Summer is coming, and everyone likes to lose some excess pounds and get their body fit for the beach. But, losing weight is not always easy. Some people try to shed pounds by following strict diets, and others by exercising consistently.
But, if you’re not the type of person who will exercise every day or restrict the foods you enjoy, we might have the perfect solution for you.
It’s a smoothie that besides tasting delicious, it’ll help you shed excess pounds without sweating. The reason why something so simple can be so powerful is the unique combination of ingredients.
Apples are rich in both types of fiber, soluble and insoluble, and fiber is the number one nutrient connected to weight loss.
The reason why insoluble fiber helps us lose weight is because it increases the size of the stool, thus making us feel full for longer.
This, in turn, prevents us from overeating and snacking unhealthy treats, and reducing our appetite.
On the other hand, soluble fiber can help you burn belly fat. Glucomannan and beta-glucan are soluble fibers which slow down the release of digested food from the stomach into the gut.
Consuming more soluble fat can help prevent stomach fat gain and lose stomach fat. In fact, one research suggests that increasing the daily soluble fiber intake by 10 grams reduces the risk of belly fat gain by 3.7%.
There are more studies which show consuming soluble fiber can reduce the risk of stomach fat.
Other benefits of green apples include improved digestion, reduced digestive and liver health problems, prevention of constipation, gout, and indigestion.
Lemons are one of the richest sources of vitamin C in nature. And, this vitamin can slash the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This is important as cortisol triggers hunger as well as fat storage.
What’s more, lemons are high in polyphenols which can help prevent weight gain and fat buildup. Last but not least, lemon peel contains the soluble fiber pectin which can help you feel full for longer.
Oats contain fiber, proteins, calcium, iron, and no sugar. They are very low in fat and reduce the risk of heart disease. What’s more, they improve the digestion and help control blood pressure levels.
Weight-Loss Smoothie – Recipe
Here’s everything you need to make this healthy, delicious smoothie that will help reduce your appetite, keep you full for longer, and boost your metabolism.
All this results in faster weight loss.
- 2 organic, green apples (you can also you other apples)
- 1 organic lemon
- 125 grams of oats
- Half a liter of mineral water
Chop the apples and put them in the blender together with the mineral water and oats. Mix until you get a smooth consistency, and then pour the mixture into a large glass. Next, squeeze the juice from the lemon directly into the glass, and mix again.
How to Use
Drink this smoothie once a day for a week. You can drink it in the morning or before going to bed. Add some ice if you want a cool drink. You can drink the smoothie for another week after making a pause of several days.