Detox Water – Hydration during a Cleanse

Detox water is great for cleansing the body of toxins that can cause discomfort or illness. Toxins are poisons that can have you experiencing digestive issues, weakness, bloating, nausea, mood swings and skin issues as well as lower your immunity. Detox drinks help to boost energy, cleanse the liver, aid weight loss, reduce inflammation and promote organ health.

Detox Water is water that has been infused with the flavors of fresh fruits, vegetables or herbs. It is sometimes referred to as infused water. You can make detox water at home in many different ways, using any combination of fruits, vegetables and herbs that you like. Made by infusing flavor, rather than juicing or blending, detox water contains very few calories.
Detox water is also often recommended in weight loss plans, especially in place of high-sugar drinks like sugary soda and fruit juice

  • Directions

Simply chop up your ingredients and add them to hot or cold water, depending on your preference. The more of an ingredient you use, the stronger the flavor will become.

If you’re making a cold drink, you can leave the detox water in the fridge for 1–12 hours to allow the flavors to infuse more deeply. Be sure to remove the ingredients after this time though, so they don’t begin to decompose.

If you’re in a hurry, crushing or bruising your fruit and herbs before using them can help release the flavors more quickly.

  • Popular combinations:

Cucumber and mint.
Lemon and ginger.
Blackberry and orange.
Lemon and cayenne pepper.
Watermelon and mint.
Grapefruit and rosemary.
Orange and lemon.
Lemon and lime.
Strawberry and basil.
Apple and cinnamon.

 

  • Bottom Line

Detox water is made by infusing water with fruits, vegetables or herbs. You can make your own at home using a variety of flavors. Making detox water at home is very simple. All you need is water and a selection of fruits, vegetables and herbs. The exact properties of detox water will vary depending on the ingredients you use and the strength of the infusion. However, many of the health claims for detox water can be attributed to the water itself, rather than the ingredients it’s flavored with. That’s because you don’t get that many nutrients from the ingredients in detox water, especially not compared to eating them in their whole form.

  • Special Bonus

Use the leftover citrus, roots, and herbs in a Detox Bath at the end of the day.

Photo Credit: J.Rupe
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