Healthy Smoothie to Shed Weight and Retained Fluids

· July 29, 2017
This smoothie will help you speed up your metabolism and lose weight while filling you up and helping flush retained fluids out of your body.

We invite you to try this recipe. You’ll see for yourself this smoothie made from pineapple, coconut and ginger is not only healthy but also wonderfully delicious! This drink will help you burn more calories and shed the retained fluids that make you look bigger than you are.

Say No to “Miracle” Diets

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The best way to lose weight is to switch out foods that make you put on the pounds for healthier ones activating your metabolism.

In today’s world, there are all kinds of “miracle” diets out there promising quick, amazing results.

These diets are usually based on some food that’s good for your health and weight loss. However, they tend to be very restrictive and unbalanced: excessively low in fat and calories.

An effective, healthy diet is one that doesn’t hurt those following it but fills them with energy and optimism while progressively improving their eating.

In other words, the food in these “miracle” diets that’s actually a great way to lose weight more easily should be a part of a balanced diet.

Want to learn more? 4 Common Causes of Weight Gain after a Diet

Lose Weight with Healthy Foods

Next, we’ll highlight three foods that’ll help your body burn calories and fat and eliminate retained fluids.

Coconut

Coconuts are a tropical fruit that’s gotten a bad rap for a long time due to their saturated fat content.

However, over time it has been proven to be a very nutritious food with fats that are good for you and even for weight loss.

When you eat this kind of fat, your body speeds up your metabolism. As a result, you lose weight more easily.

Equeally important is that this food doesn’t promote weight loss if there’s no need to. In this case, it regulates your weight.

When it comes to coconut oil, its health benefits include the following:

  • Helping your heart.
  • Strengthening your immune system.
  • Giving you energy.
  • Keeping your skin healthy.
  • Regulating your thyroid glands. These are sometimes the cause of weight gain.

Pineapple

healthy smoothie

Pineapples are often found in weight-loss diets and are commonly recommended for digestive problems.

This tropical fruit is certainly high in water and fiber; it’s also low in calories.

These characteristics make it an excellent way to satisfy your hunger when you feel like snacking between meals.

It’s also a powerful diuretic. Therefore, eating it regularly helps eliminate retained fluids in your body that cause swelling and bloating in areas such as your legs, belly and face.

Ginger

Ginger is a root that’s used as a spice in many different cultures to give a fresh, spicy kick to foods and help with digestion.

However, in natural medicine, it’s perfect for eliminating toxins and built up fluids to really get your metabolism going.

Your metabolism is in charge of calorie burning. If it’s sped up, then you burn more calories with little effort.

Check this article out: Medicinal Uses of Ginger

Healthy Smoothie for Weight loss

healthy smoothie made from pineapple, ginger and coconut

Ingredients

  • The pulp of half a coconut
  • Half a ripe pineapple
  • A piece of ginger (to taste)
  • 1 liter of water

Note: If you can’t find fresh coconut, then you can use prepared coconut milk in place of the liter of water.

Preparation

  • First, blend the coconut pulp with hot water for a few minutes.
  • Then, add the pineapple and ginger and beat again until mixed fairly well.
  • Following this, strain and, if you like, chill.
  • You can also sweeten it with a bit of stevia, although the pineapple already gives it a natural sweetness.

How Do I Drink It?

Have this healthy smoothie with both diuretic and detoxifying properties over the course of the day like this:

  • 2 cups on an empty stomach, a half hour before breakfast
  • 1 cup at mid-morning
  • Another cup at mid-afternoon

If you drink this healthy smoothie outside of your meals, then you’ll be enhancing its weight-loss effects. Equally important is that you can have it for a week or two several times in a year.

Always accompany this healthy smoothie with a balanced diet.

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