Detoxification implies cleansing the body and cellular regeneration. As I have previously mentioned in the article “The Benefits of Water”, water helps the body in getting rid of harmful toxins, adding some fruits and vegetables to your water will help in detoxifying the body by removing impurities from the blood in the liver.
Unhealthy food and drinks put a lot of stress on the internal organs. Peter Bennett (N.D., co-author of 7-Day Detox Miracle with Stephen Barrie, N.D., and Sara Faye) suggests that everyone should detox his/her body once a year. It is important to note that in case you decide on a detox program, it is essential that you do it with a trained medical provider.
I personally have never followed a detox program, but I do enjoy adding some flavours to my water especially that I do not drink any type of bubbly drinks. That is why, I thought of sharing a few guidelines that you might find effective, especially during the summer vacation where water is the only element that quenches the body’s thirst and revives it.
Here are three tasty and healthy water recipes that you can do at home. It is preferred that you select organic vegetables and fruits for your drink to maintain a nourishing choice.
- The Flat Tummy Water: This is very similar to lemonade except that it has no sugar.
6 cups filtered water
1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger (Ginger root has anti-inflammatory compounds and aids in digestion)
1 lemon sliced (Lemon juice contains pectin, a soluble fiber that has been shown to help with weight-loss. Lemon juice also helps get rid of the toxins in your body that cause you to keep weight on. Lemon also has a ton of Vitamin C – www.raininghotcoupons.com)
1 cucumber sliced
1/3 cup mint leaves
- Let the mixture infuse overnight and drink all the next day.
Fat Burning Detox Drink (www.raininghotcoupons.com )
This mixture has a peculiar taste, but one can get used to it.
355 ml of water
1 to 2 tablespoons organic apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon (Cinnamon is highly nutritive as it is rich in fiber, iron, manganese, calcium, and helps lose body weight.)
1/2 teaspoon organic honey
Half of an apple sliced
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend for about 10 seconds
- Add the sliced apples
- Drink and then eat the apples.
3. Raspberry Blast
Fill a 1 litre pitcher with water
Add 500 grams of raspberries (Raspberries contain anti-inflammatory phytochemicals that are anti-aging and anti-cancer.)
- Have it soak overnight and drink it in the morning
The water will directly become red in color, but the next day it will look more like this.
To give this recipe a twist and to please yourself, you can replace water with sparkling water.
There are infusing bottles in the market, also sold online by amazon, that help in preparing detox water which I find practical and can be taken along with you even if you are not home.
There are zillions of water recipes online if you feel that the above recipes do not meet your taste. For more recipes check: www.detoxdiy.com/detox-water