A healthy balanced diet is essential for good health and prevention of accumulation of fat. But there are some natural tips that can accelerate the weight loss process. Here is a juice that will help you lose several pounds!
A weight loss juice
This juice is tomato-based; it is rich in vitamins and minerals to strengthen the functioning of the body but also to speed up the metabolism. Here is the recipe:
- 13 pounds tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons stevia or honey (to balance the acidity of the tomato)
- 2 tablespoons salt (sea salt or Himalayan salt)
Wash the tomatoes, peel them and put them in a blender, blend well. Add salt and stevia. Pour the mixture into a large saucepan and cook, stirring constantly, for 10 minutes. Let it cool for few minutes and pour into glass jars. Put them in the refrigerator. You can drink this tomato drink several times during the day, before meals or at the gym, for 10 days. Then have one week break and repeat the treatment.
Tomatoes are prized for their benefits to the body. They are rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium and antioxidant vitamins (A, E and C) that help keep the eyes healthy and strengthen the immune system. Their antioxidant properties protect the healthy cells in the body from damage caused by free radicals.
Tomato, an important source of lycopene
Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, an antioxidant that gives them the red color. This compound helps prevent several dangerous disorders such as certain types of cancer, including prostate cancer. Indeed, a study conducted by researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Oxford and Cambridge, published in the Journal of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention, showed that consumption of two tomatoes per day helps reduce the risk of prostate cancer in man. To prove this, the scientists studied the cases of 14,000 men aged 50 to 69 years. They found that this ingredient reduces the risk of cancer by 18%.
Besides their richness in antioxidants, tomatoes also help lower bad cholesterol levels and limit the deposition of lipids in the artery walls to prevent heart disease. This food is also effective against pain. Indeed, it is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that, thanks to its content of antioxidants such as carotenoids and flavonoids, helps relieve pain caused by disorders such as rheumatism.
Tomato and weight loss
A study conducted at the Medical University in Taiwan showed that tomato juice plays an important role in the weight loss process. Scientists have offered 25 women aged between 20 and 30 years to drink a glass of tomato juice every day for two months. They noticed a significant decrease in the waist line and a loss of at least 2 lbs. Indeed, the richness in vitamin C in the tomato helps boost the metabolism. Furthermore, its antioxidant content, including lycopene, promotes good blood circulation, prevents the accumulation of lipids and helps regulate fat. The scientists also noted that this drink strengthens the immune system, keeps the heart healthy, solves digestive disorders and improves the skin tone.
However, for best results, regular physical activity and a balanced diet is recommended.