Nowadays, all of us have become witnesses of the growing trend in which water transforms from a need to essential fitness tool. In this case, we are not speaking of tap water, but of infused waters.
Telegraph reports that actresses & health guru Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce, start their day with warm lemon water, instead with coffee.
In addition, fitness expert Julian Michaels also practices drinking warm lemon water, which he calls it ‘detox’ water. He even adds dandelion tea and cranberry juice in addition to lemon.
So, lot of people ask what’s the truth behind this warm lemon water. Does it help you to lose weight for real?
In an article published in the magazine Woman’s Health, Alissa Ramsey who is a spokesperson for the Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition, claims that warm lemon water can contribute to weigh loss, only if consumed as alternative to morning coffee or bedtime milk.
It’s useful because of the fact that water, as the main ingredient in it, stimulate the work of the metabolism. At the same time, this detox drink replaces all other beverages that contain sugar and fat. It acts as a mild diuretic and reduces bloating, as well.
So, that’s the reason why you need to start consuming infused water in the morning or before going to sleep, because helps your metabolism to burn fat fast. This recommendation of Style Craze for infused water, might be considered as the ‘Power Water’ among all the rest infused waters.
Here’s the recipe:
Besides ½ glass of water and 1 lemon, you will need a bunch of cilantro as well, that are great for relieving of bloating thanks to the big amount of antioxidants they contain. Then, you need 1 tbsp. of grated ginger, that boost up the metabolism and digestion, and 1 tbsp. of aloe Vera that reduces inflammation and fights against free radicals in the body. At the end, you will need 1 sliced cucumber, the crucial thing to this infused water. Put all of the ingredients in a glass jar and let them stay overnight. The next day, open it and start drinking it throughout the whole day.
Cucumbers are rich in water and fiber, that actually represent a miracle worker for weight loss. Fiber makes you feel full without eating much and consuming many calories.
Also, fiber prevents you from overeating, meaning that if you drink this ‘Power Water’ before going to bed, you won’t have late night cravings, and if you drink it in the morning, it will make you eat less.