Juices can be a quick and convenient way to add extra nutrients to your diet and help with weight loss. However, some juices are high in sugar and low in fiber, which can increase your calorie intake and even lead to weight gain over time. This is especially true of many store-bought fruit juices, which are often loaded with sugar, artificial flavors, and preservatives. Luckily, there are many healthy and delicious juices you can make at home with a few simple ingredients and a juicer. You can also use a blender. This method is preferable as it contains more fiber, which can help promote feelings of fullness and control your hunger.
Here are 8 of the best juices for weight loss
1. Celery Juice
Celery juice has recently become a popular ingredient among health-conscious consumers. Not only is it low in calories, but it’s also over 95% water.
Choosing low calorie dense foods and drinks can have a positive impact on weight and fat loss. Celery juice is also an excellent source of antioxidants and beneficial botanicals that may help reduce oxidative stress and fight inflammation.
2. Beet juice
Athletes often consume beetroot juice when they want to improve their performance. In fact, this juice contains beneficial compounds like dietary nitrates. Dietary nitrates can help increase muscle efficiency and endurance, as well as lower blood pressure by widening your blood vessels. Plus, whole beets are low in calories and high in fiber, which can help promote regularity, slow stomach emptying, and keep you feeling full longer to help manage weight. Because most fiber is removed during the juicing process, beet juice generally does not contain large amounts of this nutrient. That means it’s a lower-calorie, more nutritious juice option if you’re looking to lose weight.
3. Pomegranate Juice
Not only is pomegranate juice delicious and refreshing, but it’s also a healthy, low-calorie drink that can help you lose weight. Some research suggests that pomegranate may help prevent blood sugar spikes and drops that could otherwise lead to increased hunger pangs. In fact, a study of 16 people found that the antioxidants in pomegranate juice stabilized blood sugar levels after eating bread, which might otherwise have caused blood sugar levels to spike.
4. Green Vegetable Juice
Although the exact ingredients of green juices can vary, most contain leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach, or cabbage. These ingredients are high in fiber, low in sugar and packed with anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Interestingly, studies show that increasing fruit and vegetable intake may be associated with lower body weight and a reduced risk of weight and fat gain over time. Plus, green juices are easy to customize to suit your tastes by adding your favorite ingredients.
For an easy green juice you can make at home, try mixing together spinach, cucumber, green apples, and celery, then enjoy. By using a blender instead of a juicer, you get all the nutrients and fiber from the green leaves. This makes the juice even more filling and promotes weight loss.
5. Watermelon Juice
Watermelon juice is sweet, refreshing, and highly nutritious. In addition to being low in calories, watermelon is an excellent source of heart-healthy micronutrients like potassium and vitamins A and C, antioxidants that help boost the immune system. It also has high water content, which can help you lose weight and feel fuller.
A 4-week study of 33 people gave participants 2 cups (300 grams) of fresh watermelon each day. They found significant reductions in body weight, abdominal fat, hunger, and cravings compared to participants in a control group
6. Lime Ginger Juice
Lime ginger juice can be a vibrant and delicious addition to a healthy weight loss diet. Lemons, in particular, can help add a tangy flavor to your drink while providing some extra antioxidants. Some human and animal studies also show that ginger may help boost metabolism, reduce appetite, and promote weight loss. Alternatively, green vegetables like spinach or kale, when blended rather than juiced, can increase your fiber intake and keep you feeling full between meals. To start, simply add a small handful of peeled ginger, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and 1 cup (30 grams) of raw spinach to your food processor and puree.
7. Carrot Juice
Carrot juice is a nutrient-dense drink with lots of vitamin A and other healthy carotenoids in every serving. Blending your carrots instead of juicing them can also help increase your fiber intake to improve feelings of fullness and regulate your appetite. In addition, carrots are high in carotenoids, a type of plant pigment found in many fruits and vegetables. Interestingly, an 8-week study of 28 obese men found that those who drank a carotenoid-rich beverage daily had a significant reduction in abdominal fat.
8. Apple juice and kale
Apple and kale juice can be a healthy, high-fiber alternative to store-bought sugary fruit juices. Kale, in particular, contains nearly a gram of fiber per cup (21 grams). Studies have shown that it helps stabilize blood sugar levels after meals.
Apples are also high in fiber and a variety of other nutrients. Their consumption is associated with increased weight loss and improved nutritional quality in both children and adults.
To make kale apple juice at home, simply blend a handful of kale leaves with a few sliced apples. You can boost the flavor and health benefits even further by adding other ingredients like celery, lemon juice, ginger, or carrots.
* Presse Santé strives to convey health knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE can the information given replace the advice of a doctor.
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