4 Homemade Water Remedies for Blasting Belly Fat and Increasing Metabolism

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Most people fail to understand to function of metabolism and how it works. When you exercise, the body move with the help of an energy that has been stored in the body, but you also utilize energy for basic needs like breathing, pumping blood, and cell functioning.  Simply put, the metabolic rate refers to the amount of energy used by the body when you are not doing anything in particular.

Those with fast metabolism need a lot of energy to function properly, typically tapping into energy storage. On the other hand, those with slow metabolism don’t need that amount of energy when they are not being physically active.  Consequently, their body keeps storing energy in the form of fat.

Here are 4 easy water recipes which are great for both mornings and in between meals to help boost metabolism. Although none of them is going to drastically change your body appearance, they do help encourage a consistent metabolism.

Metabolism-Boosting Water Remedies


1. Grapefruit Water

This recipe calls for two natural metabolism boosters: grapefruit and rosemary. According to a 2006 study, obese individuals who consumed eight ounces of grapefruit prior meals lost about three and a half pounds after twelve weeks.

Rosemary, on the other hand, is a potent antioxidant which increases metabolism and helps remove endogenous estrogens.

Ingredients:
* 2 cups boiling water
* 2 tsp dried rosemary
* ½ grapefruit
* ½ grapefruit sliced

Instructions:
Steep the rosemary in boiling water for a few minutes.  Squeeze half a grapefruit, add the sliced grapefruit, stir, and enjoy!

2. Ginger Green Tea

A recent study has shown that obese men who consumed ginger showed a warming effect of energy, which leaved them less hungry. Green tea has been found to offer thermogenic properties and promote fat oxidation.

Ingredients:
* Boiling water
* 1 tbsp of grated ginger
* 2 tsp of green tea
* 1 tbsp of honey

Instructions:
Put the ginger and boiling water in a glass. Put the green tea into an infuser and steep for a few minutes. Add the honey to the glass after you remove the infuser, stir, and enjoy!

3. Ginger Cucumber Water

Ingredients:
* Boiling water
* 1 slice of ginger
* ½ cucumber, sliced
* 1 tbsp of honey

Instructions:
Put the ginger and boiling water in a glass and let the ginger steep for a couple of minutes prior removing it.  Add the honey to the glass and the sliced cucumbers, stir, and drink up!

4. Lemon Ginger Water

Besides the metabolism-boosting ginger, this recipe features lemon juice as well.  Lemon is packed with vitamin C and antioxidants like flavonoids.

Ingredients:
* Warm water
* 1 tbsp of ginger, grated
* 1 lemon, sliced

Instructions:
Add the grated ginger in a glass, then the warm water, and finally the sliced lemons. Stir and enjoy!

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