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.
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.
Here’s the simple recipe:
- 1 gallon water (purified please)
- 12 wedges grapefruit
- 1 cucumber, sliced
- 2 limes, sliced
- 2 tangerines, sliced (lemon can be used if you can’t find tangerines)
- 4 peppermint or mint leaves
Rinse grapefruit, tangerine, cucumber and mint leaves. Slice the cucumber, grapefruit, and tangerine (peel is another option). Combine all ingredients in a gallon pitcher (glass not plastic please! -you can do half of everything if you only have a 1/2 gallon pitcher) Let the ingredients sit for 2 to 3 hours for maximum benefits to your body.