal filler. Just squeeze some lime juice and a few mint leaves to it and you have a healthy refreshing summer drink.
The ingredients of this juice can vary according to your liking, but it usually contains leafy veggies like spinach, kale or cabbage. These veggies are rich in anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties and are high in fibre and low in sugar, which makes it a perfect juice for weight loss. Don’t think twice, just give it a try!
This red juicy fruit has plenty of health benefits to offer. Being rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, C and E, pomegranate is a nutrient dense fruit which can be consumed regularly and can still help in weight loss. According to Jaiswal, its juice can be a low calorie beverage that can help in management of blood sugar levels. Moreover, pomegranate juice can help curb your appetite, burn fat and boost your metabolism–perfect way to shed some extra kilos from the belly.
Try your hands on simple yet effective weight-loss juice loaded with the goodness of beetroot. “This is an ideal juice for weight loss as it is dense in fibre and helps keep you full for longer,” said Jaiswal. It is also packed with essential minerals and vitamins. You can combine beetroot with carrots as the combination can help accelerate the weight loss process.
So, bring out that juicer and make these juices and check which one works for you the best.