When someone is trying to lose weight they are experimenting with everything including food, exercise, counting calories and many other things. However, the one thing many people don’t do is consume honey. Yes, you read it right. The sweet and juicy honey enhances the taste of our dishes, but did you know that it can also help you lose weight?! According to a study published in the American College of Nutrition, honey can reduce appetite. Consuming honey just before bed can increase the number of calories you burn in the first few hours of sleep. Essential hormones in honey can help with weight loss by reducing appetite. It is known to be rich in essential vitamins, minerals and good fats. So, if you are looking to add honey to your weight loss diet, here are some recipes you can try.
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5 honey recipes to lose weight:
1. Honey Cinnamon Water
As we know, honey helps in weight loss, just like cinnamon! One of the healthiest spices – cinnamon, has antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties. It improves insulin sensitivity and metabolism, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
2. Honey and Garlic
This combination might sound a little far-fetched, but its health benefits can do wonders for your body. Garlic has a pungent flavor that may not be consumed as is. But if you mix it with some honey, it becomes delicious! You can mix honey and garlic in some warm water and enjoy.
3. Honey Lemon Water
This is one of the most common recipes out there. You only need two ingredients and some water. One can enjoy this drink at any time of the day. However, we recommend that you take it once a day in the morning.
4. Milk and honey
If you like milk, try drinking it with a tablespoon of organic honey to aid in weight loss. One cup of whole milk yields 7.69 g of protein. Consuming milk can boost metabolism, keep you fuller for longer, reduce belly fat and lower blood pressure.
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5. Green Tea and Honey
Green tea has become an absolute hype in recent years. However, when drinking welcome tea for the first time, you may not be used to a bitter taste. So you can add a little honey to your cup of green tea and enjoy the health benefits of both!
If you’re adding honey to your diet, be sure to have it in moderation!
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