Insomnia and obesity are increasing nowadays. The two of them aren’t connected according to some scientists, but some studies actually show that there is a real connection.
Sleep deprivation leads to weight gain. In numerous researches poor blood glucose is connected to lack of sleep. When the levels of blood sugar are increased, it can definitely lead to obesity. High cortisol levels increase visceral fat.
Obesity can cause many health issues to appear. Sleep apnea and neuropathy are caused by diabetes. They decrease the quality of sleep and insomnia actually appears as a side effect of medicines which are prescribed for hypertension, cholesterol etc.
1. Apple juice and Psyllium drink
Psyllium is used as a laxative. It is actually fiber made from the husks of the plant’s seeds of the Plantago ovata. It can help you lose weight. The husk has the ability to absorb water, then swell and form a slimy gel. Cinnamon and apple are the ones that give you delicious taste without any calories.
- ¼ of a teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1 apple
- 2 teaspoons of pure, 100% psyllium husk/powder
- 1 cup of cold water
The apple should be sliced and blended with water. Put it into a large cup. Then add the cinnamon powder along with the psyllium husk and stir everything well.
How it works:
Psyllium: Your food will move into the digestive tract faster, you’ll feel fuller for a longer period of time and you’ll reduce the absorption of fats.
Apple: It possesses pectin which can limit the fats you absorb as well as antioxidants which decrease the oxidative stress.
Cinnamon: It improves your metabolism, regulates your blood sugar, reduces the conversion of sugar into fat etc.
2. Aloe Vera-Cherry Drink
We mostly use Aloe Vera gel to treat skin issues and burns, but also as a food supplement. It possesses various health benefits and stimulates the process of weight loss.
The best part to use are its fresh leaves.
- 2-4 oz. Tart cherry juice
- 1 oz. Aloe Vera juice
- Cold water
Combine all of the ingredients and drink it freshly prepared!
How it Works:
Aloe Vera Gel: It possesses sterols that help us remove abdominal fat. It’s especially useful in diabetics.
Tart Cherry Juice: It increases the levels of melatonin. This hormone regulates the sleep-wake cycle. It also has the ability to decrease the retention of water because it possesses anti-inflammatory properties.
3. Ginger- Lemon Drink
It’s an extremely healthy drink which can be prepared easily.
- 6 oz. of water
- 5-10 slices of cucumber with skin
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger
- A pinch of Himalayan pink salt
The grated ginger and the cucumber should be blended well. Put the salt and the lemon juice. Stir it again and drink!
How it Works:
Cucumber: Cucumbers possess a high content of fiber which can reduce all the fats in your body and help you lose weight.
Ginger: It relieves heartburn, reduces gas, boosts the metabolic rate, and helps you reduce water retention because it’s full of anti-inflammatory properties.
Lemon Juice: It is a very powerful alkalizing agent and detoxifier.
4. Nutmeg and Warm Milk Drink
If you consume milk regularly it may help you prevent weight gain. Nutmeg will give you spiciness and sweetness.
- 1-2 teaspoons of honey
- 1 cup of milk
- A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
First, heat the milk. After that, add the nutmeg and the honey and stir everything well.
How it Works:
Milk: Milk contains tryptophan that will relax you and help you fall asleep faster. The vitamin D and calcium will help you lose weight.
Honey: Honey is full of sugar which helps the tryptophan to enter the brain. It also doesn’t cause insulin spikes like other sugars.
Nutmeg: It’s a hot spice that improves your metabolism, helps you burn fat and relaxes you to fall asleep faster.
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