Fat Blasting Watermelon Juice is hands-down my new favorite beverage.
It’s light, refreshing and the perfect balance of sweet. If you aren’t familiar with watermelon juice, it’s awesome. In addition to being my favorite shade of pink, it’s full of antioxidants, vitamin B, potassium and lycopene which reduces inflammation and will give your body a nice, healthy kick. Watermelon juice is also 97% water, which keeps you hydrated and thanks to the fruit’s natural sweetness, this juice doesn’t need any added sugar.
A true beach-body beverage. Here’s why!
*Watermelon: A study conducted at the University of Kentucky found that drinking two glasses of watermelon juice every day for eight weeks helped people lose weight — especially belly fat — and didn’t reduce muscle mass. The magic component may be the amino acid arginine. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition found that adding arginine to the diets of obese mice decreased body fat by 64 percent in only three months.
*Lemon: The best way to lose weight and keep it off is to eliminate toxins from the body and keep your liver (your fat burning organ) and digestive system healthy. In particular, poor digestion hinders weight loss by stopping the body getting the nutrients it needs to burn fat and by causing a build up of toxins in the bloodstream that slows down metabolism. That’s where lemon juice comes to the rescue. Adding lemon juice to our diet will help to improve our digestive system and encourage our liver to function at its best.
* Cayenne & Ginger: Cayenne and ginger and weight loss go together well partly because both are known to be thermogenic foods. They raise the temperature of the body and help boost metabolism, so you burn more fat than you would simply by dieting alone.
Summer is almost here, friends! Get after it.
Fat Blasting Watermelon Juice
2 cups diced watermelon
Juice of one lemon
1-inch piece peeled fresh ginger
Pinch of cayenne
Place all ingredients in your high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!