When it comes to losing weight, people are ready for anything! But the secret to prevent the accumulation of fat is simple: eat healthy and exercise! As easy as it may seem, some people still don’t do that. If you are in this situation, this recipe is for you. Here’s a very easy drink to prepare to accelerate the weight loss process!
Regardless of the unattractive appearance, weight gain can lead to many health problems including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, high blood pressure and many others.
Poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle are the main causes of weight gain, but other factors may also be responsible for fat accumulation, including:
- Lack of sleep
- Hormonal changes
However, to prevent weight gain, it is very important to make changes in your lifestyle. Therefore you must adopt a healthy and balanced diet that gives your body the nutrients it needs, and regular physical activity which prevents the accumulation of fats and helps them burn faster. Proper hydration is also important. Our body consists of 60% water, and expels about ½ gallon a day. We must therefore replace the water we lose, to avoid dehydration.
All these tips are essential in order to lose weight, but there are some tricks to boost this process. Below we offer an effective drink to burn fat, based on a single ingredient: flaxseed.
The health benefits of flaxseed
Flaxseeds provide a multitude of health benefits. Considered a super food, they are rich in essential nutrients and possess anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Indeed, they contain various minerals (calcium, iron, potassium, etc.), proteins, and soluble fiber. The latter are able to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and regulate blood pressure.
Flax seeds also are rich in omega-3 acid and more particularly alpha-linoleic acid, a fatty acid which can’t be synthesized by the body. It is therefore important to provide it, through food. Fatty acids play an important role in protecting the heart and arteries and therefore prevent occurrence of cardiovascular disease.
These seeds also help reduce the level of sugar in the blood and help eliminate fat and toxins from the body, making it an excellent choice for people wanting to lose weight.
Flaxseed, a slimming ally
The flax seeds are high in fiber, substances that are low in calories but have an effective satiating power because they are slowly absorbed by the body. In other words, you’ll eat less because you will have a longer feeling of satiety.
The antioxidant properties of flax seeds also help boost the metabolism and promote fat burning.
So there are many reasons to include these super-seeds in your diet, and take advantage of their multiple benefits and promote weight loss. Here is a flaxseed-based beverage to melt fat and lose a pound more.
- 3 tablespoons of flaxseed
- 4 cups of water
Bring the water to a boil and add three tablespoons of flaxseed. Let the preparation rest overnight in a thermos. If you do not have thermos, you can always use a jar with lid. The next day, filter the mixture. You will get slightly thick liquid.
Do not prepare large quantities and do not store the drink for several days, the drink must be consumed fresh! So prepare it every night before you go to bed, and drink it the next day.
This drink should be consumed 3-4 times a day, before each meal, for a period of 10 days. For best results, you need to do 3-5 treatments, but always be sure to space them at least 10 days apart. You should also consume plenty of water during this period.
It is possible to add some stevia to naturally sweeten this drink.
This tea is a healthy and effective way to burn fat, because it acts as an appetite suppressant. By following the treatment as indicated, you will see positive results, not only on your weight but also on your skin. The skin will become firmer, which will prevent sagging, often associated with weight loss. This drink is also good for cellulite, which becomes less visible.
Flaxseed consumption is not recommended for children under 6 and for people with intestinal diverticula because it can cause inflammation. Flax seeds are also not recommended for people prone to thyroid disorders.