5 Metabolism-Boosting Drinks To Energise Your Day
Here’s the thing about mornings: not everyone likes to wake up early, but you’re expected to be up and about for school, work, or errands. While most adults reach for a cup of coffee to get their much-needed dose of caffeine, having too many in a day can be damaging in the long run. This isn’t to say that you should give up on your cup of joe forever. In fact, this is meant to encourage you to try other drinks that can potentially energise you the way coffee can.
There are days you wake up bloated, and that is caused by several things, like eating too much fatty foods, indigestion, and constipation. All in all, what you eat is one contributor as to why your stomach feels swollen and why you feel stuffed. Some studies say that coffee can boost metabolism, but it may only be true if you don’t feel bloated. Coffee is acidic and can trigger heartburn or indigestion.
When on a holiday in the alps, you want to make the most of your day to fit in as many activities or excursions in. For days like these, it’s better to drink plain water or whip up a tonic that can help your body’s bloating issues. Check out the list below for recipes.
Lemon and Hot Water
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Mornings after a night of indulging in alcohol and fatty food can be rough, especially if you’re no longer in your early years. One of the best ways to get rid of that hangover is drinking a cup of hot water with lemon. The beverage helps speed up metabolism and detoxifies the liver, which can help your system get rid of the alcohol and the calories of the food you binged.
The great thing about this drink is that you only need two things to make it. These may already be in your kitchen. For maximum effect, drink lemon and hot water a few minutes after waking up.
Raspberry, Lime, and Ginger Detox Drink
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Summers call for cold and refreshing drinks, and during that time, raspberries are in season. Take advantage of the seasonal fruit, and combine it with lime and ginger to make a detox drink. According to the nutrition twins, this drink is hard to mess up, and the ingredients don’t need exact measurements. You have full control over the portions.
The lime helps flush out the bloated feeling and is a great source of vitamin C. The raspberries are anti-aging and help flavor the drink. Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties to help with tummy troubles. Once the drink is made, you can add fresh mint leaves as a garnish.
Matcha Latte with Coconut Oil
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Matcha green tea has been around for years, and many have turned to this wonder powder to satiate their caffeine cravings. There’s a reason matcha is called a superfood; the bountiful benefits found in a few grams of the substance are well-documented and praised by scientists and health experts. Matcha has a high concentration of antioxidants, which boost metabolism and support weight loss.
This recipe combines matcha with coconut oil, another superfood. If you need a pick-me-up drink or a health-boost beverage, you needn’t look far. There are many variations of this recipe, and you have the choice to sweeten it or leave it as it is.
Apple and Cinnamon Water
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As the name implies, you only need apple and cinnamon sticks to make this flavoured detox water. According to the instructions here, you can easily create a gallon per batch. All you need to do is boil water, reduce it to simmering, and then add the apples and cinnamon sticks. Simmer it for 15 minutes, and strain the liquid into a container.
It is meant to be drunk cold, but if you want a hot beverage, you can heat it up as well. Feel free to add extra apple slices and cinnamon sticks in your glass for presentation.
Refreshing Strawberry-Basil Water
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Make summers more refreshing with strawberry-basil water in the mornings. Strawberries help in the production of fat-burning hormones that aid metabolism, and basil leaves flush out toxins from the body while adding a fresh taste. With these two together, you’ll be hydrated and energised for the day. Click here for the recipe. You could even find some wild alpine strawberries when on your Peak Adventures holiday in the French Alps.
Move to Boost Your Metabolism
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These drinks may help with your metabolism and release that much-needed energy for the day. Engaging in physical activities to burn more calories is the best idea. Cycling to work for example, instead of using a vehicle is a great way to get places efficiently and environmentally friendly, whilst also getting your body in action.
There are many routine activities that you can do to keep the sedentary lifestyle at bay. You can also pull up stats by installing a suitable power meter to your bike or a fitness tracker so that you can gauge your performance and find ways to improve.
Most importantly, the proper amount of rest is essential for the body. On top of having the right amount of sleep, it’s essential to relieve the body of sore muscles. Using topical relief gels and massages might be helpful.
Let’s drink to a healthy life! What are your go-to beverages that help with weight loss or metabolism? Share your recipes below.