When the summer season is in full swing, and we all want to wear short dresses and swimsuits! If few extra pounds embarrass you, do this rigorous regime or remain with unresolved frustrations. Drink this beverage for 5 days in a row. Then make a break for 10 days and repeat if you still have to lose more weight.
• 2 oz parsley
• 1 lemon
• 1 cup water
Chop the parsley and squeeze the lemon juice. Mix these two ingredients and add water.
This drink accelerates digestion, helps remove excess fat and provides the necessary vitamins and minerals.
Lemon helps to lose weight for many reasons. It is first rich in pectin, a fiber that decreases appetite and slows the passage of the fats and sugars into the body. It also helps with digestion: lemon juice helps the body get rid of organic waste by making the liver secrete acids important for digestion. And finally, it is an excellent diuretic which therefore promotes the removal of toxins. We must not forget the importance of vitamin C in the lemon juice. When the body gets its daily intake of this vitamin, it burns more fat. Vitamin C also promotes the conversion of neurotransmitters if overweight: it releases more dopamine and serotonin, both hormones that reduce cravings.
Known for over 5000 years by the Greeks and Romans, parsley becomes staple condiment in Western Europe in the 15th and 16th century.
This aromatic plant that is valued for its taste has other virtues, including health regime. It is actually extraordinarily rich in nutrients. 100 g of parsley provides 200 mg of vitamin C (twice the lemon), 60 mg of provitamin A, 240 mg of calcium and 19.2 mg iron.
Parsley is known for its diuretic and detoxifying action thanks to some of its compounds such as flavonoids apioside with recognized diuretic properties, also thanks to the apiol, an aromatic substance, and its richness in potassium. These components cleanse and purify the body from toxins and reduce the accumulation of fluids.