Here is a brief compilation of some refreshing drinks that quench your thirst and actually help you to lose weight, rather than piling up calories on your waistline.
Watermelon is an excellent choice for a low-cal smoothie base, provided you are not adding sugar mixes to it. They hydrate the body and are packed with nutrients including lycopene which fights cancer and amino acids like arginine. This natural hydration has the ability to decrease body fat and increase muscle mass.
If you are bored of drinking plain water, why not try an exciting twist and make it flavored? Spruce up drinking water with citrus fruits, herbs, sliced cucumbers or any low cal flavor enhancers that not only make it taste great but also keep your body well hydrated. It will maintain fluid balance in your body and prevent water retention and bloated bellies. It also helps in cutting down on frequent snacking, a leading cause of fat bellies.
Dark chocolate shake:
This drink will reduce your appetite and reduce overall cravings for food. Replace one meal with this drink, and keep your appetite in control for a few hours.
Green tea contains catechins which are antioxidants that help to reduce belly fat. It also reduces the risk for diseases like cancer and heart problems. Sipping green tea prior to an exercise session is a great way to increase fat burn, especially during aerobic exercises.
Iced peppermint tea:
This super refreshing and minty drink is perfect summer drink that acts as a belly flattener. Peppermint has the ability to quickly process stomach fat, including quick digestion of high-fat foods like burgers and steaks. It is highly effective in controlling bloating of bellies.
This awesome blended pineapple drink is truly refreshing, tasty and is great for belly flattening purposes. It contains bromelain which is an enzyme that assists in protein breakdown, improves digestion and prevents bloating bellies. You can add a tablespoon of flaxseed oil to this drink, which contains monounsaturated fatty acids or MUFAs that help in flattening belly.