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We are told that we should be drinking up to eight cups of water a day because studies say this and doctors say that. But the truth is, drinking all of that water isn’t that pleasant for some people. Water is bland, tastes like nothing and sucking down all those bottles definitely doesn’t seem worth the uncomfortable bloating or the endless trips to the bathroom even if it means staying hydrated and being healthy. Fortunately, after adding a few ingredients, there is a way to make drinking crazy amounts of water per day enjoyable.
One amazing thing about water is that it flushes all the toxins out of your body. It cleanses your system and leaves you feeling awesome. Detox waters are great for your body, natural, and taste amazing after you let them infuse over night. Each recipe and blend of different fruits has its own benefits for your body and can help you with things such as your energy and mood. It is crazy to think that adding a few blueberries into your water from time to time can help you with something like acne, but people truly underestimate the power of water and natural foods.
So here are some different detox water recipes that will leave you feeling incredible.
Pomegranate Lime Detox Water
1-cup pomegranate juice
1 lime slice and squeezed
3 basil leaves
Add water to your taste
Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants and are great for your heart and blood vessels. It has also been said that they are good inhibitors of different kinds of cancers. Limes are also great for women because they keep your skin looking younger, are packed with calcium and have been shown to fight high cholesterol. The basil in here acts as a seasoning herb to complete your drink.
Watermelon Basil Detox Water
4 cups watermelon
6-8 Basil leaves
Pinch of sea salt
¼ teaspoon white wine vinegar
4 cups water
This detox is full of water, water and more water. Watermelon, hence the name, is mostly water but is also full of healthy nutrients and vitamins. The white wine vinegar helps control hunger urges and the basil and salt add healthy kicks of flavor.
Orange Strawberry Detox Water
5 Mint leaves
2 cups of ice
Oranges are great source of vitamin C and have a whole mountain of health benefits such as boosting heart health and lowering risk of disease. Strawberries also help boost your immunity, eye health, and fight wrinkles! Along with adding a lemon, which is a super food when it comes to health benefits, this detox water will definitely leave you feeling great.
Blueberry Mint Detox Water
½ cup blueberries
10 mint leaves
This detox water is cool because along with their rich amount of antioxidants, blueberries have been linked to helping with memory and the nervous system. Kiwis are also packed with Vitamin C and the combinations of colors and the added mint really make this recipe look pretty in a glass.
Lemon Cucumber Detox Water
1- liter water
10 mint leaves
The mix of lemon and cucumber in this drink is great for staying hydrated, cleaning out harmful toxins, and boosting your immune system. The mint acts as a source of extra flavor so there is no need to add any sugar.
Strawberry Grapefruit Detox Water
1- liter water
This drink is great for burning belly fat because grapefruit has a fat- burning enzyme and can help absorb and reduce starch and sugar in your body. Strawberries also aid in body fat and again cucumbers are anti-inflammatory which helps with bloating.
Get yourself a pitcher, pick out your favorite recipe, add water and let it chill in your fridge for at least two hours. They will taste better and work better if you let them infuse over night but it is all up to you! Feel free to try your own combinations and get a little creative! Who knew being healthy could be so fun.
Alternative: Invest in an Aquazinger water bottle, which flavors your water with fruits and herbs that you grind in the small compartment at the bottom of the bottle.