Rice milk is a non-dairy unsweetened grain milk made from brown or wholegrain rice. It has many health benefits and is great for people who are lactose intolerant. One of its benefits is that it can help you reduce your belly fat! As long as you’re willing to try new tastes, rice milk can be substituted for your regular milk and you’ll be well on your way to a flatter tummy.
So how exactly does rice milk help you shed belly fat? It is common knowledge that the best way to achieve weight loss is to ensure that your body is not storing excess calories at the end of the day. Rice milk is great at helping you achieve this goal because it is a plant-based milk and is therefore more easily digested than animal milk. Also, it contains 278 calories and only 5.6 grams of fat, compared to the 370 calories and 22 grams of fat contained in whole cow’s milk. It has no saturated fat which means not only does it aid digestion, it burns lipids and boosts energy expenditure. Here are some tips on how to use rice milk to aid your weight loss:
1. Make sure you get the right type
There are many different brands and flavors out there. Choose an organic rice milk that doesn’t contain unnecessary added sugars or sweeteners. Also beware of the flavored ones such as ‘vanilla’ or ‘chocolate’, as these are more likely to have unhealthy additives.
2. You can also make your own
You’ll need brown rice, water, sunflower oil and honey. Cook the rice and then place it in a blender with the other ingredients. Blend until you get a smooth non-lumpy, creamy mixture. Strain it and you’re done!
Once you have chosen your rice milk, begin by using it at breakfast in your cereal and in your milky beverages. Create a list of all the meals and snacks you use cow’s milk with, and get ready to swap it for this healthier, less fattening option.
3. Replace other drinks with it
Feeling thirsty? Drink a refreshing glass of rice milk instead of your usual high-calorie beverages such as sodas, milk shakes, sugary smoothies and juices. This will help you cut down on the amount of calories and fat-forming sugars you ingest throughout the day. You can also use rice milk to make your ice cream and other desserts.
Follow these tips consistently and you will definitely notice a flatter tummy.