It's almost the year end and if you're looking to embark on a diet and exercise regimen to get ship shape, here's something that might prove as effective.

Say hello to infused waters or detox waters. This works on the gastrointestinal system to rid it of toxins and other unsavorybuild-up substances, which slows down the metabolic system, increases fatigue and weight gain and leads to various illnesses. The fad is extremely popular in the West -singer Beyoncé Knowles, said she lost weight after a `master cleanse' comprising lemon juice, cayenne pepper, maple syrup and water and actress Megan Fox drinks apple cider vinegar and water. Though this is not a new mantra, people are increasingly taking to it, serving it at social gatherings and weddings. And it can be the best pick-me-up at your office, too. Here's what you can start sipping on...

1- Green Tea 

Research in clinical studies shows that flavonoids and caffeine present in green tea are substantial in boosting the rate of metabolism, fat oxidation, and insulin activity. Regular intake of green tea solution triggers a loss of around 2.9 pounds after three months of continued intake.

How to Use Green Tea Solution for Weight Loss

You need:

Select green tea powder or leaves



Heat the water until it boils steadily.

Let it rest for a minimum of ten minutes.

Pour the hot water over the green tea ingredient for a minute.

Serve your green tea. Green tea can be brewed for shorter or longer depending on one’s preference. For the best results, drink three cups of green tea solution daily.

2- Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

There are vital enzymes and organic acids present in apple cider vinegar. If you combine apple cider vinegar with this, it makes the fat loss effects even stronger. These contents are responsible for the increment of the rate of metabolism. An increase in this rate subsequently triggers the process of burning your body fats. The rate further decreases water retention in the body; thereby making you feel refreshed and hydrated. Apple cider vinegar significantly lowers the levels of blood sugar.

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss?

Take sixteen ounces (one glass) of water and add two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar.

Stir well and drink before mealtime.


Drink apple cider vinegar two to three times before any meal. For quick and natural weight loss, take this drink regularly.

3- Raspberry and Lime Juice

Lime is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamin C which are essential for fat loss and detoxification. Through the action of the glutathione S-transferases enzyme present in the liver, lime eradicates toxins from the body. Raspberries, on the other hand, have ketones which are known to curb calorie appetite. These top foods will curb your appetite too.

How to Use Raspberry and Lime Juice for Weight Loss?

You need:

Lime juice

Chopped raspberries

Half-full cup of water


Add water, the lime juice, and your chopped raspberries into a blender.

Blend the content until thoroughly pureed.

Add water as desired.

Pour into a glass and drink.

4- Cucumber and grapefruit drink 

As you will realize, this pair makes one of the best homemade weight loss drinks, and this is why; grapefruit is rich in the AMP-activated protein kinase enzyme. This enzyme has the effect of boosting sugar assimilation in the body. Thus, the enzyme works to enhance shedding of calories and increasing the metabolic rate. Grapefruit also enhances body hydration.

How to Use Grape Fruit and Cucumber Drink for Weight LossYou will need:

A cup of water

Average-sized grapefruit

Sliced lemon



Chop your ingredients for easier blending.

Put the chopped ingredients into a blender.

Add water.

Blend until smooth.

Chill the juice in a freezer or fridge.

Serve the juice in a glass.

5- Water, honey and cinnamon drink 

As a wonder spice, cinnamon is essential in sugar level regulation. It achieves this through the increment of peptide level. Such increment triggers delayed emptying of the stomach which translates to eating less as a result of a full stomach most of the time.

Research has implicated cinnamon in increased rates of metabolism, better carbohydrate digestion, and increased burning of calories; thereby resulting in increased weight loss. 

How to Use Water, Honey, and Cinnamon Drink for Weight Loss

Add a half teaspoon of cinnamon powder into a cup containing boiling water.

Cover the cup well and allow the contents to cool until it gets warm.

When the contents are lukewarm, add two teaspoons of raw honey.

Drink half of the contents just before bedtime.

Drink the other half on an empty stomach the following morning.

For the best results, drink the cinnamon and raw honey mixture for a week.

6- Lemon, Mint, Ginger, and Pineapple 

These ingredients possess powerful weight loss properties. For instance, ginger enhances the core temperature of the body. This increase in temperature is essential in the burning of calories. Honey equally has a warming effect which helps in losing weight by cutting extra fats. Lemon and mint improve the rates of digestion thereby triggering more calories.

How to Use Lemon, Mint, Ginger, and Pineapple for Weight Loss

Blend chopped pieces of pineapple, mint leaves, water, and pieces of ginger root.

Filter the juice, then add the juice into a fresh lemon juice teaspoon.

Stir the content in a glass.

Drink the juice for detoxification and weight loss purposes.

Although healthy weight loss is a confusing topic to many, the reality behind the whole process lies with what you are feeding on. If you consume the above drinks regularly, you will not only be enjoying their refreshment and flavor, but you will do so without having to worry about consuming additional calories. These drinks will boost your metabolic rate for improved weight loss. Give these homemade weight loss drinks a try, and you will experience safe and healthy weight loss.

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