Did you know that lack of sleep can contribute to weight gain? Those who get enough sleep (7 to 9 hours) have been found to have fewer problems maintaining a healthy weight. Regular exercise and a balanced diet are essential to get a good rest. And, believe it or not, choosing the right drinks before going to sleep is also very important. These 5 drinks will help you fall asleep , rest more deeply and even activate your metabolism while you sleep.
Milk is the perfect bedtime drink, both hot and cold! It is rich in tryptophan and calcium (and both positively affect your rest). In addition, milk provides high levels of protein, casein to be exact. The body absorbs this type of protein slowly, which prevents muscle loss overnight. The more muscles you have, the more calories you burn while resting.
Ginger and lemon can activate the metabolism and they combine very well. A good natural ginger tea before going to bed not only improves metabolism, but also helps the immune system. You just have to add a few slices of ginger and a little lemon juice and put them in hot water. Add the tea and let it steep for 15 minutes. Too bitter? You can sweeten it with a little honey.
Do you have trouble falling asleep? It may be time to do something about it, but naturally. With lack of rest, the body becomes more sensitive to disease and the risk of obesity increases. That is why we recommend chamomile: it is good for relaxing and fighting insomnia.
Kefir is made from fermented milk and contains carbon dioxide. With its high levels of probiotics (microorganisms found in the liquid part), this creamy drink has many benefits for the intestine and also activates the metabolism. Also, kefir is rich in protein. A glass of this dairy product as a snack before going to sleep gives the muscles their protein supply at night. This ensures that you have excellent athletic performance the next day.
A protein shake with soy drink in the evening is a great idea! Soy milk (such as cow’s milk) is full of tryptophan amino acids, which reduce the concentration of the stress hormone (cortisol) in the blood. A high level of cortisol can increase the amount of body fat that is stored in the belly. In addition, soy milk is a source of vegetable protein and therefore a good alternative for vegans .
If you want to lose weight in a healthy way, there is nothing better than exercising and eating a balanced diet. These drinks can help you: enjoy them at night to sleep better and promote fat burning.