The 3 Must-Try Detox Water Recipes
Water makes up more than two thirds of your human body weight and without water, we would definitely die in a few days. While plain water serves as a body lubricant and regulates our temperature, with just few simple ingredients, you can transform and tweak your simple water into detox water and get even more benefits from it. This is something you can do each day, or as part of a more broad detoxing strategy. Each water recipe listed below has its own unique benefits. Check out what might work best for you!
1. Apple Cinnamon Water
This water recipe is also referred to as the Zero Calorie detox water because it contains nearly zero calories. There are calories from the apple, but they’re pretty negligible. The cinnamon it contains is going to help stimulate your internal organs to cleanse themselves, while the apple is providing you with its all natural source of vitamins and minerals. This detox water recipe is way better than just drinking regular water and a helpful boost to any detox program.
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You will need:
- 1 apple thinly sliced
- 1 fresh cinnamon stick
- cold water
- large pitcher
Put the apple slices on the bottom of the pitcher (save some to put in your glass later) and then drop the cinnamon stick, fill half of the pitcher with ice and then add water. You should keep in mind that this tasty water has a hint of flavor, meaning if you want it to taste stronger, add more apples or slice them thinner.
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2. Cucumber Lemon Mint Water
Cucumbers are one of the most hydrating vegetables because they’re mostly made up of water. Adding cucumber to your water pulls out their minerals so you’re getting an added benefit. Mix in the lemon juice and you’re getting the cleansing effect of citric acid and helping to clear out the digestive system. The mint makes things taste fresh and crisp, and goes nicely with the lemon and cucumber while providing additional nutrients and benefits. Cucumber peel is a good source of dietary fiber that helps reduce constipation, and offers some protection against colon cancers by eliminating toxic compounds from the gut.
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You will need:
- 2 liters of water
- a teaspoon of ginger
- one medium cucumber, sliced
- one sliced lemon
- 10-12 spearmint leaves
Before going to bed, mix all ingredients in your pitcher, put it in the fridge and drink it during your next day.
3. Strawberry- Watermelon Water
Strawberries are a great way to add a familiar and preferred flavor to most anything, and in this case it can make your water taste better while also providing antioxidants and added vitamins and minerals to your body. This particular recipe includes watermelon and rosemary as well. This makes it a great detox recipe to use in the summer when it’s easier to build up a sweat, and it’s only natural to have the taste of strawberries and watermelon. It will help to make your detoxing efforts more enjoyable and seem like less of a chore.
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You will need:
- 1 cup strawberries
- 2 cups watermelon, cubed
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- dash of course salt
- filtered water
Muddle the strawberries and rosemary in a bowl. Add the muddled ingredients and the watermelon to a large pitcher. Pour water over the ingredients and stir. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours, and enjoy!
One of the best ways to rid your body of harmful toxins is to drink detox water. Just 6 to 8 glasses every day will help to keep you hydrated and keep your vital organs in their best possible health. Share this recipe
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