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Top 5 low-calorie summer drinks

Beat the summer heat while you shed the extra kilos…learn more…

Tuesday, 4th May 2021

For those who are trying to shed their extra pounds, counting the calories while consuming food every day is crucial for maintaining a healthy body weight. However, many of us think that calories come from only the solid foods we consume. But, this is a wrong notion. Drinks too are loaded with calories. Plain water is the only drink that’s devoid of calories. Juice shakes and all other drinks definitely come with a certain amount of calories. Therefore, counting the calories from various drinks is equally important.

In the summer months particularly, it is vital on one’s part to watch out for the calories in the various juices and shakes one takes to fight dehydration. Most of the juices or other drinks available in the market are full of calories and one needs to be sufficiently mindful while adding those to the daily diet. Here are the top 5 low-calorie drink options that you could try this summer while trying to trim down…read on:

Beetroot Juice

Beetroot juice is an amazing immunity-enhancing drink and contains only traces of calories. It is loaded with both insoluble as well as soluble fiber and is thus excellent for smooth bowel movements. Also, beetroot juice is rich in nutrients such as iron, manganese, folate, potassium, and Vitamin C. Being fiber-loaded beetroot juice can promote satiety and can also help in muscle recovery post-workout.

Cucumber Juice

The water and fiber content of this fruit is pretty high and that makes it an excellent option for beating summertime dehydration. The fiber in the fruit curbs appetite and keeps unhealthy munching at bay. The number of calories in the fruit is low enough and this makes cucumber great for helping one shed the excess kilos. You can drink cucumber juice every day when you are on a weight loss diet. Adding few drops of lemon juice and crushed mint leaves to the cucumber drink can improve its taste and refreshing quality.

Also Read: Following a high-protein diet for weight loss? Know about the Dos and Don’ts.

Watermelon Juice

Watermelon is a naturally sweet fruit consisting of about 94% water.  The juice of watermelon is loaded with fiber and is an excellent appetite suppressant. The watermelon juice is loaded with minerals, vitamins, and electrolytes. It makes a refreshing and hydrating summer drink. Adding few crushed mint leaves into the juice can boost its refreshing quotient as well as its taste.

Orange Juice

Orange is a negative calorie fruit and is ideal for facilitating weight loss. Freshly juiced oranges can give you a tangy flavored low-calorie drink. It’s a refreshing drink and is a healthy alternative to the high-calorie fizzy drink. However, you have to take it unsweetened.  Only then can you experience the benefits of this nutrient-rich, refreshing drink!

Mango Shake

Mango is one of the most popular summer fruits and is loved by all. Thus, making a mention of the refreshing Mango Shakes is quite relevant in this context. The pulpy, yellowish-orange fruit, also referred to as the ‘King of Fruits’, is rich in essential minerals and vitamins like Folate, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K. Drinking Mango Shakes made without sugar and with low-fat milk can curb your appetite, and promote heart, hair and skin health.

The News Talkie Bureau


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