When was the last time you had a fat burning drink to get rid of all that belly fat? Belly fat is some of the hardest fat to lose. Even if you diet, this stubborn fat can often remain and is often detrimental to your health.
In fact, one study on belly fat shows that visceral fat (fat that accumulates around your internal organs) is far more dangerous to your health than any other fat. (1) Researchers show that people who are normal weight but have belly fat are 2.75 times more likely to die from heart issues than those with a normal waist-to-hip ratio. (2)
Excess abdominal fat can be an indication that your body is full of toxins. These toxins can eventually hamper your body’s ability to regulate glucose levels and metabolize cholesterol.
Whatever the reason, belly fat is a sure sign you need to clean out your body. And the best way to do this fast is with a simple mixture of horseradish, lemon and honey.
The Benefits of Horseradish
In the Greek Delphic Oracle, horseradish (cochlearia armoracia) was actually referred to as being worth its weight in gold. Its roots and leaves have been used for hundreds of years for their health benefits.
This unique root vegetable contains more than 10 times the glucosinolates found in broccoli. Numerous studies show how powerful these organosulfuric, chemoprotective compounds can be. Glucosinolates have been shown to affect the metabolism of hormones, which is key in weight loss. (3)
They are also important in cancer prevention and are shown to increase your resistance to environmental toxins. (4) Glucosinolates are also responsible for horseradish’s distinctive hot taste that is very effective for sinus issues.
Horseradish is also widely known for its antibacterial properties, even working against such strains as E. coli, and Staphylococcus aureus. (5)
The Benefits of Lemons
Although lemons are acidic in taste, they actually help to alkalinize your body. When your body becomes too acidic, you are at risk for all types of diseases including cancer.
Because lemons help to detox your body, they also stimulate weight loss. (6)
Lemons can help to rejuvenate your skin and heal your body inside and out while boosting your energy and mood.
They help to enhance your body’s enzyme function and stimulate your liver. (7) Lemons are also very high in vitamin C, which promote white blood cell production, which is key for a healthy immune system, but it is also a powerful antioxidant that protects your cells from oxidative damage.
The Benefits of Honey
Honey was used as a natural sweetener even before sugar became widely available in the 16th century. Honey production was widely used in ancient Greece and Sicily. It is a unique blend of sugar, trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids all made by honey bees that use the nectar from flowers to create this amazingly sweet and nutritious sweetener.
Honey can provide a quick energy boost before or after a workout and it is particularly good for athletes that are looking for a “time-released fuel” to provide energy long term.
Honey contains flavonoids and powerful antioxidants that can help reduce your risk of some cancers as well as heart disease. (8) And because honey has significant antibacterial properties, it is useful for the treatment of infected wounds or such things as acne. (9) It can even be good in cases of ulcers or bacterial gastroenteritis. (10)
Honey has even been shown to be more effective for coughs than traditional over the counter medicines. (11)
And even more exciting is the fact that eating a little honey before bedtime has been shown to help you sleep better and boost your metabolism. Researchers showed this works because honey fuels your liver with glycogen so recovery hormones can do their job while you sleep, essentially speeding up your metabolism and reducing fat-encouraging stress hormones. (11)
Together horseradish, lemon and honey make a very effective fat burning drink.
3-Ingredient Fat Burning Drink
- 125 g of horseradish
- 3 lemons (wash with a tablespoon of vinegar in water to remove any pesticides or buy organic)
- 3 tablespoons honey
Mix the horseradish well in a blender. Cut the lemons (including the peel) and remove the seeds then put them in the blender. Blend until it is a smooth consistency. Add the honey and mix again until everything is smooth. Keep the mixture in a sealed jar in the fridge.
Take one teaspoon of twice a day with meals for 3 weeks and watch the fat melt away!