Let’s look at the ingredients in this flat tummy water recipe:
They are low in calories, act as a diuretic, high in dietary in fiber, and help keep the body alkaline. Cucumbers are a perfect weight loss food.
A study from the Institute for Human Nutrition at Columbia University showed that when participants drank a hot beverage with ginger, they felt more full and had less chance of overeating.
They are high in pectin fiber, which helps suppress food cravings. It also helps the body eliminate waste products by cleansing and detoxifying it. Lemons are alkaline forming and will aid with weight loss.
You may not have thought of mint as an appetite suppressant, but it is. Not only will it give the water a refreshing flavor it will stop food cravings too.
Water is life. It keeps the body hydrated, which is important because dehydration can slow down the fat burning process. It lubricates joints and muscles during exercise and helps the blood supply oxygen to muscles. Water also helps feel full during meals, so we don’t overeat.
In a pitcher or mason jar, add the following:
- 6 cups of filtered water
- 1 tbsp of grated ginger
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 1 lemon, sliced
- 1/2 cup of mint leaves
Let the mixture infuse overnight
Drink it all the next day and enjoy!
If you don’t finish it all, please keep it refrigerated. it keeps up to 2 days. It is recommended to stop after 4 weeks.