Having a big belly is something that nobody likes, not only because of appearance, but there are times when it actually can be a problem. You might feel discomfort when you sit, tie your shoes or do other everyday activities.
It would be great if there was some natural solution that can make the belly disappear magically. Well, there is. It is actually a shake that is not only nutritious, but also very beneficial.
All you have to do is to add it to your diet. What is more, you won’t have to worry about calories, because it has only a few. In order to make this fresh drink you will need only 4 ingredients- lemon, cucumber, ginger, and mint.
Why Is This Drink Powerful?
A very high percentage of vitamin C and vitamin B1, like all the citrus fruits, you can find in the lemon. Also, the lemon has many minerals that are important for the normal functioning of our body. Those minerals are sodium, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, fluorine, and phosphorus.
Benefits of The Lemon
-Precepts kidney stones
-Strengthens the immune system, which helps the body not to get sick
-Regulates blood glucose levels
-It is bactericidal
-Helps eliminate toxins from the body
-Strengthens the tonicity of capillaries and blood vessels
-Helps wound healing
When it comes to natural medicine, the lemon helps treat many diseases like constipation, colds, acidosis, pneumonia, insomnia, bronchitis, cavities or sores, asthma, inflammation, flu, rickets, aphonia, anemia, tonsillitis, kidney stones, pleurisy, fever, and hypertension.
The cucumber mostly consists of water and is very low in calories. Around 50 grams of cucumber has only 10 calories. This makes the cucumber a perfect part of your diet because it can help you lose weight and lose belly fat. Eating cucumbers will make you feel full, thus you will eat less than usual.
Benefits of The Cucumber:
-Protects the stomach walls
-Promotes the detoxification of the body
-Reforms the mucus of the digestive system
-Natural diuretic- help fight the retention of liquids and also helps eliminate toxins by increased urination
-Natural laxative- help clean the intestines
-Can help regulates uric acid levels
Note: Avoid cucumbers if you have meteorism, diarrhea, chronic gastritis and irritable bowel.
Because of its specific taste, ginger is mostly used as a spice. What is more, Chinese medicine uses it for treating many diseases. It has anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, it has essential oils, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and minerals.
Ginger Can Help Treat:
-Heart disease – promotes blood circulation
-Respiratory problems – helps expel phlegm
-Common colds and flu
The mint is an aromatic herb that is used in the natural medicine.
-It is good for the respiratory system. The mint has anti-inflammatory properties, and that is why it is good as a remedy that can treat respiratory disease such as a dry cough, bronchitis, etc.
-Mint is antiseptic. It can prevent the harmful microorganisms to develop.
-Mint has ascorbic acid that eases the expulsion of mucus and phlegm, which helps to decongest your sinuses.
-It is good for your skin, because it can help treat skin issues such as eczema.
-Mint is good for your digestive system, it can combat spasms, it can prevent flatulence by getting rid of gases before the swelling symptoms start.
-Fights febrile pictures
-Improves sleep quality and fights insomnia
-Improves the circulation of blood
-Muscle relaxant if consumed in infusions
Mint, Ginger and Cucumber Lemonade
- Leaves of peppermint or fresh mint – 10 leaves
- Water – 2 liters
- Cucumber- 1 medium size
- Lemons – 4 lemons of average size
- Peeled ginger root – 1 inch
How to Make it
First, take one of the lemons and cut it into thin slices, remember the remove the seeds. Then, cut the cucumber into thin slices too.
Squeeze the other 3 lemons. In 2 liters of water put the mint leaves, the lemon juice, the slices of lemon, the slices of cucumber, and the peeled slices of ginger.
Then add a little stevia and remember to mix everything well. Take the drink and put it in your fridge and leave it for at least 6 hours.
After it is cooled, you can strain it or consume it directly. This drink is perfect for people that do not consume the recommended liquid on a daily basis and also for those that do not like to drink water.
Drink it after each meal, throughout the day. This is a one day dose.