Weight loss: Honey can aid your weight loss journey, wondering how? Read on
What if we tell you that we can combine these two things for you so that while you enjoy the taste of sweetness in your mouth, you end up losing weight?
A spoonful of jam, a scoop of chocolate fudge or a piece of chocolate; our late night cravings revolve around these things. When someone with a sweet tooth has a craving for something sweet, all they need is their tongue to swirl in strong sugary flavour, but then dieting or losing weight gets in the way.
What if we tell you that we can combine these two things for you so that while you enjoy the taste of sweetness in your mouth, you end up losing weight? Honey is the answer, in case you are wondering!
According to the National Honey Board, honey is fat-free, cholesterol-free and sodium-free, and hence, rightly called nature's sweet nectar. But, can you really lose weight with honey? It is believed that drinking warm water with honey along with a tinge of lime early in the morning could be an effective anti-cellulite treatment, as it helps to increase body's metabolism. But, with 64 calories per tablespoon, how can honey help you shed those extra pounds?
Honey helps control your appetite. If you consume honey before bed, your body begins to burn more fat during those early hours of sleep. You can even take a step further and replace all refined sugar in your diet with honey in order to re-balance the brain signal that compels you to consume more sweets.
In India, many people start their day with a warm cup of water mixed with honey and lemon in order to lose weight. Now, honey and lemon are both popularly recognised for their many health benefits. Honey is a powerhouse of antioxidants and flavonoids that help boost one's immunity. It has a low glycaemic index, and hence, does not contribute to calories.
Lemon is a very rich source of vitamin C and works as a detoxifying agent. The pectin fibres present in lemon slow down the digestion of sugars and starches and improve gut health.
Experts say that this potion cleanses the colon and flushes out undigested food and other toxins from the body, improving overall digestion, which further helps in weight loss.
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