NEW DELHI: A good physique and a well-toned body are achieved by following a strict diet and an intense exercise routine. Your diet does not only comprise of three meals a day but your snacking habit, eating schedule and how well you keep yourself hydrated also play a major role when it is about shedding some kilos. The small tweaks you do in your diet can help a lot in improving your metabolism and burn belly fat. Jaggery and lemon juice water is one such magical Ayurvedic concoction that you must consume daily if you aim to come in shape and burn belly fat.
Loaded with the benefits of Vitamin C, lemon juice keeps you hydrated, increases your metabolism and satiety. Research suggests that polyphenol antioxidants that are commonly found in lemons can help to manage weight efficiently.
Polyphenols suppress the accumulation of fat in the body by increasing fat metabolism, HDL cholesterol and decreasing LDL cholesterol a the same time. Moreover, the antioxidant content in the lemon helps to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Jaggery is a healthy replacement of sugar. It is low in calories and is packed with antioxidants, zinc and selenium, which helps to boost immunity and fight cell-damaging foreign free radicals. It also helps the body by flushing out harmful toxins, which improve your metabolism and aid burning more calories. Eating a small piece of jaggery right after having your meal helps in proper digestion of food. Apart from this, jaggery is also good for cleaning your respiratory and digestive system.
Both lemon and jaggery are known for their nutrient content and is consumed individually when trying to lose weight. But having these two superfoods together can be even more beneficial. Follow these steps to prepare the mixture that can help you cut down belly fat easily.
Directions: Take a glass of warm water and add a teaspoon of lemon juice and a small piece of jaggery in it. Now mix the concoction until the piece of jaggery completely dissolves in the water. Your weight loss drink is ready.
Have this mixture daily in the morning on an empty stomach. You can also add some fresh mint leaves in it for a refreshing flavour. Be mindful about the quantity of jaggery you are adding in your water. It should not make your water taste too sweet. (Agencies)