This delicious cocktail combines tasty mint with zesty grapefruit, which contains a flavonoid (nobiletin) that switches off fat-storage genes. The payoff: Canadian researchers found that subjects on a nobiletin-rich diet gained 87 percent less weight on a high-fat diet than those who didn’t get the nutrient. In addition to nobiletin, grapefruit also has a phytonutrient (d-limonene) that activates key detoxification enzymes in the liver. Scientists at the Preventive Medical Center of Marin in San Rafael, California, found this effect can boost the organ’s ability to flush toxins and burn fat by up to 30 percent.
To enjoy these slimming benefits, try this sip. Bonus: The menthol in mint soothes digestion!
Here’s the easy recipe:
2 lime wedges
6 mint leaves
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 cup white grape juice
1/4 cup ginger ale
1 oz. tequila (optional)
Your life just got exponentially better and more stylish now you've signed up for our newsletter. Fabulousness awaits!