With the mercury rising, and the intense heat wave covering the entire nation, people are looking for various ways to get relief from the heat, and they are resorting to soft drinks, such as soft drinks and soft drinks, to quench their thirst and get temporary relief from the scorching summer. But these sweetened beverages are generally considered bad for weight loss because they come loaded with sugar and are high in calories. Consuming large amounts of added sugars can lead to weight gain because they provide empty calories without making you feel full, which leads to an overall higher calorie intake, making it difficult to achieve the calorie deficit needed for weight loss. Moreover, the high sugar content of soft drinks can lead to cravings for more sugary and unhealthy foods. This can lead to a cycle of over-consumption of high-calorie foods and hinder weight loss efforts. So sweetened and fizzy drinks aside, here are 8 weight-loss-friendly drinks you can sip on this summer without hurting your weight-loss goals. Let’s find out:

8 healthy weight loss drinks to beat the heat

1. Coconut Water:

No one needs to tell you how healthy coconut water is, right? It is a health elixir with a blend of electrolytes and bioactive enzymes like catalase, alkaline phosphatase etc. It hydrates, refreshes and also cools the body. Since the body loses a large amount of electrolytes during summer sweating, coconut water helps replenish electrolytes. Coconut water is naturally low in calories, too. Coconut water contains lauric acid, which helps boost immunity and also boosts metabolism. Also, to fight bloating – sip on a cup of coconut water.

2. Sato Drink:

Sato is a nutritious and refreshing drink that can be enjoyed during the summer. The best thing about Sato is that it is 100% vegan – and very good for vegetarians and vegans as well. Sato is made by roasting and powdering Bengal gram, and in some regions, besan is added for extra flavour. It is popular as a summer drink because it cools the body and replenishes nutrients and minerals lost through sweating and dehydration. With plenty of vitamins, minerals, potassium, magnesium, and of course protein, don’t miss the opportunity to make a satay drink to boost metabolism and aid in the fat burning process. Also Read: “What Makes Sato a Weight Loss Friendly Food?”

3. Ragi Milk Malt:

Ragi malt/ragi ambili is a good option to replace soft drinks in summer. Making this drink involves cooking up the ragi paste and mixing it with buttermilk — simple, right? It is allowed to ferment overnight and makes a probiotic drink, which is great for gut health. Not only is this drink rich in fiber and other nutrients, the addition of milk helps the body cool down in the scorching heat. Ragi, also known as finger millet, is a nutritional powerhouse; There are a lot of nutrients like fiber, calcium, potassium, etc., packed into those little grains. Millet such as ragi is a preferred choice for people with gluten intolerance. With a low glycemic index, it does not cause a sharp rise in blood sugar levels which is why it is a good choice for diabetics as well. Also read: “5 ways to include ragi in your weight loss regimen.”

4. Plain Butter/Chatcha:

Milk has a cooling effect on the body. It helps lower body temperature and provides relief from the heat. Buttermilk is often made by fermenting milk, which introduces beneficial bacteria known as probiotics. These probiotics promote a healthy gut microbiome, aid digestion, and support overall gut health. Proper digestion is essential, especially during the summer when our digestive system gets affected by the heat. Yogurt is a good source of essential nutrients such as calcium, potassium, and vitamin B12. These nutrients are important for maintaining overall health and supporting bodily functions. Curd is generally lower in calories compared to other dairy-based drinks. It can be a good option for those watching their calorie intake while still enjoying a refreshing drink.
Buttermilk is also known as chaach, in the northern states of the country, and is consumed as a stand-alone drink or served alongside meals.

5. Iced Green Tea:

Green tea is the most popular beverage among fitness enthusiasts and its effects on weight loss and overall health have been unanimously praised by health experts. Green tea contains antioxidants and can help boost metabolism. But in the summer, how do you make that cup of green tea refreshing? basic! Brew a cup of green tea, let it cool down, add ice cubes, and enjoy it as a refreshing iced tea.

6. Saturated Water:

Infused water is a great way to add flavor to plain water without any extra calories. You can try combinations like cucumber and mint, lemon and ginger, or strawberry and basil. Simply add the ingredients to a jug of water, let it steep in the fridge overnight, and have it whenever you feel thirsty.

7. Lemon Sparkling Water:

Do you still miss sparkling soft drinks? Sparkling water is a great zero-calorie alternative to sugary soft drinks. Squeeze some fresh lemon, lime, or orange juice into the sparkling water to make yourself a refreshing drink.

8. Plain Water:

Last but not least, sip on plain water to hydrate and rejuvenate yourself. Experts recommend drinking at least 8 glasses of water, and in summer, drinking water throughout the day to prevent dehydration, flush out toxins, and even relieve symptoms of bloating.

Remember, while these drinks can be beneficial for weight loss, it is essential to eat healthy while maintaining a calorie-reduced diet and incorporating regular exercise to achieve your weight loss goals. The Rati Beauty Diet is a weight loss program designed to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals, including during the summer season. Subscribe to Rati beauty app For your diet plans for weight loss.

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