A sedentary lifestyle combined with a diet high in bad fats, impacts not only the weight but also the cholesterol. Indeed, this unhealthy lifestyle can cause significant weight gain and an increase in bad cholesterol, a phenomenon linked to cardiovascular disease. In this article we’ll show an effective drink to lower the cholesterol levels and burn fat.
Cholesterol is an important lipid for the proper functioning of our body because it participates in the composition of cell membranes, formation of some hormones, synthesis of vitamin D, etc. This essential fat comes from the diet but is mainly produced by the liver cells.
Contrary to what many people think, there are no two types of cholesterol, but rather two types of cholesterol carriers called lipoproteins:
- LDL so called bad cholesterol, carries cholesterol from the liver to the body cells.
- HDL so called good cholesterol, who collates the excess of the cholesterol and brings it back to the liver, where it will be transformed.
Thus, when the rate of LDL cholesterol is high, it can cause formation of plaques on the artery walls, which as a result of that will be blocked.
It is therefore important to have a healthy lifestyle; do a lot of exercises and have balanced eating habits to lower the cholesterol and prevent diseases related to it. The reduction of cholesterol in the blood can be boosted with some natural drinks.
Here is an effective drink for lowering the cholesterol and burning fat.
- 12 cups water
- 2 pounds organic lemon
- A small box baking soda
- 5-6 parsley bunches
Wash the well the lemons with cold water. The best would be to opt for organic lemons, but if you can’t find any, make sure to remove the pesticides from the lemons. For this, fill a large bowl with warm water and pour a generous amount of baking soda then add the lemons. Leave for 1 hour before washing thoroughly.
Meanwhile, chop the parsley which you should previously wash. Then, slice the lemons without peeling.
Fill a pot with 12 cups of water, add the lemons and parsley and put on low heat. Cook for 2 to 3 hours stirring occasionally.
Normally, you should get 6 cups of syrup, enough to follow a 12-day treatment. Consume ½ cup of this drink every morning on an empty stomach.
This drink combines the benefits of two powerful ingredients that will help to regulate the cholesterol levels, but also will stimulate weight loss and give you a good dose of energy to start the day!
Benefits of the ingredients
Lemon is a food with multiple benefits. Besides its many uses for the care of skin and hair, this citrus fruit is effective against many diseases; strengthens the immune system and aids digestion. Rich in vitamins (including vitamins C), minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients, lemon helps reduce cholesterol and therefore decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Indeed, numerous studies have shown that flavonoids, limonoid and fiber, especially pectin, found in lemon are able to lower the cholesterol levels in the blood.
In addition, the lemon also helps to speed up the metabolism, which accelerates the fat burning.
Rich in vitamins and minerals (vitamin C, K, iron, calcium …), parsley brings many health benefits. This aromatic herb is known for its diuretic properties, which help to eliminate toxins and water stored in the body. Thanks to its antioxidant content, parsley helps protect body cells against damage caused by free radicals, reduces the risk of cancer and lowers the cholesterol.
Parsley also helps relieve urinary tract infections and is effective against menstrual disorders, and bloating due to its carminative properties.
In addition, parsley is a slimming ally. Its richness in fiber provides a lasting feeling of satiety and prevents snacking.