These are some great home remedies that help you reduce unwanted bloating and lose fat. You can turn your kitchen and bathroom into your own mini-spa with two great Fortified recipes.
In the Bathroom, we recommend the Banish the Bloat Detox Bath
Simply add two cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath. Soak for 20 minutes once a week to help remove unwanted toxins and relieve bloating. If you are getting ready for a special occasion, a detox bath daily for a few days beforehand is recommended.
In the Kitchen, or on the go, sip yourself slimmer with our recipe for Fortified Cucumber Elixir
This simple and delicious beverage can be enjoyed before, during and after a relaxing soak in the tub or just as a refreshing pick-me-up at anytime. We recommend 4-6 glasses of this beverage daily. Easy to make at home with basic ingredients you’ll find in any supermarket.
Ice – We use just a handful of cubes (you can make from mineral water as well)
1 cucumber – We prefer hot house seedless
1 lemon – We prefer lemon but you can substitute lime
10-15 Fresh mint leaves
Dash of Cayenne pepper
Why this combo?
Cucumber: Contains citrulline, which is an amino acid that has been shown to help with detox of the liver and kidneys. It gets rid of ammonia, which is a by-product of the proteins our bodies burn for energy.
Water: Helps flush toxins and waste through our system while keeping us hydrated.
Lemon: Stimulates the digestive track, enhancing the metabolism by making foods easier to digest. It’s also helpful to alleviate constipation, heartburn, or gas.
Mint: Helps you digest effectively because it improves the flow of bile from the liver to the gallbladder to the small intestine, breaking down dietary fats. It also helps relax cramped stomach muscles.
Cayenne Pepper: The name of the popular and chemical present in cayenne pepper is capsaicin. Capsaicin is an effective thermogenic chemical, which speeds up the body’s metabolic activity and also decreases the appetite. Consuming cayenne on regular basis helps to effectively reduce weight.
If you are entertaining, and want to enjoy a healthful cocktail, simply swap out the water for one ounce of vodka – we prefer Tito’s – or tequila – we prefer Don Julio Blanco – and four ounces of sparkling water – we like Perrier or Polar. Serve over ice in tall chilled glasses. Garnish with lemon or lime. There’s no sugar or sodium so this is a cocktail to be enjoyed (in moderation, of course) without guilt.