We all know how healthy and important to our body water is, especially when one's trying to lose weight. Do you know what might be even better than plain water? Detox water! This beverage created much hype when it comes to the best ways of losing weight. Although it sounds quite fancy, we're still talking about regular water mixed with sliced fruit, vegetables, herbs, etc. By adding all the healthy food in it, you give your drink an extra boost which will help your body to get rid of all of the toxic stuff. Plain water, as great as it is for some people, to others may be a bit „boring“. So, adding a bit of your favorite taste – cucumber, watermelon, lemon, etc. – will definitely make it much more delicious and refreshing. This way, you will definitely be drinking a lot more of it.
How to make detox water?
As you may assume, making your own detox water is quite simple. You just need (warm or cold) water and to pick out the fruit, vegetable or herb that suits you and slice them up and mix into water. You can even choose the amount of the ingredient as you wish. The more ingredient – the stronger the flavor. If you opt for cold detox water, it's a good idea to put it in the fridge for a couple of hours so the flavors would infuse better.
Types of detox water
As we mentioned, you can choose the ingredient you wish to use based on the flavors that you prefer. But, different ingredients have different properties. This is good to know in order to decide which detox water may be most helpful for some potential health issues you have.
Other than being sooo delicious, watermelon has some very beneficial properties for your skin. Made of 92% water, they will keep your skin hydrated and healthy. It is also rich in vitamins A, B, and C, as well as in antioxidant called lycopene, all of which protect the skin and fight the skin aging and wrinkles.
Lemons are also rich in vitamin C and potassium – great for lowering the blood pressure. Furthermore, lemons slow down the digestion process. They are also great for cleansing your liver and boosting the immune system.
Cucumbers are one of the most used ingredients in detox water because they're so refreshing and filled with fibers, but low in calories, which makes them a perfect option when dieting. Besides the mentioned, cucumbers are rich in vitamin B, potassium and magnesium – which is why they're great for lowering the blood pressure. They are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Strawberries are great for improving your heart's health and lowering blood sugar. Also, they are filled with vitamins and antioxidants.
Since they have strong cleansing properties, raspberries are a good choice for digestion problems.
There are much, much more potential ingredients of detox water. We recommend you pick a few of your favorites and then mix them together. You will create a healthy vitamin bomb that will keep you fresh and satisfied!