This sip is made with super-refreshing melon juice, and that’s a boon for weight loss, since an amino acid in melon (arginine) enhances the body’s ability to convert food into usable energy instead of fat. The payoff: In a study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, women who increased their intake of arginine lost an average of 3 inches around the waist and 7 pounds after 12 weeks — without making any other lifestyle changes.
What’s more, melons are teeming with antioxidant flavonoids that “mop up” damaging free radicals before they can cause cellular inflammation. In fact, a study in_ The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition_ linked a fruit-rich diet to a 24 percent reduction in levels of a key inflammatory marker known to trigger metabolic issues like obesity and diabetes.
Here’s the yummy recipe:
3/4 cup watermelon juice (puree fresh watermelon in blender until it liquefies)
1/4 cup strawberries, pureed
2 tsp. lime juice
Pinch of salt
In glass, combine all ingredients. Serve over ice with a splash of sparkling water, if desired.
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