Not only the strong, golden-yellow color but also the antioxidant and detoxifying effect of turmeric, also called turmeric or saffron root, are well known. Many know the South Asian spice as a curry ingredient. It can be made into an aromatic drink using milk (or cereal milk), mineral water, turmeric, a pinch of pepper and agave syrup or honey. The "Golden Milk" is an old recipe of Ayurveda teachings, which is supposed to stimulate the metabolism - and that in turn is good for fat melting!
Hot water with ginger slices is not only good for a cold. Drinking a cup of ginger tea every morning instead of coffee gives the gastrointestinal tract a kick start. Thanks to the essential oils and the pungent agent gingerol, the body's operating temperature increases - similar to chili. The metabolism thus gets going, toxins and harmful substances can be better excreted via the kidneys thanks to fluid intake. At the same time, the production of gastric acid and thus fat digestion is promoted. The fresher and hotter the ginger tuber, the better! If you like, add a squeeze of lemon and some honey to the tea.
We don't mean the sweet calorie bomb from the coffee shop, but the original recipe: a spicy tea consisting of black tea, milk, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, fennel seeds, anise, ginger and nutmeg. Cinnamon in particular is said to stabilize blood sugar balance and thus protect against weight gain, while cloves have an anti-inflammatory effect. Cardamom makes the complexion glow. Fennel, anise, ginger and nutmeg stimulate digestion. So drink by the liter, gladly with a shot of milk and some honey.
Aloe vera juice
In Africa, Asia and Latin America, aloe vera has been one of the main ingredients of the natural pharmacy for centuries. The desert lily not only moisturizes the skin, alleviates acne, psoriasis and neurodermatitis, but can also be used as a nutritional supplement. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) considers the gel from the freshly cut leaf to be the best remedy "because some ingredients may lose activity when processed into cosmetics." The pure fresh plant juice is said to boost the immune system, stabilize hormone balance and strengthen the body's defenses. Aloe vera, by the way, is not a cactus but, like the onion or garlic, belongs to the lily family.
Called "the drug for yogis" by food and yoga blogs, you can get matcha lattes, matcha smoothies, or even matcha ice cream in more and more cafes and restaurants. Buddhist monks take the mild, sweet drink made from Japanese green tea powder (the whole leaf is processed) to meditate better. Matcha tea makes you pleasantly awake, has an antioxidant effect, purifies and supports fat reduction. Hollywood stars like Mila Kunis and Liv Tyler swear by it! For the preparation you need a special bamboo whisk, with which you whisk the powdered green tea with 80 ° C hot water until foam is formed.
The refreshing mixed drink from India consists mainly of natural yogurt, which has a positive effect on the intestinal flora and at the same time boosts not only digestion but also fat burning. The probiotic bacteria also counteract bloating and inflammation in the body. If you don't like mango, you can use any other pureed fruit or even cucumber and mint. In Turkey, the drink is known as Ayran - available in many supermarkets in the refrigerated section!