Carrot and ginger are two foods that taste good and help you lose weight. In shake form, they are ideal for weight loss.
Losing weight is a problem for many throughout the year. All kinds of diets are tried, only to find that the body does not respond to them, you lose weight, but thanks to the yo-yo effect, you put twice as much on your hips, or the diet is too one-sided and you develop food cravings. So it’s good to know which foods are not only healthy, but also filling, and then incorporate them into your diet. It’s not just the blueberry oatmeal green smoothie that fills you up. Carrots and ginger are also among the foods that fill you up – also ideal as a drink like coffee in between during intermittent fasting.
If you ask nutritionists what form of weight loss they recommend, it’s definitely not crash diets. Even during the phases in which you want to lose weight, care should be taken to ensure that the body receives the necessary nutrients. Intermittent fasting, for example, is a form that medical professionals advocate because it has been shown to be good for the body and can relieve chronic bowel disease.
Fasting triggers biochemical changes in the body that positively affect sugar and fat metabolism. Although you should avoid eating when you’re not eating, you can also choose something other than water when it comes to drinks – hot lemon water or ginger-lemon water boosts fat burning.
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Lose weight: carrots keep you full for a long time
If you’re not a fan of lemons but love ginger, you can pair it with carrots. Because carrots are not only rich in iron, potassium, calcium and vitamins, they also contain the fiber pectin, which swells in the gastrointestinal tract and thus activates the feeling of satiety. Pectin also inhibits fat digestion and ensures increased fat breakdown. This improves the intestinal flora and has a detoxifying effect. Carrots are therefore very good for weight loss, also because they contain only about 26 kilocalories per hundred grams. But be careful: be sure to store the carrots well to make them last longer.
Weight loss: ginger improves digestion and has a detoxifying effect
Ginger is considered the natural medicinal plant. Due to its valuable vitamins and minerals such as potassium, magnesium and iron, it is good for the immune system and effectively helps with colds, pain and nausea. Ginger activates the metabolism by stimulating the production of saliva and gastric juice, thus burning calories. This powerful tuber improves your digestion and thus also helps in detoxification.
Lose weight: ginger carrot juice is low in calories
Ginger and carrot juice is the perfect refreshing drink between meals or to replace a meal, because carrots keep you full for a long time. For example, if you replace your breakfast or dinner with a ginger carrot energy drink, after about two weeks you can defy the pounds and possibly lose two to three kilocalories. For comparison: A meal contains on average about 700 kilocalories, a ginger and carrot drink contains about 88 kcal and less than 100 kilocalories. Don’t forget: add flaxseed oil, canola oil or olive oil to the juice! This ingredient not only improves the taste, but also ensures that fat-soluble vitamins and phytochemicals are absorbed by the body.
Carrot Ginger Apple Juice – The Recipe*
For two to three servings, about 88 kilocalories each
500 g carrots or carrots
2 stalks of lemon balm
about 10 g ginger root (1 piece)
1 teaspoon flaxseed oil, canola oil or olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
Carefully clean the carrots, wash, cut into quarters and core the apples. Wash the lemon balm and shake it dry. Peel the ginger.
Squeeze carrots, apples and ginger in a juicer and pour the juice into glasses. Add the oil at the end.
Season to taste with lemon juice and garnish with 1 sprig of lemon balm.
*Source: Better Healthy Living Portal
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