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You may have heard some of the hype about “Fat Flush Water,” which has been trending all over social media for some time now, but how exactly does water flush fat out of your system? Clearly, water is not some kind of magic diet supplement; it is something your body needs daily to stay hydrated and cleanse itself of unwanted materials.

That being said, fat deposits that form on the body can be tough to break down and eliminate. Fat is broken down when the body uses its fat deposits to produce energy and the triglycerides in the fat cells are removed. These triglycerides are broken down into fatty acids and glycerols and then absorbed into your muscle tissue and internal organs, where they are then broken down even further 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 water comes into play.

The Role of Water

Water is the vehicle used to remove these waste products from the body. The leftover materials from the fat breakdown are then 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 yourself hydrated and facilitate the breakdown and elimination of fat cells. Many sources claim that you should be consuming around eight glasses of water per day, but this number can vary significantly depending on your size, activity level, and even the climate in which you live. Try to 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. Often a lack of energy and even headaches throughout the day are simply symptoms of mild dehydration. It is a good idea to make a conscious effort to drink more water. A little extra is definitely better than not enough!

The Fat Flush Water Recipe

2 Liters (64 oz.) Purified Water

1 Tangerine, sectioned

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1/2 Grapefruit, sliced

1 Cucumber, sliced

4 Peppermint or Spearmint Leaves

Ice (made from purified water) optional

Mix in a pitcher before bed and drink throughout the entire next day. Please consider using organic produce for this. If it is unavailable to you, thoroughly wash the produce before adding it to the water.

How It Works

  • The tangerine increases your sensitivity to insulin, stabilizes blood sugar, and, because it is high in vitamin C, increases fat burned during exercise.
    Tangerine increases your sensitivity to insulin, stabilizes blood sugar, and stimulates genes to burn fat. – See more at: http://rawforbeauty.com/blog/fat-flush-water.html#sthash.uB4BsHaw.dpuf
  • The grapefruit will increase your metabolism and energy, and burn fat.
  • The cucumber helps you to feel more full and acts is a natural diuretic, which means less bloating and water retention.
  • The mint leaves help with digestion.

There you have it! Please be advised that drinking water, whether alone or with the above ingredients,   is unlikely to burn fat on its own. This is considered a fat flush, meaning that you will still need to do the exercise required to break down the fat so that it can then be eliminated by the body. Proper nutrition also plays a huge role. It’s not about restricting calories, but rather making sure to get enough calories for your body from healthy, lean, whole foods.

At the very least, however, this tasty water recipe will provide you with extra nutrients, and make drinking enough throughout the day an easier task. Enjoy!

Much Love

Sources

http://www.livestrong.com/article/545311-how-does-water-flush-fat-out-of-your-system/

http://rawforbeauty.com/blog/fat-flush-water.html

http://www.womenfitness.net/grapefruit_weightloss.htm

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/diuretics/HI00030


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