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Flushing the Fat Out with Water
Does fat matter so much? Why can’t we just eat, drink and be merry? Let’s start from the basics. Fats are generally soluble in organic solvents and insoluble in water. Chemically, fats are triglycerides.
They are broken down when the body needs to produce energy. These are broken down into fatty acids and glycerols and are then absorbed into your muscle tissue and internal organs where they further broken down through various chemical processes.
If the products left over from these chemical processes are not used by the body as energy, they are then considered waste products and need to be removed from the body. This is where the role of water comes in. Your body needs enough water every day to keep hydrated and cleanse itself of unwanted materials. Fat deposits that form on the body can be tough to break down and eliminate, but proper nutrition and exercise can help greatly with this.
The leftover materials from the fat breakdown are filtered out of your organs by the water that you drink. The water carries the waste to your bladder where it is then expelled from your body through your urine. It is important to drink enough water each day to keep you hydrated and facilitate the breakdown and elimination of fat cells.
Many sources claim that you should be consuming around 8 glasses of water per day, but this number can largely vary depending on your size, how often you are exercising and even how hot it is outside. Try and keep drinking water consistently throughout the day and consider water before soda, fruit juices or other sugary drinks as these can actually dehydrate your body even more.
The Fat Flush Water Recipe
Ingredients are 2 liters 58 ounces of filtered water, one grapefruit sliced, one tangerine, one sliced cucumber, and 20 peppermint leaves.
Wash all your organic fruits. Cut into pieces. Pull peppermint leaves off of the branch. Place all pieces in a large glass pitcher or jar. Steep overnight. Drink at least one glass before every meal and drink throughout the entire day
The large amount of vitamin C actually turns fat into fuel. Grapefruit has been labeled lately as the perfect fruit. The grapefruit will increase metabolic energy, burn fat and increase energy. The cucumber helps you to feel more full, and acts is a natural diuretic which means less bloating and water retention. The tangerine will increase your sensitivity to insulin because they are high in vitamin C. Peppermint helps and contributes to a calming in your stomach and better digestion.
Please be advised that drinking water alone or even this recipe for the water provided above is unlikely to burn fat on its own. This is considered a fat flush, meaning that you will still need to do the exercise that is required to break down the fat, so that it can then be eliminated by the body. Proper nutrition also plays a huge role. It is not about restricting calories, but making sure to get enough calories for your body from healthy, lean, whole foods. At the very least, this tasty water recipe will give you some added nutrients throughout the day, and help to ensure that you are drinking enough water.
There is another way of making the fat flush water. The ingredients are 2 liters of water, 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger, 1 medium sliced cucumber, 1 medium sliced lemon, and 12 small spearmint leaves.
Place all ingredients in a large pitcher, let blend together overnight. The next day drink the whole pitcher during the course of the day.