This water is not only very tasty, it has some great health benefits, one being that it helps give you a flat belly!
Make your own Flat Belly Water
- 2 liters of water
- 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger
- 1 medium cucumber peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 medium lemon thinly sliced
- 12 small spearmint leaves
Put all ingredients into a pitcher and let it steep in the fridge overnight.
The ingredients in the flat belly water aren’t just to add flavor. One of the most important benefits of drinking lemon water regularly is its effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Lemon water assists in the process of digestion and elimination.
How do the ingredients in Flat Belly Water work?
Lemon juice is similar in atomic structure to saliva, hydrochloric acid, bile and the stomach’s other digestive juices.
The digestive qualities of lemon juice help to relieve symptoms of indigestion, such as heartburn, belching and bloating. For the relief of heartburn, take a teaspoon of lemon juice in half a glass of water. Lemon water will also help to eliminate waste through the bowels more efficiently, thus preventing or alleviating constipation, diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders.
Ginger’s Thermogenic Effect
Ginger and weight loss go together well partly because ginger is known to be a thermogenic food. It raises the temperature of the body and helps boost metabolism so you burn more fat than you would simply by dieting alone.
Ginger Suppresses Appetite
Ginger is also highly regarded as a natural appetite suppressant. One reason for this may be that it helps calm the stomach and ease nausea and upset. Note that some people have reported having an increase in appetite while taking ginger, but this seems to be the exception rather than the rule.
Ginger Aids Digestion
Ginger has a beneficial effect on your overall digestive system, helping to regulate and aid the movement of food through your stomach, and small and large intestines. When everything moves more smoothly, you benefit by losing weight more easily (not to mention experiencing less stomach upset, gas, and bloating).