When trying to lose weight, one of the first pieces of advice we receive is to rebalance our diet and practice regular physical activity. And for good reason, eliminating excess weight requires the adoption of a healthy lifestyle over the long term. But there are also a few tricks that can give us a little help. Among them: the parsley and lemon drink.

Ideal to stimulate weight loss, this drink is formidable to accompany a slimming process. Combining two ingredients with antioxidant virtues, it allows you to boost your metabolism to eliminate the waste accumulated in the body and find a feeling of lightness, in addition to a slimmer figure.

But before going to the preparation of this drink, it is necessary to understand the mechanisms of its ingredients. Let’s start with the lemon:

A citrus fruit antioxidant, draining and stimulating digestion
Rich in vitamin C, lemon is a citrus fruit that stands out for its ability to detoxify the body, especially when it is faced with an accumulation of waste. That’s why one of grandma’s tricks is to drink a glass of lemon water the day after a party or a heavy meal!

Indeed, the citric acid content of this fruit stimulates the production of bile in the liver, which favors digestion, especially of fatty foods, explains Florence Foucaut, member of the French Association of Dietitians and Nutritionists.

Moreover, its diuretic action allows to clean the body, specifies the expert. Toxins are eliminated more quickly, in particular those which come from our food.

Parsley, a slimming ally and a natural diuretic
Ideal for stimulating weight loss, parsley is a great ally in achieving our slimming goals. However, be careful not to give in to the miraculous promises that abound on the internet. Its consumption is only beneficial in the context of a balanced diet! Indeed, parsley has an effective diuretic action to promote the elimination of toxins and stimulate digestion. But for that, it is necessary to pay attention to its food to act in complement of the benefits of this aromatic plant.

Moreover, it contains many vitamins and minerals, while bringing to the organization only very few calories. Not to mention its content of apigenin, a compound belonging to the flavonoid family which, according to some scientists, could act in preventing obesity. Indeed, according to an in-vivo study published by the journal Plos One, apigenin has prevented the increase of fatty tissue in rodents following a high-fat diet. A benefit that deserves to be further explored!

How to prepare this slimming drink with parsley and lemon?

To obtain your slimming drink, all you need is the following ingredients:

  • One cup of water
  • 60 grams of parsley
  • 1 lemon

Please note that it is preferable to use organic products to avoid any pesticide residue. Moreover, the indicated doses correspond to the preparation of a single drink. Knowing that this one must be consumed the same day, it is advised to reproduce this operation every morning during the 5 days indicated to have a fresh juice and to obtain an optimal result.

Tips for preparing lemon and parsley juice:

  1. First, chop the parsley into small pieces, preferably in a blender.
  2. Squeeze your lemon to extract the juice.
  3. Pour the juice into the blender and add your cup of water.
  4. Blend for a few seconds until you have a smooth drink.

Your juice is ready to be consumed!

How and when to consume this slimming drink?
For optimal weight loss, consume this drink in the morning on an empty stomach. Repeat this operation for 5 days, taking care to have a balanced diet at the same time. If you wish to continue this treatment, it is imperative to take a break for a few days before repeating it.

Warning:
Rich in iron, parsley should not be consumed as an infusion for more than 5 consecutive days. It is also not recommended if you are taking anticoagulants because of its high vitamin K content. Moreover, an excessive consumption of parsley can cause cardiac problems, irritation of the kidneys and have abortive effects.

Lemon is not recommended in case of ulcers or heartburn. It is also not recommended to brush your teeth immediately after consumption to avoid damaging tooth enamel.