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5 Best Drinks for Weight Loss

Friday, 19 Nov 2010 03:50 PM

A number of drinks can help you lose weight. However, we tend to drink a lot of beverages that contain lots of sugar and calories that are not good for the body. Here’s a list of the five best drinks for losing weight:

1. Water 
Pure and simple, water is the single best drink for losing weight. A dieter is advised to drink at least eight glasses of water per day.  Research indicates that we often confuse thirst signals with hunger signals. So, before you get ready to have a big meal, a better idea would be to wait for a short while and drink a glass of water or a water-based smoothie instead. Drinking ice-cold water helps you burn 62 calories a day. That amounts to an amazing 430 calories per week!
2. Green Tea
There are plenty of healthy tea options available. However, only a few of them can be made without using any sugar. The best teas that promote weight loss are tasty herbal teas. These don't require milk; all you need to do is drop the tea bag in boiling hot water for a couple of minutes and let it simmer. If you want to drink it cold, add a few ice cubes. A green tea smoothie is also a great weight loss option that has a lot of antioxidants which promote good health.
3.  Fruit Juices
While a juice is a good weight loss option, check the nutritional information on the label before drinking lots of it every day. Most processed fruit juices don’t use any natural fruit pulp. They have high amounts of sugar, which might render your diet useless. Natural fruit juices are your best choice. Vegetable juice smoothies are also a good option because they use less sugar for sweetening.

4. Milk 
Not all milk is laden with calories. The right milk can actually help you lose weight. Non-fat, skim, and low-fat milk smoothies add strength to the bones and are highly nutritious.
5. Lemonade
A combination of lemonade with sparkling water can work wonders for you. All you need is a slice of lemon tossed in a glass of sparkling water and you have yet another fat-free option.
So, the next time you think about losing weight, pay attention to what you drink along with what you eat!

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