Chia seed lemon drink which can help with weight loss

Get your summer body ready with this drink that is great for weight loss. 

Chia seed and lemon
Chia seed and lemon /iStock

Obesity remains a serious problem all over the world. 

According to a Western Cape government report,  31% of men and 68% of women in South Africa are obese. 

Being obese or overweight can put you at risk of suffering from hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart failure, and ultimately premature death. 

The sooner you start on your weight loss journey, the better your chances of improving your health. 

READ: Three tasty ways to use chia seeds

Experts have found that eating healthily and exercising are the best ways to maintain a healthy weight. 

There are also many great weight-loss recipes and drinks that can help you. 

This chia seed and lemon drink is great for your immune system and helps burn fat. 

Healthline reports that “when used in moderation, chia seeds may help you feel more satisfied and less likely to eat too much.” 

Medical News Today reports that chia seeds are high in fiber which is a great  natural appetite suppressant,

The Healthsite reports: “Chia seeds are an excellent source of plant-based protein, which is vital for building muscle, balancing blood sugar, and burning fat. Protein helps you feel fuller longer and reduce appetite, which in turn reduces your calorie intake.”

Lemon, on the other hand, also contain fiber and Healthline reports that “lemon water can promote fullness, support hydration, boost metabolism and increase weight loss.” 

When it comes to cinnamon, Medical News Today reports that “cinnamon has been shown to reduce some of the bad effects of eating high-fat foods. This can help in an overall weight loss plan. Its effect on blood glucose levels can also help your body ultimately lose weight.” 

It is taken in the morning on an empty stomach. 

READ: Tricks to help you eat less


- 1 Tablespoon chia seeds

- 1 Glass water

- 2 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon

- 1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon powder

- 1 Tablespoon honey 


- Pour chia seeds in glass full of water. 

- Stir and let it sit for five minutes. 

- Stir again and add cinnamon. 

- Stir and add lemon. 

- Stir and add honey. 

- Drink immediately.  

READ: How pecan nuts are beneficial to your health

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Disclaimer: Health-related information provided in this article is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems. It is always advisable to consult with your doctor on any health-related issues.

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