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Have you tried this weight loss drink featuring jaggery and lemon?

Enjoy this weight loss concoction every day, preferably in the mornings on an empty stomach. 

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: May 24, 2020 7:10:00 pm
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It is easy to lose track of your health and end up putting on a few extra kilos, especially when in lockdown. But, if you are thinking of staying fit and healthy, you have to be conscious of what you are consuming and how much of physical activities you are getting every day. If weight loss is your prime agenda, here is an interesting concoction that you can easily make at home. The best thing about this drink is that it is both healthy and delicious. Read on.

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The drink contains two primary ingredients — jaggery and lemon. Both of them can be found in almost every Indian kitchen. Individually, they are packed with their own health benefits and together, they make a great team.

It is said that when you add jaggery to the diet, you boost the body’s metabolism, which in turn helps you burn the fat around the belly area faster. And lemon water or lemon juice is anyway considered to be a magical remedy for skin woes. It helps clean the body by flushing out toxins, thereby promoting weight loss.

When you combine the two, you give your body a healthy dose of Vitamin C and water, and also antioxidants and zinc. Jaggery being a healthy replacement of sugar is low in its calorie count but rich in immunity-boosting properties. Together, the goodness of lemon and jaggery can keep your digestive system clean and your respiratory system clear.

To make this drink, you will need a glass of lukewarm water, a teaspoon of lemon juice and a small piece of dry jaggery. All you have to do is mix the three ingredients well. Stir continuously till the jaggery dissolves in water. Once done, the drink will be ready for consumption. Enjoy this weight loss concoction every day, preferably in the mornings on an empty stomach.

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With the temperature soaring in many parts of the country, it is advisable that you add some mint leaves to this drink as well, so that it cools the body from inside and makes you feel refreshed. If you think the jaggery is making the drink too sweet, reduce the size of the chunk next time.

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