There are certain infusions with slimming benefits that may be interesting to take on an empty stomach, mainly because they help purify the body and therefore lose weight. We discover the most useful and recommended ones.
Slimming infusions become one of the best drinks we can drink when we are following a slimming diet, not only because they are completely healthy and natural, but because they precisely contain slimming properties and benefits.
More than slimming virtues, they are ideal for losing weight because they help to purify our body, eliminating fat and toxins that it does not need. And, in addition, when they are taken on an empty stomach, they help on the one hand to increase the natural detoxification process of our body, improving the elimination of toxins accumulated in it.
On the other hand, they become an excellent option when starting the day, since psychologically we are aware that we must follow a much healthier lifestyle, being ideal as natural drinks to go to breakfast later.
Although a very good option is to enjoy delicious infusions in the middle of the morning and before each meal (especially since it can become a useful option to reduce appetite), it is true that on an empty stomach its weight loss benefits can be greater.
To easily enjoy them, you only need some of the medicinal plants that we propose below, infuse them once you have gotten up and take them before breakfast, when the stomach is still empty.
What are the best infusions to take on an empty stomach and lose weight?
The dandelion is a purifying plant, which is useful for weight loss because it is rich in caffeic acid, ascorbic acid, chlorogenic acid, magnesium and potassium, all nutrients or useful components diuretics for weight loss.
How to do it? Boil two teaspoons of dandelion in a saucepan of water. Let boil for three minutes, turn off the heat, cover and let it rest for another two minutes. Strain and drink.
The artichoke is especially useful in the treatment of fatty liver, helping in turn to purify the liver and that it metabolizes fats correctly.
How to do it? Boil the artichoke leaves in a saucepan. Boil for five minutes, turn off the heat and let it rest for three minutes. Strain and drink.
The fucus is an alga with a large slimming power, mainly due to their high iodine content, which stimulates the thyroid gland actively acting on fat metabolism.
How to do it? Boil the equivalent of a cup of water in a saucepan, adding 2 to 3 teaspoons of fucus. Boil for three minutes. After this time, turn off the heat, cover and let it rest for 2 minutes. Strain and drink.
Are there contraindications to these infusions?
It is clear that every infusion has certain contraindications, although it is true that in most cases its consumption in normal amounts (and never excessive) does not pose practically any risk or health problem.
In any case, the consumption of dandelion infusion is not recommended in case of stones in the gallbladder, presence of stones in the kidneys, heartburn and stomach ulcer, allergy to the compound family, hypokalaemia, hypocalcaemia, and before the consumption of lithium medications or those used to increase the amounts of potassium in the body.
The consumption of artichoke infusion is not recommended in case of stones in both the gallbladder and kidneys, during pregnancy (since it has not been shown to be safe for the fetus) and in breastfeeding because it decreases production. Milk.
Finally, the infusion of fucus is not recommended in case of consumption of medications for diabetes or arterial hypertension, as well as during pregnancy and breastfeeding due to its high iodine content.