Drinking water is great to help flush the body of toxins, but adding a few ingredients can turn ordinary water into a detox water that can provide even more benefits. Besides, plain water can get boring, right?
What’s great about these recipes is that they can be done each day. I prefer this approach instead of a 3-5 day cleanse. I think your body needs food and nutrients daily and not just detox waters. Each recipe provides difference benefits so choose the one that is right for you.
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10 Detox Water Recipes
Apparently this one is also known as Sassy Water. Cute, huh? Did you know that cucumbers are very hydrating? That’s one reason they are often in detox water recipes. Add some lemon for the added cleansing of citric acid, which helps with digestion. Adding mint provides a clean and crisp flavor that is a nice compliment to the lemon and cucumber.
This mix is great for weight loss. Grapefruit is one of the essential weight loss foods. It is also a great detoxing food. For me, it always seems to quench my hunger cravings as well. Adding tangerines provides more sweetness and the cucumbers provide added minerals. This one is really tasty.
Apple cider vinegar is another staple of detox water recipes. The taste can be pretty strong so adding lemons, cucumber and mint makes it more pleasing to the palette. according to Web MD, apple cider vinegar helps regulate blood sugar levels and is helpful for those with diabetes.
This is one of my favorites. The strawberries provide a nice fruity flavor that is not in many detox water recipes. Strawberries also provide added antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. This recipe also includes watermelons and rosemary. Yum! This one is great for summer. It’s so refreshing!
When you search for detox water recipes, you are likely to find the Jillian Michaels version. Her recipe uses cranberry juice, dandelion tea and lemon juice. This detox water is supposed to help with weight loss. I like the flavors too!
This recipe has been featured on the Dr. Oz show. It is also referred to as the Zero Calorie detox water. There are a few calories from the apples, but close enough to zero to stick with this name. Cinnamon is said to stimulate your organs to cleanse themselves. Apples provide a good source of minerals and vitamins. It also helps regulate blood sugar and stop food cravings.
Ginger is an excellent detox ingredient. It is famous for kick starting metabolism. The diuretic effect of the lemons helps shed unwanted toxins as well. Ginger also has pain relieving properties so it’s great if you have post workout muscle soreness.