The minute we hear the words 'protein shake' our first impulse would be to think that it is only for people who are interested in building muscles, right?
Well, although it is true that protein shakes are usually consumed by people who lift weights at the gym and bodybuilders who need protein supplements for quicker muscle growth, it is also a fact that protein shakes can help burn body fat!
Yes, what many of us may not know is that protein has the ability to burn fat - this is a general rule.
Along with burning fat and helping with weight loss, protein-rich foods or protein supplements can also keep your body toned, making way for a fitter appearance!
Now, most of us do realise that the accumulation of excess body fat can cause a number of diseases, such as, obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, joint pain and so on.
Apart from that, excess body weight can also make a person feel unattractive and may cause a huge blow to his/her confidence levels!
So, it is always better to keep your weight in check and do everything you can to maintain a healthy weight.
Excess fat accumulation is usually the result of things like unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, hormonal imbalance, heredity, etc.
So, one needs to determine the cause of weight gain and make necessary lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy weight.
Excess body weight is associated with serious ailments like heart disorders, infertility and cancer!
Many a times, we may not have the time to consume balanced meals which contain all the nutrients such as vitamins, proteins and low-fat foods which can aid weight loss.
So, here is a protein shake which is quick and simple to make!
- Banana - 1 large
- Almond Milk - ½ a cup
- Egg White - of 2 eggs
This natural shake to help reduce the excess fat accumulated in your body and also tone your muscles can work effectively, when used on a regular basis.
However, one must also keep in mind that drinking this protein shake alone may not be very useful in helping you lose weight.
Along with this homemade shake, it is also important to eat healthy, avoid junk food and also exercise on a daily basis, for at least 40 minutes.
Banana is rich in potassium content which can help boost your metabolic rate and also provide enough energy for exercise, thus helping you burn more fat.
Both almond milk and egg whites are loaded with proteins which can also help reduce body fat, thus enabling you to lose weight. Proteins can also make your muscles tighter and more toned.
Method Of Preparation:
- Add the suggested amounts of ingredients in a blender.
- Grind well to form a liquid.
- Consume this shake, once every day, preferably after exercising.
- Avoid adding sugar to the shake.