Obesity or being overweight can affect one’s health and well-being. Introducing certain healthy habits in the daily diet can bring remarkable changes in life and health. A natural weight loss smoothie with tomatoes is a great way for reducing weight and kick starting your day. Natural foods are rich in nutrients, gives lot of energy to body and absolutely no side effects.
Try this simple natural weight loss smoothie to lose weight. Take 3 tomatoes, 200 ml water, 2 teaspoons of black pepper, 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds, 1 tablespoon barley, small piece of ginger and salt. Grind all the ingredients well together. Drink twice a week for breakfast to lose weight.
Cumin seeds – Names in other languages
- Scientific name – Cuminum cyminum
- English – Cumin seeds
- Hindi – Jeera
- Sanskrit – Jiraka
- Malayalam – Jeerakam
- Bengali – Jeera
- Tamil – Jeeragam
- Kannada – Jeerige
- Telugu – Jeelakari
Health benefits of tomatoes
Tomato juice is considered best for weight loss. Tomato contains a powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidant called lycopene, it plays an important role in weight loss, heart health and anti-aging process. This powerful antioxidant reduces fat in the blood, lowers cholesterol, improves liver health and encourages efficient weight loss. Tomato contains no fat and cholesterol and contains only 32 calories in one cup of raw tomatoes which proves that it is an ideal diet food. Tomatoes are rich in fibre, which helps in good digestion and to absorb nutrients from the digested food. Tomatoes are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, chromium, iodine, copper, potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc and phosphorous. Tomatoes prevent obesity by regulating hormones, promotes good sleep and boost metabolism.
Black pepper contains piperine which increases the bioavailability of nutrients, enhances fat metabolism, and prevents fat cell differentiation. So to look good and to avoid obesity related issues, include black pepper into your daily diet.
Cumin seeds, the essential Indian spice contains numerous health benefits. Cumin seed powder is an ideal choice to lose weight. Cumin seeds are rich in phytosterols and antioxidants. Phytosterols are natural substances that slow down the absorption of harmful cholesterol in the digestive tract. It could be the real reason for its weight reducing effect.
Barley is rich in soluble and insoluble fibre, cholesterol free and low fat considered as a healthful addition to a healthy diet. Soluble fibre is very effective in reducing blood cholesterol and lowers the risk of heart diseases.
Follow the simple steps below to know how to make a weight loss smoothie with tomatoes.
(Note : This tomato smoothie is not suitable for those with kidney stones or gallbladder stones.)
- 3 medium size Tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons Black pepper
- 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon Barley
- Small piece Ginger
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 200 ml Water
- To make tomato smoothie, use tomatoes, black peppers, cumin seeds, barley, ginger, salt and water.
- Add one tablespoon of barley to blender.
- Add 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds to blender.
- Add 2 teaspoons of black pepper.
- Blend the ingredients well.
- Chop 3 tomatoes.
- Add the chopped tomatoes to blender.
- Add a small piece of ginger to blender.
- Add 200 ml of water before blending.
- Blend well.
- Add powdered ingredients to the juice.
- Add one teaspoon of salt.
- Mix the juice well.
- Tomato smoothie is done.