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This sip gets its rejuvenating powers from coconut water, which can speed fat burning and increase energy in just 20 minutes, say researchers at the Colorado Neurological Institute in Englewood. Credit goes to the liquid’s rich stores of manganese, which stimulates the thyroid’s production of the metabolism-revving hormone thyroxine.
What’s more, a Malaysian study found that coconut water was 11 percent more effective at hydrating the body than plain water. That’s because this tropical drink provides key electrolytes (including potassium and sodium) that balance fluid level within cells. This prompts the body to release the excess fluids that cause bloat and puffiness for an instant slimming effect.
Here’s the yummy recipe:
1 1/2 cups cran-raspberry juice
1 cup coconut water
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
2 oz. orange or regular vodka (optional)
In an ice-filled shaker, combine all ingredients; shake well. Strain into ice-filled glasses.