According to the study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, if you consume 500ml of cold water you will help speed up your metabolism by up to 30%, with this you can burn more calories naturally and therefore lose weight.

Know the best 4 cold drinks to lose weight

If you want a healthy alternative to hydrate yourself in hot weather, or you simply want to add a new flavor to your diet and also lose weight, we present four delicious options.

1. Yerba mate iced tea

Emardo Villanueva, nutritionist at the Hospital Clínico de la Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile, indicates that by consuming it you lose weight because it has the property of inhibiting appetite, in addition to increasing the water levels in your body.

To consume it, you only need to prepare the tea in the traditional way and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes, or add ice until it is cold enough. Add a few drops of lemon if desired, for a fresher flavor.

2. Cucumber water with chia

This drink apart from being delicious and refreshing, has two of the foods that have high properties to lose weight.

On the one hand, according to research published in the British Journal of Nutrition, chia seeds have an excellent ability to accelerate metabolism , thus increasing the burning of fat , especially that located in the waist and abdomen.

3. Alfalfa water with lemon

Thanks to the fact that the base of this drink is lemon, it can help you lose weight. It is indicated to accelerate the burning of calories.

Additionally, alfalfa is rich in nutrients, especially minerals. Bruce Fite, nutritionist author of “Eat Fat Look Thin: A Safe and Natural Way to Lose Weight Permanently,” explains that a lack of these leads to sweet cravings, which lead to weight gain. Consuming the legume will help you avoid them.

4. Melon and mint sorbet


The ingredients you need are 500gr. of melon pulp, ½ cup of mint leaves, muscovado sugar, half a glass of water.

Prepare a syrup with the muscovado sugar and water, boil for five minutes. Remove from heat and add the pureed melon pulp and minced mint. Refrigerate until almost frozen and then beat, repeat every 15 min. Until completely frozen, layer and garnish.

This drink is good because it is very low in calories, according to Raquel Nogués, head of the Nutrition Unit of the Teknon Medical Center, melon is a fruit with very little caloric content (100gr contain 31kcal); remember not to overdo it.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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