Many healthy and delicious juices can support long-term weight loss. But if you don't mind my saying, this Body Fat Burner Juice takes the trophy.
Did you know? Ideal juices for weight loss are low in sugar, are rich in important nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and also contain fiber. Yes, juices that are strained only by the juicer itself do contain fiber, though in reduced quantity than the whole foods themselves. (But if you wish to have juice with no fiber, then strain a second time with a fine mesh strainer).
Twelve years ago I personally used this body fat burner juice recipe as part of a weight loss diet. With consistent exercise and a clean diet, I lost the weight in just over a month.
This version was inspired by a recipe that I had found in a book all those years ago. It has since been my go-to recipe when I want a delicious juice, whether for everyday nourishment or as part of a weight loss plan.
Benefits: Body Fat Burner Juice
Before we get into the recipe, let's take a look at the amazing benefits of all the ingredients.
Beets are strong liver cleansers and also a good source of iron. A healthy functioning liver aids greatly in weight loss and weight maintenance.
Grapefruits are high in enzymes that help to burn fat and may speed up metabolism. Grapefruit, also rich in antioxidants and fiber, has anti-inflammatory effects. This notion has been passed down over the years, as folklore has long said grapefruit is useful for weight loss. And when 74 overweight adults ate half of a fresh red grapefruit with each meal for six weeks, modest weight loss was indeed confirmed — along with a significant reduction in waist circumference. (1)
Apples are known as a major source of polyphenols, dietary fiber, prebiotics, carotenoids, and other health-boosting nutrients. And apples do help with weight loss. Specifically, a meta-analysis shows that fruit polyphenols in apples likely promote weight loss and exert their beneficial effects via scavenging free radicals, regulating gene expression, and altering signal transduction in target cells and tissues, especially fat tissues. (2)
Radish is known to have protective effects on the liver, thyroid and gallbladder. For example, according to a 2012 study on animal models, white radish enzyme extracts may shield against hepatotoxicity, that is, liver toxicity. (3)
Hepatotoxicity refers to either an injury to the liver or impairment of liver function. For example, this insult to the liver may be caused by exposure to toxins like drugs, food additives, alcohol, chlorinated solvents, peroxidized fatty acids, fungi, radioactive isotopes, and environmental toxicants. (4)
Recipe: Body Fat Burner JuiceMakes one serving.
1 medium beet
3 beet green leaves (optional)
2 large grapefruits, peeled
½ granny smith apple, cored and sliced (optional)
2 medium radishes
½ cup organic brewed green tea
1 inch piece of ginger root
- Steep green tea, allow to cool.
- Wash and juice all other ingredients.
- Combine tea and juice, stir well and serve.
Author Kerrie Heart Florawtarian
Kerrie Heart is an International Authority of Professional Coaching and Mentoring Accredited Practitioner Mentor, a certified Hippocrates Wellness Plant-Based Nutrition & Wellness Mentor, a Hippocrates Certified Professional Coach and Certified Hippocrates Raw Living Food Culinary Chef.
Kerrie mentors individuals in one-on-one sessions to guide them to their best health and reach their personal goals via strategic planning, action steps, support and mentorship. She is available to facilitate your success. CLICK HERE to schedule your call!