Lemon Ginger Water

So a few weeks ago we did a Gallon Challenge over at the Inspire Tribe Fitness Community Each day we tried to drink a gallon of water and the results were AMAZING!

Here is my favorite recipe (Adapted from Chalene Johnson’s recipe):

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In a blender add:
> The juice of 2 large lemons
> 4 cubes of fresh ginger root – remember to remove the skin!
> A couple drops of stevia sweetener
> A dash of cayenne pepper
> 3 cups of water

Blend everything for a few minutes, then pour over a strainer to remove the chunks of ginger.

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Combined this concentrate with a gallon of water!

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Water is involved in pretty much every function in the body, so if you’re dehydrated, it’s going to affect your metabolism.  Almost 80% of your muscle consists of water, so if you’re dehydrated, your muscles ability to burn calories slows down.  If that wasn’t enough, when you’re dehydrated your body’s ability to mobilize fat as a fuel source decreases! So the bottom line, if you want to rev up your metabolism, you must must must be drinking adequate water!

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