Dr. Oz is one of the most well known doctors in America. With more than 6 million fans on facebook he’s arguably the most influential doctor in America. Thankfully he talks about nutrition, whole foods and home remedies. It doesn’t seem like he’s a complete pharmaceutical sellout like many other doctor’s in America.
A few years ago Dr. Oz had his entire audience of women wear bikini’s for the entire show. Quite a commitment on behalf of the attendees.
Dr. Oz recommends a very simple recipe to burn fat at a higher rate. So what is this recipe?
The Dr. Oz “Swimsuit Slim Down Bikini Drink” As it’s called:
- Organic Grapefruit Juice
- Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (This brand is best)
- Raw Honey (Preferably from the farmers market, if not this one works)
(Organic stevia found here works as an alternative low calorie, nutritious sweetener as well)
Instructions From Dr. Oz:
Step 1: Add 1-cup of organic grapefruit juice to a glass. Fresh squeezed/juiced is best.
Step 2: Add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the glass, stir these together.
Step 3: Add 1 tsp of honey and stir in. (This is additional and optional for sweetness and added benefits)
Instructions For Consuming:
Dr. Mehmet Oz recommends drinking this before every meal to help you burn fat faster. This drink is rich in vitamin C (from the grapefruit) which one study found that 30% more fat is burned during moderate exercise with adequate vitamin C levels. In other words, drinking this drink more often will increase your vitamin C levels and help you burn 30% more fat from the same exercise.
Additionally the apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid which is believed to turn on genes that your body needs to produce fat-burning proteins. This adds more fat burning power.
Adding honey is optional. Raw honey from your local farmers market is rich in minerals, digestive enzymes, acids and vitamins that are very valuable in supporting liver health which plays a role in producing fat burning hormones and optimizing digestive function.
Together the grapefruit juice and apple cider vinegar pack a powerful fat burning punch. Doctor Oz recommends drinking this before each meal to give your digestive system the vitamin C, acetic acid and other beneficial nutrients to help your digestive system function in a fat burning way.
Honey may be seen as a fattening sweetener when really it is beneficial if it’s a quality honey. Raw honey (unpasteurized) honey is extremely important because the pasteurization process heats up and kills beneficial bacteria in the honey that helps the microbiome of the human gut. Raw honey contains beneficial bacteria, fiber, minerals, acids, enzymes and other vitamins that benefit digestive health, the liver specifically.
You can see Dr. Oz speak briefly on the slim down drink here: