Lemon Juice in Aloe Vera Water
Aloe vera has excellent antioxidant properties that may boost your metabolism and remove toxins. Aloe is fairly healthy, although there are some contraindications. Peel a fresh aloe vera leaf and scoop out the gel. Grind with a bit of water and add a tablespoon of lemon.
Cinnamon is a popular spice and contains a lot of anti-oxidants. It appears to have some amazing side effects including anti-inflammatory properties, decrease in bad cholesterol and triglycerides, and improve blood sugar levels. Add 120 mg to a cup of hot water and mix well.
Enjoy a cup of green tea with a teaspoon of honey on an empty stomach. Green tea seems to boost metabolism and offers anti-oxidants. The touch of honey also contains anti-oxidants and may help burn fat. Add a bit of lemon juice for extra benefits.
If you grow wheat grass, blend a few stalks in half a glass of water, strain it, add a few drops of lemon. It may help you lose weight.
Boil some oats in water or make very watery oatmeal and drink or eat it. There is evidence that oatmeal helps with blood chemistry and may have some slimming properties. The extra water won’t hurt either.
If you can juice your own carrot, cucumber, and/or celery, you can make a very healthy empty stomach drink. You’ll feel full, get easily accessed nutrients with low calorie content, and drink a full glass of water.
All this makes for worthwhile to try this. Premade low sodium vegetable juice made be almost as good for you, although some of the nutritional value is lost in the shelf life.
Apple Cider Vinegar & Baking Soda
Approach this one with some skepticism. While apple cider vinegar has some excellent health benefits, too much baking soda can be hard on your body.
Plus, remember making baking soda volcanos? You are ingesting the basic components of that volcano. The next few foods are good on an empty stomach or as a follow up breakfast.
Eat a whole egg in the morning. Eggs don’t affect your cholesterol, despite some prior research. Egg yolk contains a lot of protein, amino acids, and healthy fats. They are low in calories and generally make you feel full. Try boiled eggs instead of fried eggs.
Buckwheat is a fairly unknown pseudo-cereal. It is also an excellent food to eat on an empty stomach. It is full of fiber, resistant starch, protein and a variety of minerals. Eating it will make you feel full longer. Soak the groats overnight and blend them into a smoothie or make into porridge.
Cornmeal porridge is an old breakfast staple that has faded into obscurity. It is a complex carb and takes your body a while to digest it. Cornmeal porridge on an empty stomach may help you lose weight by making you feel full longer.
Low in calories and high in fiber, watermelon is a great fruit to eat on an empty stomach. Anything that makes you feel full is a big help in encouraging you to eat less.
A handful of blueberries on your cereal, as a snack, or in a smoothie gives you fiber and all-important anti-oxidants. Blueberries are believed to boost metabolism.
This tropical fruit is a great way to start your morning. It is a diuretic, so papaya can help you lose water weight. The vitamins and minerals in papaya are very healthy for you as well.
If you are rushing out to work out, grab a handful of nuts. They are full of good oils, high in calories, and will keep you feeling hungry during your work out. You can then eat a healthy breakfast later and may even find yourself eating less during the day.
Will eating these foods on an empty stomach helps you lose weight? They might. It is worth trying.
If nothing else, you will get an early morning shot of good nutrition and a fiber that will take you body time to digest. You may very well eat less and lose weight. Give it a try! You might be very happy.