My natural belly slimming detox water! I’m getting ready for my POP Pilates DVD shoot tomorrow and am preparing my body and energy for a long day of working out! Here’s how I prepare my water: 1-2 Liters water, 1 cucumber, 1 lemon, 1 orange, 10-15 fresh mint leaves, handful of ice. Why this combo? 1. Cucumber: contains citrulline which is an amino acid that has been shown to help our liver and kidneys get rid of ammonia which is a by product of the proteins our bodies burn for energy. 2. Water: helps flush toxins and waste through our system while keeping us hydrated. 3. Lemon: stimulates the digestive track so it’s helpful if you have constipation, heartburn, or gas. 4. Mint: helps you digest effectively because it improves the flow of bile from the liver to the gallbladder to the small intestine to break down dietary fats. It also helps relax cramped up stomach muscles. 5. Orange: contains flavonoids in the peel and juice that stimulate the immune system and protects against a fungi/pests while helping to reduce cholesterol levels. And by the way when I say detox, I’m still eating! Clean and light so I can feel energetic and look awake tomorrow! Try it guys! It’s yummy.