I’ve always loved those 2-in-1, 3-in-1 Nescafe drinks. I’ve never been a fan of coffee, but I love those magic instant packages that transform into a wonderful drink. Saves you a lot of time and, most importantly, hassle.
Today, I would like to show you a similar 2-in-1 drink. Only this one doesn’t have just two ingredients. The reason I call it “2-in-1” is because the drink helps with two important conditions: to fight anxiety disorders and to lose weight.
In fact, anxiety and weight gain/loss are actually linked. Stress eating is the biggest enemy of people trying to lose weight. And since anxiety is a mental disorder, you are under an enormous amount of stress all the time. People under stress usually reach out for sweet candies, chocolate, and other fast and junk food.
What’s the thing with anxiety?
Anxiety is the most common type of mental illness in the United States. According to statistics, more than 40 million adults suffer from anxiety. Now, anxiety is treatable. The problem is, only one-third of the people who suffer from anxiety receive treatment. And if you thought treatment is cheap, think again. According to statistics, anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 billion a year, which is one-third of the mental health budget.
What I can offer you is an almost free drink that will help you battle anxiety. Keep in mind that you can control your anxiety. And once you start controlling it, you will start losing weight, even without working out, since the ingredients in the drink help improve your metabolic fat burn rate.
And even better, the drink is an all-natural alternative to costly medications and treatment. The magic elixir is magnesium-based, balancing the alkaline levels in the body. You’ll have way more energy, and you’ll start seeing the pounds drop off.
I do recommend you start working out as well, though, if you want to lose weight. In any case, exercise is also a powerful treatment for anxiety, as your brain relaxes. But onto the drink.
Why magnesium, and what are the ingredients?
The magical drink contains just three basic ingredients: magnesium, honey, and lemon. But why magnesium?
Well, for those who don’t know, magnesium is the second most abundant element in human cells. Magnesium is linked with more than 300 enzyme processes in the body. Some of the magnesium’s functions include: regulation of food metabolism, synthesis of protein, synthesis of fatty acids, transmission of nerve impulses, regulation of body temperature, detoxification, help with healthy bones, help with healthy teeth, and much more.
Due to all of its functions and benefits, magnesium is considered one of the seven macrominerals that are essential for your body to function properly. The daily recommended dose is at least 100 mg to function properly. You can source magnesium from magnesium-rich foods like spinach, bananas, almonds, kefir, pumpkin seeds, and chards.
The next ingredient is honey. The reason we include it is because of its flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants that protect your body from different diseases. Honey also has antibacterial and antifungal properties, flushing toxins away from your body. As a result, your immune system is better, and you can control conditions like anxiety. In addition, honey is a great ingredient to consume when you want to lose weight, and it also heals common colds, coughs, and sore throats.
Last, but not least, we have lemon, one of the most beneficial foods you can get. In addition to being extremely rich in vitamin C, lemon has anticarcinogenic, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. By flushing toxins away from your body, lemon keeps you healthy. Lemon also calms your body and boosts energy levels, two important aspects for fighting anxiety.
How to make the magic elixir
So, the question now is what ratio you need, and how to prepare the anxiety drink that will help you lose weight:
- 1 tablespoon of magnesium
- ½ lemon
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 glass of water
- 1 ice cube
How to make it:
- Add one tablespoon of magnesium to a glass of water.
- Stir well, and then squeeze ½ lemon into the mix.
- Add a teaspoon of honey and the ice cube.
- Stir well, and then drink. You can drink it any time you want (in the morning, evening, afternoon).