Sunday, 11 September 2011

Fat-burning Vegetable Smoothie

In 2004, an Filipino alternative-medicine practitioner based in Muntinlupa, Metro Manila recommended this smoothie to my mother.  These vegetable combination according to him is an effective "diuretic" that helps lower down cholesterol and uric acid.  I didn't understand those concepts before not until I became health conscious :-)

Carrots : is rich in carotene that speeds the metabolic rate of the body that causes removal of fat deposits and waste.

Cabbage : this cruciferous vegetable is rich in sulphur and iodine which aids in the  cleansing of the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines breaking the fatty build-up in this area.

Celery : Raw celery has a high concentration of Calcium in a ready to use form, so when you eat it, the calcium is sent directly to work. This pure form of calcium will ignite your endocrine system. The hormones in your body will break up the accumulated fat build up. Celery also has a high level of magnesium and iron which will clean out your system.

Cucumber : Cucumber contains a high sulphur and silcon content. These minerals work to stimulate the kidneys to wash out uric acid, which is a waste product. With this uric acid being washed out, it stimulates the removal of fat, and loosens the fat from the cells.



Recipe :

Carrots, diced - 100 g.

Cabbage, shredded - 100 g.

Celery, leaves and stalk, diced - 100 g.

Cucumber, unpeeled & diced - 100 g.

Water - 300 ml

Honey - 1 tbsp



Preparation:

Blend all ingredients in a blender.

Good-bye to fats :-) cheers



note:  getting rid of body fat is not easy, it goes with lots of determination, self control specially in the food we eat, and self discipline to be able to stick to a special diet plan and to stock to a physical workout.  The efficacy of a certain food in the elimination of fat depends not only on the food itself but also to the factors mentioned prior to this statement.  And please bear in mind that things may produce result in one person but may not be effective to another.

- Foodformylove (11September2011)

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