Kvas for weight loss: can I drink and in what quantities?
Kvass is a traditional Russian drink that has a unique composition and is extremely useful for the body. When only this drink appeared in Russia, it contained about 12% of alcohol. Over time, the technology of cooking kvass has changed significantly and the alcohol content in it has dropped to 1.2%.
This drink is adored by many, especially in the summer, since it perfectly quenches thirst. But is kvas suitable for losing weight? Can I drink it during the period of weight loss and in what quantity?
Properties of kvass
There are many ways of cooking kvass. Depending on how the technique of preparing it was applied and the composition of kvass depends. On average, its calorific value is about 20 kcal per 100 g of beverage. About 0.2 g of proteins and 5 g of carbohydrates are in the same amount. What is remarkable, there is no fat in kvass.
However, as scientists have shown, the glycemic index of this drink is 30( 100 ml of kvass was taken into account).And this means that it can provoke the appearance of a strong appetite and lead to fluctuations in blood sugar, which led scientists to the conclusion that the use of kvass in large quantities helps to increase body weight.
It turns out that kvass is not suitable for weight loss, even when maintaining a low-calorie diet? Each medal has two sides, including this drink. In the composition of kvass there are substances that have a diuretic effect on the body, as a result of which it gets rid of excess fluid and begins to lose weight.
In addition, the drink under consideration helps to purify the body cells and accelerate metabolism, which allows you to take kvass on a diet.
What kind of kvass is best used: home or shop?
Naturally, if you follow a diet for rapid weight loss, the most suitable application of domestic kvass. It contains only natural ingredients, and besides it is much more useful than the store version.
In industrial kvass, there are various additives that can adversely affect the weight loss system. In addition, often such additives "clog" the action of the nutrients in the beverage. Therefore, using store kvass and at the same time limiting itself in food, you can cause your health a serious harm.
It is also worth noting that the kvass recipes for weight loss are significantly different from the preparation of a classic drink. To get rid of extra pounds, doctors recommend eating beet, lemon and herbal kvass.
Beet kvas for weight loss
The action of beet kvass is primarily aimed at cleansing the body of toxic substances that contribute to the slowing down of metabolic processes. It is prepared as follows:
- takes ripe beets, peeled and cut into large cubes;
- these cubes fill ½ part of a 3-liter ballon, after which it is filled to the top with cooled boiled water;
- close the lid with a lid and put it in a warm place for 4-5 days;
- after completing the infusion, the resulting kvass should be filtered and add 3-4 tablespoons to it.honey.
This drink helps to strengthen immunity, improves the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and cardiovascular system. To make it, you need to take 3-4 lemons and scald them with boiling water. After that, you need to pour into a three-liter can of boiled water, squeeze the juice out of lemons, then put the zest, 2.5 cups of sugar, 100 g of raisins and 20 g of yeast.
Insists such kvass for 2 days in a warm place. Then it should be filtered and bottled. Store the drink in a cool place.
Herbal kvas for weight loss
Herbal kvass is considered one of the most useful in losing weight. It helps improve the performance of absolutely all internal organs and systems, and also has a beneficial effect on metabolism.
Prepared herbal kvass on milk whey( you need about 0.5 liters).It is poured into a three-liter can and add to it 200 g of sugar and finely chopped celandine leaves( about 1 glass).The remaining space is filled with chilled boiled water. The time of kvass infusion is 10 days. Then it should be filtered and placed in a cool place.
Undoubtedly, all these drinks have a positive effect on the body and contribute to weight loss. But, before using them, it is still worth consulting with a specialist. Some components that form part of them can cause allergic reactions and provoke an exacerbation of chronic diseases of the stomach and duodenum.
Remember that without the use of diet for weight loss, the use of the above drinks will not bring positive results.