Good health and good sense are two of the life’s greatest blessings – Publilius Syruis
A fit body and good health are vital to performing the day to day functions with energy and zeal for people of all age groups. The mental health is greatly impacted by our physical health levels and vice versa. Exercising can help us to gain a fit body, but no amount of exercise can overrun a bad diet. Nutritionists all around the world emphasize on the importance of a good fulfilling diet, that should empower and nourish the body without falling under the fads of strict restrictions, limitations or depriving oneself. Diet plays a major role in losing the body fat.
However, the stubborn belly fat is usually the last to leave and can be difficult to get rid of, but not impossible. High belly fat is associated with heart diseases. As they say- Abs are made in the kitchen, there are a variety of readily available kitchen ingredients that can help accelerate the process of losing belly fat.
Below are our top 5 tried and tested ingredients that not only boost the fat loss process but are overall beneficial for the body.
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Consuming juice of half a lemon in a cup of water boosts the process of burning fat and helps your midsection get slimmer in no time. It basically aids the removal of toxins from the body, helping with the digestion process and metabolism, and enabling the liver to function at its best. Add a spoonful of honey to it for increased benefits.
Cinnamon is commonly known as “DaalChini” in Indian households and is used in various savory dishes because of its wonderful aroma and taste. Cinnamon is believed to imitate the biological activity of insulin, boosting the metabolism and decreasing the sugar levels of blood. Additionally, it is great source of anti-oxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, protects brain functions and fights infections and allergies. So add a teaspoon of cinnamon to your hot milk or coffee and enjoy the benefits.
Ginger is a natural appetite suppressor, hunger satisfier and has been used in Ayurveda for holistic health care. You can make ginger tea by adding a few slices of it to hot boiled water. Let it infuse for a few minutes, you can add honey to sweeten it a bit. Ginger also fights infections and boosts immunity, buy organic ginger as far as possible.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Adding one to two teaspoons of ACV to a cup of water and consuming it before meals can help work wonders. ACV is a good source of pectin, which makes you feel fuller and satisfied for a very long time. It helps with protein and iron utilization, simulates digestion and is a great source of potassium too.
Yogurt, also known as ‘Dahi’ is a lean protein probiotic food that provides all the benefits of dairy products with minimal calories. Is is naturally high in calcium and each 1 cup has 300 mg of calcium and 8-13 gms of protein. Use yogurt as salad dressings instead of readymade salad dressings. Yogurt is also easy on the stomach and helps aid digestion.
If you incorporate the above ingredients in your daily diet and improve your overall lifestyle, you will surely and steadily lose your body fat along with tough belly fat. Not only will these ingredients help with weight loss, but will also help control diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure and lower the risk of heart diseases, leading to overall improved quality of life.