Before we get started, I need to stress that you’re not going to lose dozens of pounds of fat off your frame just by drinking this; but it has several health benefits in relation to fat loss.
It’s a very simple and hydrating drink you can keep beside you when you work, workout, or with whatever else you could be doing.
I recommend sipping this drink in the morning or early afternoon at the latest as it might interfere with your sleep regimen.
- Boil 250ml of water and pour it into a cup
- Add 2 bags of green tea, let them brew for 30-60 mins — not a typo
- Add chopped ginger (to taste)
- Add a teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
- Grab a 2liter bottle of wattle
- Fill it with 1.5liters of cold water
- Add juice squeezed from one whole lemon
- Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
- Pour the concoction into the water bottle
You can add powdered cayenne peppers or any health-related/vitamin powders if you’re feeling adventurous.
While the thermogenic effect of the green tea may marginally contribute towards fat loss, unless you have the caffeine tolerance of an overworked French philosophy professor, this drink will leave you wired. Being wired will give you the energy to do more stuff, and, in turn, burn more calories.
Green tea is loaded with properties that can help boost your metabolism and body’s fat oxidation. Green tea contains L-Theanine which is has natural anti-anxiety properties helping negate the jitteriness experienced by those who are caffeine sensitive.
Other health benefits range from improved heart health, to cancer risk mitigation, and even combating halitosis!
Like green tea, ginger is another superfood that is often overlooked by many. Ginger, apart from being a potent natural anti-nausea remedy, can lower blood sugar and LDL cholesterol.
If you like to train hard, ginger can also help reduce inflammation and soreness brought about by lifting heavy or competitive sports.
Our favorite desert spice boasts remarkable health benefits, most notably improving insulin sensitivity and glycemic control — especially during temporary periods of insulin resistance when fasting, i.e. sleeping.
Add one to three teaspoons of cinnamon powder a day into your diet for best results. And like green tea and ginger, cinnamon can help prevent the brain from aging prematurely, staving off diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This old remedy was used for thousands of years before reentering public consciousness. Apple cider vinegar is one of the best, cheapest, and easily available supplements you could ever take.
It’s post-meal blood sugar lowering abilities can markedly improve insulin sensitivity — almost on a par with drugs designed to battle Type 2 diabetes.
Apart from its traditionally high levels of vitamin C, lemons are a great source of hydration, can improve skin quality, and, just like green tea, can also help clear up bad breath.
What you didn’t know is that lemons can help improve insulin sensitivity. Anecdotally, lemons can also mitigate the total fat gain from overeating.
While its thermogenic effect can help burn a negligible amount of calories while consuming the pepper, Cayennes contain a triglyceride oil known as “capsaicin” which can aid in decreasing hunger.
Cayenne’s hunger lowering effect is best enjoyed if it is consumed in liquid form.