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9 Healthy Drinks You Can Add to Your Diet ...

By Mercy

Juices keep our bodies hydrated and usually taste good. The problem is that their good taste almost always comes from sugars and other weight gaining sweeteners. There are however healthy drinks that you can enjoy even if you’re on a diet. Here are 9 such drinks perfect for weight loss.

1 Vegetable Juices

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Vegetable juices are just as tasty as fruit juices but with almost half the calories. Vegetables do not inherently contain the amount of sugars that fruits do so if you replace your daily fresh fruit juice with a healthy vegetable one, you are on the right track.

2 Fruit Smoothies

Fruit smoothies are delicious and healthy for the whole family to enjoy. Add a little skim milk to your favorite fruits and pop them in the blender for this delectable treat. Take care not to add any sugar, honey or any other sweetener.

3 Espresso

If you are a coffee lover and on a diet, you might find yourself quite miserable if you restrict coffee. The key is to drink the appropriate quantities in moderation. Plain black coffee up to 3 times a day without any sugar added is a healthy addition to your diet.

4 Green Tea

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Green tea is known to be an excellent antioxidant as it contains a number of positive properties that will work well for your body and its metabolism. It controls your risk of diabetes and also improves your body’s ability to burn fat by approximately 40%.

5 Skim Milk

Skim milk is a great refresher but should be drunk in moderation. 2 glasses a day is a good approach as anything more can cause you to gain weight. However milk without sugar has some useful properties like helping to breakdown the fat in your body and providing vital nutrients.

6 Lemon and Honey

Starting your day with a squeeze of lemon, a spoon full of honey and some hot water can yield massive benefits for any weight loss program. The healthy combination of all three components work well on any empty stomach to boost your metabolism right from the moment you wake up.

7 Watermelon Juice

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Watermelon is one of those fruits that is naturally sweet and contains a lot of water. If you pop a few slices of watermelon into the blender, you won’t need to add anything more as the juice that emerges will be not only delicious but enough to fill a tall glass.

8 Coconut Water

There are a number of therapeutic components contained in coconut water making it an excellent beverage to drink while on a diet. It acts as a dehydrator and prevents water retention in your body. Of course it needs to be drunk in moderation, not more than once a day as too much of it can cause you to gain weight.

9 Water

3 liters of water a day is essential for any weight loss plan. Water keeps your body invigorated, refreshed and prevents retention. Drink plenty of water all through the day and keep it going for the rest of your life.

Keeping your body hydrated is an important ingredient in any weight loss diet. With the suggestions provided above, you should be able to do so without a problem.

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