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Drink juice and lose weight: the diet that you will like
Drink juice and lose weight: the diet that you will like

Can you lose weight with juices? How to make a diet correctly if you are on a diet? Are there desserts that won't hurt your figure?

Drink juice and lose weight: the diet that you will like
Drink juice and lose weight: the diet that you will like

On the eve of International Juice Day, we decided to figure out if you can drink sweet juices while dieting and which smoothies will help you lose weight.

Julia Chekhonina
Julia Chekhonina

Yulia Chekhonina Candidate of Medical Sciences, Doctor of the Highest Category, Senior Researcher of the Clinic of the Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution "Research Institute of Nutrition"

We are losing weight from low-calorie foods, this is an axiom

This fact seems obvious, but many people forget about it: low-calorie foods contribute to reducing excess weight. If we focus on low-calorie foods, this helps to reduce the total calorie content of our diet and, therefore, get rid of those extra pounds.

The more vegetables and fruits in the diet in different forms, the more chances you have to lose weight

Low-calorie foods include vegetables and fruits, with the exception of some. The average calorie content of fruits is about 50 kcal, but there are exceptions, such as grapes, bananas and avocados. Vegetables have an even lower calorie content: on average, no more than 30 kcal per 100 grams. The calorie content of a cucumber, for example, is only 14 kcal.

A glass of juice a day is an important part of the diet

The World Health Organization recommends eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. One of these servings should be replaced with a glass of vegetable or fruit juice. Both juices and whole fruits and vegetables are low in calories, so they can be consumed with even the most low calorie diets. Almost all vitamins and trace elements contained in various fruits can be obtained from the juice. And the more diverse the assortment of juices you drink, the greater the opportunity to provide the body with useful substances, because their content in juices differs. The main thing is to remember that one glass of juice a day will be enough.

The only thing that can discourage the consumption of sugary fruit juices is diabetes. In this case, the diet is limited individually on the recommendation of a doctor, depending on the severity of the disease.


Misconception: you shouldn't drink juices while on a diet

Look at the calorie content of juices, and you will immediately understand that this is completely wrong. We get better and gain kilograms not from fats and carbohydrates, but from excess calories - juices do not give excess calories. By the way, even the lowest calorie diet is allowed to include a serving of sweet fruit juice. Indeed, unlike sweets, starchy foods and other refined sweets, juice will help add “sweet things” to the diet without unnecessary calories. In addition, juice is a product of natural origin, containing many biologically active and useful substances.

Best dessert while dieting - smoothie

Smoothie is a wonderful low-calorie dessert that will help all those with a sweet tooth who dream of losing weight. A serving of delicious, sweet smoothies will help you get positive emotions and stop the intense cravings for unhealthy sweets that many people experience while dieting. At the same time, the smoothie will help you lose weight, as it helps to improve intestinal motility and has a mild diuretic effect. Very often, on low-calorie diets, a situation arises when, with a decrease in the amount of food consumed, the bowel function becomes difficult. Smoothie in such a situation is the first assistant.

We have prepared for you several delicious and healthy recipes that will help you not to feel sad while dieting.

Fruit smoothie for breakfast


Apple juice will bring potassium with it, improve the functioning of the digestive system and prevent colon diseases. Tangerines and orange juice will provide vitamin C and folic acid, apricots will add dietary fiber, and each of them - antioxidants, and yogurt will make the taste mild.

  • tangerine (peeled) - 2 pcs.;
  • apple juice - 100 ml;
  • orange juice - 100 ml;
  • pitted apricots - 400 g;
  • natural yogurt - 200 g.

Combine the tangerines and apricots in a blender for 30 seconds. Add orange juice, apple juice, and yogurt. Stir for another 15-30 seconds. Add some cinnamon if desired. Pour into glasses.

Pomegranate smoothie


Pomegranate juice is an important source of polyphenols - biologically active substances with high antioxidant activity.

  • 50 ml of pomegranate juice;
  • 1 pear;
  • 1/2 grapefruit;
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons of walnuts.

Cut the pear, remove the core, and chop the pulp. Peel the grapefruit and divide into wedges. Put pieces of pear, grapefruit, walnuts and ginger in a blender bowl, add pomegranate juice and grind well into a homogeneous mass. Add a couple of ice cubes if desired. Pour the finished smoothie into a glass and serve immediately.

Beetroot puree soup with tomato juice


Vegetable juices are low in calories, tomato juice is rich in lycopene, which helps to reduce the level of "bad" cholesterol in the blood, and the antioxidant betalain was found in beetroot juice, the presence of which in beets owes its color.

  • tomato juice - 150 ml;
  • carrots - 1 pc.;
  • couscous - 50 g;
  • beets (boiled) - 1 pc.;
  • onion - 1 pc.;
  • vegetable oil - 3 tbsp. l.;
  • salt, herbs to taste.

Cut the onion into cubes. Heat vegetable oil in a saucepan and lightly fry the onion. Add finely diced carrots to the onion and lightly fry too. Then chop the boiled beets and add them to the sautéed vegetables. Pour boiling water over the couscous, leave for 15 minutes, let it swell. Pour vegetables with water to cover them slightly, and cook until tender. After the vegetables are cooked, add tomato juice to them and bring to a boil. Add the swollen couscous to the vegetables in the broth and mix with a blender until smooth.

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