Fat builds up in the body as a result of inactivity or excessive consumption. Fat flush is an effective method using water to flush fat deposits (and toxins) that remain in the body due to lack of activity. The metabolic break-down of fat naturally occurs when the body uses its fat deposits to produce energy and the triglycerides in the fat cells are removed. The triglycerides are then broken down into fatty acids and glycerols and are then absorbed into the muscle tissue and internal organs, where they are further broken down through various chemical processes. However, when the body doesn’t use the products left over from these chemical processes as energy, they become waste products that should be eliminated from the body. This is where water plays a major role.
The Role of Water
Water is the vital fluid for proper body function. Aside from hydrating every cell and tissue, water also removes fat deposits and waste from the body. To be more specific, water filters leftover materials from the fat breakdown out of your organs. Then it carries the waste to your bladder. It is later expelled from here through urine.
This is why drinking enough water is essential for keeping your body well-hydrated, but also for facilitating the breakdown and elimination of fat cells. You should always give priority to water as opposed to soda, fruit juices, or other sugary drinks, simply because these in fact further dehydrate your body. Dehydration has repeatedly been linked to a lack of energy and even headaches throughout the day.
The Fat Flush Water Recipe
The recipe we recommend here combines water with a few other ingredients that have potent diuretic properties. Although proper dosing depends on the person’s size, an average of 8 glasses is typically recommended.
- 2l (64 oz.) filtered water
- 1 sliced tangerine
- 1/2 sliced grapefruit
- 1 sliced cucumber
- 4 peppermint or spearmint leaves
- ice made from purified water, optional
The method of preparation is quite simple. All you do is mix the ingredients in a pitcher before bed and drink throughout the entire next day. For optimal benefits, it’s important to use organic produce for the recipe. If, however, you aren’t using organic produce, make sure you wash it thoroughly before mixing it with water.
How It Works
To start with, tangerine increases insulin sensitivity, regulates blood sugar, and stimulates more fat-burning during exercise due to its high vitamin C content.
Grapefruit increases metabolic energy and fat-burning.
Cucumbers are powerful natural diuretics, meaning less bloating and water retention. They also keep you full longer.
Last, but not least, mint leaves promote healthy digestion.
Be aware that well-balanced nutrition from healthy, lean, whole foods along with regular exercise is also important for optimal health.