5 drinks you must try to maintain a healthy diet

Most of us turn into a crazy calorie-counting freak while eating but we often ignore what we sip.

Most of us turn into a crazy calorie-counting freak while eating but we often ignore what we sip. PHOTO: PININTEREST

In pursuit of a healthy diet, most of us focus on the food we eat, while often ignoring what we drink.

Drinks can be a game-changer when it comes to losing weight and detoxifying the body, as they provide an influx of nutrients that improve our metabolism.

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Here are five drinks which are full of health benefits that you should incorporate into your diet.

1. Mint, melon and lemon slush

A mixture of mint and melon with a tinge of lemon makes the perfect melon slush. Mint has rosmarinic acid which works as an anti-oxidant, protecting skin cells from damage. Melon hydrates your body and promotes smooth digestion, while lemon improves enzyme function.

Mint, melon and lemon slush. PHOTO: HELLAWALA

2. Tomatoes, apples and apple cider vinegar

Tomatoes, apples and few drops of apple cider vinegar cleanse the body, and make you feel full. The folic acid in tomatoes helps provide a smooth flow of nutrients and blood to the brain. Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid which sheds carbs, and the fiber in apples helps lose weight.

Tomatoe and apple juice with apple cider vinegar. PHOTO: PINTEREST

3. Falsay (Grewia asiatica) and ginger

A combination of ginger and falsay will give you true detox bliss. falsay are rich in vitamins and iron which help to eradicate substances that contaminate our body. Ginger contains anti-bacterial agents known to stimulate faster digestion.

Falsay juice with ginger. PHOTO: PINTEREST

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4. Cucumber, avocado, grapes and bottle gourd

When cucumber, grapes, bottle gourd and avocado fuse, they make a delightful green drink. Cucumbers have anti-ageing capabilities. Avocados contain lurtein and zeaxanthin which help minimize tissue damage. Grapes contain antioxidants that protect the body from diseases and reduce constipation. Bottle gourd contains high amount of water and dietary fiber and is famous for causing weight loss.

Cucumber, avocado, grapes and bottle gourd juice. PHOTO: PINTEREST

5. Grape fruits, apples and black pepper

Grape fruits and apples, garnished with black pepper give the ultimate healthy experience. According to a study, grape fruits help in the formation of collagen which is the main support system of the skin. They also contain ursolic acid which lowers the risk of obesity. Fiber in apples helps in digestion, while black pepper helps break down fat cells.

Grape fruit and apple juice. PHOTO: PINTEREST

Happy sipping!

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