Cleansing Smoothie to Reduce Abdominal Fat and Bloating
Instead of drinking flavored water or "light" sport drinks,consider turning to homemade natural smoothies.
Many people have the goal of eliminating fat, reducing stomach inflammation, and cleansing the colon to have a slim and healthy figure. To help work towards this goal, we’ve suggested some homemade drinks, such as the natural shake we’ll discuss below.
Although this drink, with a balanced diet, can contribute to working towards these goals, we should clarify that by itself, it’s not capable of making a person lose weight.
This natural smoothie for cleansing the colon is made by combing several ingredients with properties that help digestion. They do this by stabilizing intestinal movement and reducing inflammation of the abdomen.
The detoxification process lasts two weeks, during which time one should avoid consuming dairy, as well as fried foods, saturated and trans fats, packaged foods (which are rich in sodium and sugar), and ultra-processed foods.
To better understand the benefits provided, we’re going to go over the properties of each of these ingredients in detail.
Benefits of pineapple
Pineapple is a tropical fruit characterized by its high water content, digestive enzymes, and antioxidant substances. According to the Spanish Nutrition Foundation, it contains iodine, vitamin C, and bromelain, an enzyme that has an analgesic effect that may be able to provide other benefits.
Nearly 85% of it made up of water, which explains why it’s so low in calories and is such a powerful diuretic.
Benefits of cucumber
Made up of 97% water, cucumbers are an extremely light and refreshing fruit that are often included in diets aimed at weight loss.
They have the diuretic strength of stabilizing liquid production within the body, and they fight high levels of inflammation, which is why people often include them in different natural smoothies to cleanse the colon, reduce inflammation of the abdomen, and eliminate fat.
However, it’s not a food especially rich in any nutrient. The Spanish Nutrition Foundation indicates that they contain a certain amount of potassium and vitamin C.
Benefits of apples
Apples are fruits rich in pectin, a type of dietary fiber that regulates intestinal movement. It is also shown that with regular consumption within a balanced diet it can contribute to a balance of glucose and cholesterol levels in the blood. For this reason, we’ve included it as an ingredient for preparing a natural smoothie, like the one we’ll mention later.
Benefits of oranges
People know that oranges a great source of vitamin C. However, this fruit is also rich in flavonoids and carotenoids.
According to FEN experts, oranges contain other vitamins such as vitamin A (33 micrograms) and vitamin B, especially biotin and folic acid (37 micrograms).
It’s true that when squeezed and consumer in the form of juice, it’s rich in sugars, but these aren’t harmful is you consume them moderately within a balanced diet.
In addition, it’s important to remember that sugars in fruit are a good source of energy to take advantage of before doing a workout, going for a run, or playing sports.
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The recipe for this smoothie is very easy to prepare. Combine the flavor of various fruits and the result is simply delicious. We should note that it’s not mandatory to use all the ingredients we mention, but we recommend you avoid any added sugars or sweeteners to the drink.
‘You will need:
- 1 slice of pineapple
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 green apple
- 3 tablespoons of aloe vera (30 grams)
- Juice from 1 orange
- 1/2 glass water (100 mL)
- Wash the cucumber and apple well.
- Next, cut the cucumber into slices. You don’t have to remove the skin.
- Now, take the apple, extract the core and seeds, and cut it into pieces.
- Squeeze the orange juice and then set aside.
- Then, cut the pineapple slices into small cubes.
- Add all the ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
- Serve and enjoy along with a meal of a snack, or as a refreshing drink after training.
This natural smoothie can be a good alternative to store-bought beverages, such as juices, teas, flavored water, and soft drinks. These are usually rich in sugars and sodium. In fact, these two elements that can sabotage your plane to lose weight or maintain it.
Consume these homemade smoothies in moderation and always try to maintain a balanced diet, according to the needs of your body.
To find out what the best meal plan is for you, consult a nutritionist.